Racial Justice Act
The Racial Justice Act is a California law passed in 2020 which prohibits the State from pursuing convictions or sentences based upon race, ethnicity, or national origin. The law allows people to challenge any proceeding that may have been infected by racial bias.
For the RJA to be effective, the public must be able to access policies and data from prosecutors.
But this information—which should be readily available—is often difficult or impossible to attain.
The ACLU is using the California Public Records Act to seek access to prosecutorial records that will ensure a robust implementation of the RJA.
These records are available HERE (and also on the MeetYourDA page for each individual county).
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