There are more than 740,000 people in jails across the country, the majority of whom are either awaiting trial — they are legally innocent — or serving time for misdemeanor offenses. This means, at least in most states (and all states for those awaiting trial), those populations remain eligible to vote. However, many of those…Read More How to Advocate for Eligible Incarcerated Voters to Cast Ballots
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
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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