Our mission is to educate and empower local communities to create innovative and practical solutions to problems in the criminal justice system using an approach that is bipartisan and includes all relevant stakeholders. We are the only nationwide coalition of black professionals with both Republican and Democratic members focused on criminal justice reform. By building bipartisan relationships and hosting solution focused conversations, we are uniquely positioned to be a convener for criminal justice reform.
Nominations Open for the 2018 Champion of Justice Award
We will be awarding two exceptional African-Americans (one man and one woman) that have a demonstrated commitment to promoting criminal justice reform in a bipartisan fashion with measurable results at the National, State or Local level. Examples include: community organizers and leaders, formerly incarcerated individuals committed to reform, educators whose commitment to learning goes outside the classroom, etc. Formal title is unimportant - nominees will be evaluated on their efforts and commitment.
Nominations will be accepted August 1 through August 15, 2018.
Finalists will be notified by August 31, 2018.
Online voting for the Awardees will take place September 3 through September 7, 2018. The Awardees will be announced during our annual 20/20 Bipartisan Justice Awards Reception on September 14, 2018, from 2 pm to 5 pm in Washington D.C. (during the CBCF's Annual Legislative Conference).
Carson, Sanders, And O’Malley To Hold Criminal Justice Forum With Black Leaders (BuzzFeedNews 11/5/2015)
"Carson, Sanders, O'Malley to Participate in Criminal Justice Policy Forum" (National Journal 11/6/2015)
"New Questions About How Much 'Black Lives Matter' Really Matters on the Trail" (Washington Post 11/20/2015)
"Sanders and Carson Offer Two Entirely Different Ideas of Criminal Justice Reform" (Think Progress 11/22/2015)