Success While In Transition (S.W.I.T.) has partnered with Southern Coalition for Social Justice (SCSJ) to promote Fair Chance Business Certifications among North Carolina employers. S.W.I.T. is a curriculum-based service addressing the barriers faced by justice-involved individuals while re-entering society. Co-founded by Henry Green and William Elmore, S.W.I.T gives returning community members the tools needed to…Read More Fair Chance Business S.W.I.T. Encourages Second Chances
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled last week that New York’s gun licensing system, “which issues public-carry licenses only when an applicant demonstrates a special need for self-defense,” violates the Second Amendment. This decision comes as we grapple with a spate of mass shootings in our nation, including the devastating Buffalo and Uvalde massacres. It also…Read More New York Gun Opinion Should Not Leave Election Workers, Voters Vulnerable
Justice System Reform
The pandemic really showed us [how] students are being transferred from the school system to the justice system.Marcus Pollard, Justice System Reform Counsel, Southern Coalition for Social Justice
Case Summary: On November 16, 2021, the Southern Coalition for Social Justice (SCSJ), with co-counsel from the ACLU of Texas and the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas (Austin Division) against Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, on behalf of the…Read More Fair Maps Texas Action Committee v. Abbott
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