Breaking Down Barriers: Criminal Justice Reform in NC

September 10, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Tobacco Road Sports Cafe & Brewery

505 West Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27603

A significant portion of North Carolinians have a criminal record, which acts as a barrier to individual success. A criminal record directly impacts gainful employment, affordable housing, higher education, family supports, maintaining a driver’s license, and more. Further, since children who have a parent behind bars are more likely to end up incarcerated themselves, this not only has a substantial impact on this generation, but also the next. Join us in our discussion about how to ensure that our criminal justice system is accountable.

It is our pleasure to host speakers Jay Schweikert, a policy analyst with the Cato Institute’s Project on Criminal Justice and Tarrah Callahan,Executive Director of Conservatives for Criminal Justice Reform.

Topics addressed will include the impact of coercive plea bargaining, challenging qualified immunity, and protecting the rights suspects, defendants, and prisoners, as well as how we can mitigate collateral consequences for individuals with criminal records in North Carolina to provide the greatest benefit to those individuals and to our society as a whole.