Racial Disparity and Public Defense

Issues of racial disparity can be found in every aspect of our nation's criminal system, from stop to sentencing. Public defense attorneys have an important role to play in challenging bias and disparity within the courtroom, within their offices, and within themselves. NACDL is committed to empowering defenders to address the ways in which race impacts our court system, our clients, our communities, and the defenders who serve them. 

Additional Videos from Race Matters

More from Race Matters (2017)

Additional Resources for Public Defense Attorneys

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