Legislative Luncheon: Blind Justice? How California’s Justice System Taxes the Poor And Deepens Racial Inequity

June 29, 2017

Across the country, there is a growing recognition of the role our criminal justice systems play in undermining the finan-cial stability of low-income communities and communities of color. While California is leading the nation on climate change and other areas, it is not immune to this problem. This briefing will examine how California’s criminal justice pol-icies tax the poor, exacerbating their already precarious financial situations. Attendees will learn more about three as-pects of the state’s criminal justice system -- juvenile justice fines and fees, traffic court fines and fees, and cash bail -- and potential reforms to make each more equitable.

The California Equity Leaders Network, in partnership with the Latino, Asian Pacific Islander, Black, Jewish, LGBT, Legislative, and Women’s caucuses, is hosting its fourth annual Legislative Luncheon series. This is the third event of our 2017 series.


RSVP to Lizette@ideatecal.com to reserve your space.

Featured Speakers:
* Stephanie Campos-Bui, UC Berkeley, School of Law
* Raj Jayadev, Silicon Valley De-Bug / Albert Cobarrubias Justice Project
* Elisa Della-Piana, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights