Digital Justice Initiative
The ABA Coalition on Racial & Ethnic Justice (COREJ) launched a new project during the 2017 bar year titled the " Digital Justice Initiative: Police & Communities of Color Building Alliances." After a series of high-profile fatal shootings and killings of Black men by police officers eroded the public confidence in the police, particulary in communities of color, the entire country was confounded by the lack of solutions to resolve the problems through traditional means i.e. studies, meetings, conferences and public forums.
COREJ's project brings together communities of color, the legal sector, law enforcement and the techniology and innovation industry from a new perspective to resolve the conflicts between communities of color and law enforcement through technology. The centerpiece of the project are social justice Hackathons or " ABA JusticeHack." Please click on the attached link to review the latest Report on the success of the Hackathons. Learn more here.