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September 30, 2019
Racial Impact Statements
Racial impact statements are a tool for lawmakers to evaluate potential disparities of proposed legislation prior to adoption and implementation. Analogous to fiscal impact statements, they assist legislators in detecting unforeseen policy ramifications.
January 01, 2009
Racial Impact Statements: Changing Policies to Address Disparities
The premise behind racial impact statements is that policies often have unintended consequences that would be best addressed prior to adoption of new initiatives. In this article published in the American Bar Association magazine, Criminal Justice, The Sentencing Project's Executive Director Marc Mauer describes how racial impact statements can improve racial justice outcomes in the criminal justice system.
March 01, 2019
State Advocacy News: Expanding Racial Impact Statements
Seven states – Illinois, Kentucky, Minnesota, Mississippi, New York, Oklahoma, and Vermont – have introduced legislation this year to require racial impact statements.
February 21, 2013
Letter in Support of Racial Impact Statements in Connecticut
The Sentencing Project encourages the Connecticut Legislature’s continued assessment of racial and ethnic impact statements in the consideration of proposed sentencing measures.
January 17, 2018
New Jersey Enacts Law to Examine Racial and Ethnic Impact of Sentencing Changes
On his last day in office, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed racial and ethnic impact statement legislation that will provide an opportunity for lawmakers to address the state’s high rate of racial disparity in incarceration.
January 02, 2008
Racial Impact Statements as a Means of Reducing Unwarranted Sentencing Disparities
One way to address the dramatic racial disparities that pervade the criminal justice system is by adopting racial impact statements as a requirement for consideration of new sentencing legislation.
September 27, 2019
Race & Justice News: Racial Impact of Florida’s Criminal Laws
State supreme courts less reflective of nation’s diversity, Florida lawmakers partner with researchers to assess racial impact of legislation, increase in Virginia's marijuana arrests sparks calls for change, and more in Race & Justice News.
April 15, 2013
Letter by Harrison Chief of Police Pat Murphy in Support of Racial Impact Statements
Senate Bill 1093 will ensure that laws are not passed that have the unintentional consequences of impacting racial and ethnic minorities more harshly than white communities.
September 03, 2014
Race and Punishment: Racial Perceptions of Crime and Support for Punitive Policies
Coming on the heels of the tragic events in Ferguson, Missouri, this report demonstrates that the consequences of white Americans’ strong association of crime with blacks and Latinos extend far beyond policing.
February 03, 2015
Black Lives Matter: Eliminating Racial Inequity in the Criminal Justice System
Like an avalanche, racial disparity grows cumulatively as people traverse the criminal justice system. This report identifies four key features of the criminal justice system that produce racially unequal outcomes and showcases initiatives to abate these sources of inequity in adult and juvenile justice systems around the country.