Criminal Justice

Injustice & Inequity in the Justice System

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We all lose when we lock people away. Incarceration denies the opportunities for rehabilitation and healing that are necessary for a person to fulfill his or her potential. This is a loss not only to the individual and his or her family but to society as a whole.


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Background The Difficult Path to Changing Policing in America 

During FCNL’s Annual Meeting and Quaker Public Policy Institute, Nov. 14-17, we will focus our legislative ask to changing policing in America.

Event Spring Lobby Weekend  

Save the Date: March 20-23, 2021

At Spring Lobby Weekend 2021, hundreds of students, recent grads, Quakers, and young adults will gather to learn and virtually lobby Congress.

Update Sick and Tired of Tragedies at the Hands of Police 

Jacob Blake. Another name in the long list of Black men and women shot by police. This time a father, security guard, and a sibling. He was shot multiple times while his children watched from the car. Just imagine being a small child and witnessing your father being gunned down by police. Thankfully, they did not take his life.

Background FCNL's Work on Policing 

America needed police reform before March 13, 2020, when Breonna Taylor was shot in her home by police. America needed police reform before May 25, 2020, when George Floyd was killed when a police officer knelt on his neck for more than eight minutes. America needs police reform now.

Update Advocates are Calling on Congress to Demilitarize Policing: Here’s the Next Step 

The militarization of police is a key factor in the policing crisis we face today. Congress has opportunities to reform the 1033 program this year and limit the Department of Defense’s practice of transferring surplus military grade equipment to local police departments.

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