On February 8, 2019, the UCLA Law Review hosted an important symposium on Latinx Communities, Race, and the Criminal Justice System at the UCLA School of Law. The symposium was the first to focus explicitly on Latinx Criminal Justice Reform and drew leading practitioners and scholars from across the U.S. to examine policing; pre-trial detention and bail; assistance of counsel; statewide ballot initiatives; and sentencing decisions, including capital sentencing decisions; and appeals. LPPI faculty were front and center; three faculty experts moderated panels and another three faculty were featured panelists. Across disciplines, and particularly in law, scholars have paid scant attention to the question of how bias against Latinos in the CJ system impacts processes and outcomes.

Coverage

Read coverage on the symposium here.

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Law, Policy, & Community Organizing: Direct Democracy as a Vehicle for Criminal Justice Reform

Panel moderated by Sonja Diaz

Latinx Communities, Race, and the Criminal Justice System

Panel moderated by Dr. Laura Gómez

Featuring Dr. Kelly Lytle Hernandez & Dr. Matt Barreto

Policing Latinx Communities

Panel moderated by Dr. Amada Armenta

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