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March 4, 2021

Covid Decarceration Resources

We’ve reached a landmark settlement with the state of North Carolina that will result in the unprecedented early release of at least 3,500 people in custody inside state prisons. We invite you to use and share this page as a resource as we continue navigating the coming weeks and months together in our effort to quickly and safely reduce the population in state prisons to save lives.

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February 25, 2021

Uplifting Emerging Black Leaders of Today

As our nation stands in this pivotal moment, we want to introduce you to some of the emerging leaders of today who are leading in the movement and community to help ensure that we’re able to build strong Black Futures for generations to come.

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February 23, 2021

Building Black Futures

As we celebrate Black History Month and the wins and lessons from social movements of the past, we must also think about the Black Futures that are being built right now.

This week we’re uplifting our partners at Leading into New Communities (LINC) and Wash Away Unemployment.

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January 29, 2021

Voices From the Inside: The Impact of COVID-19 on Incarcerated People

The COVID-19 pandemic presents a clear and urgent crisis for those currently incarcerated or at risk of becoming incarcerated, as prisons and jails present the highest risk of illness from the virus.

 

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November 23, 2020

NC Copwatch Launch

Forward Justice launched nccopwatch.org, an interactive website that allows community members to access department & officer stop, search, and use of force data for every traffic stop reported in NC.

 

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September 19, 2020

FAQ for Voting with a Criminal Record in NC

In September, a three judge panel ruled that thousands of people on community supervision whose inability to pay fines and fees extended their probation and parole can now register to vote.

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September 14, 2020

Event: Voting is Power Unleashed! #MoralMonday Mass Assembly

Forward Justice is proud to partner with the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival and NAACP Legal Defense Fund for this evening of information and inspiration.

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August 12, 2020

Amicus Briefs Filed in Support of Plaintiffs in the Community Success Initiative, et. al., v. Moore Case

Multiple amicus curiae briefs have been filed in support of Plaintiffs in the Community Success Initiative, et. al., v. Moore case in Wake County Superior Court, regarding the restoration of voting rights for individuals currently on probation or post-release supervision for a felony conviction in North Carolina.

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July 24, 2020

Amicus Briefs Filed In Support of NC NAACP in Photo Voter ID Case Appeal

On July 20, 2020, three amicus curiae briefs were filed in support of Plaintiffs-Appellees in N.C. NAACP v. Raymond, the photo voter ID appeal in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals (Case No. 20-1092).

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April 7, 2020

Stories from the Second Chance Alliance chapters

The official launch of the “Clean Slate Campaign” took place on May 7, 2019 at the bi- annual Second Chance Advocacy Day, which has occurred since 2011, and is anchored by Forward Justice, Community Success Initiative, North Carolina Justice Center and other Second Chance Alliance (SCA) members.

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