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Presented by Community Legal Services, Inc., the Philadelphia Bar Association and Public Citizens for Children & Youth
The purpose of the criminal justice system generally is thought to be to punish people who commit crimes such as assault, theft and drug sales. But many low income people are entangled in the system for issues more related to their poverty. Poor people find themselves charged with crimes because of their mental illness, homelessness, noncompliance with public benefits rules or child support orders and misbehavior in schools. The criminal justice system itself presents stiff financial terms that fall heavily on those without means, such as cash bail and court fines and costs.
Peter Edelman, Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Law and Public Policy at the Georgetown University Law Center and a top advisor to both Senator Robert Kennedy and President Bill Clinton and a board member of the Center for Law and Social Policy, examines these issues in a new book,
In this CLE presentation, Professor Edelman, along with an experienced panel, address these issues, and possible solutions to them.
Join your colleagues for this timely CLE program examining equal justice in our nation.