Public Safety, Criminal Justice Reform, and Racial Equity

In the last decade, the fight to reform our criminal justice system and reimagine our approach to public safety has engulfed mainstream media in a way not seen since the Civil Rights Movement.

This battle, long fought by advocates and communities of color, to seek justice for loved ones – both perpetrators and survivors of crime and systemic imbalance – is defining for today’s generation. As the former Chairman of the Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety, Councilmember McDuffie has leveraged his experience as a civil rights attorney, unparalleled thinking, and elected office to introduce sweeping reforms to the District’s criminal code, offering legislators and policymakers across the United States a clear blueprint to achieve greater justice, equity, and reform.

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