December 6, 2013


Advancing the Reform Dialogue through Action

On December 6th, 2013, the Brennan Center for Justice, along with the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys, the Foundation for Criminal Justice, the Center for Nu Leadership on Urban Solutions, and the New York County Lawyers’ Association hosted an all-day convening to discuss Criminal Justice in the 21st Century. This event was a 1-year follow-up to the convening held in October 2012 entitled Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Disparity in the Criminal Justice System.

The convening discussion was tailored to promote conversation about advancing reform in the criminal justice system, specifically to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities, and included a review of the "best practices" outlined in the conference report from the October 2012 conference. Convening participants included invited guests from the academic, civil rights and social justice communities.

This event was by invitation-only.

Hosted by:

Nicole Austin-Hillery

Nicole Austin-Hillery


Nicole Austin-Hillery is the first Director and Counsel of The Brennan Center’s Washington, D.C. office, which she opened in March 2008. In her role, Ms. Austin-Hillery oversees D.C. office operations, serves as the chief advocate for the Brennan Center on a host of justice and democracy issues and coordinates work with other civil rights, social justice and democracy organizations in D.C.

Welcome & Purpose

The Disparate Racial & Ethnic Implications of Money Bail, the Pretrial Process and the Need for Reform

Stop & Frisk / Search & Seizures: Terry v. Ohio, Floyd et al. v. City of New York and Beyond

Working Lunch: A Review of the Report Recommendations

How Implicit Bias Determines Charge, and Case Disposition: The Role of Prosecutors, Defense, Judge & Jury

The Impact of Sentencing & Incarceration on Racial and Ethnic Communities

The Collateral Consequences of a Conviction & Promising Remedies for Relief