National Center for Access to Justice

New Piece in Al Jazeera America: For Criminal Justice Reform Look to Civil Legal Aid

In an op ed running this weekend in Al Jazeera America, David Udell, Executive Director of NCAJ, suggests that our nation’s mass incarceration problem is a product, in part, of issues arising in the civil justice system, and that the success of “smart on crime” criminal justice system reform efforts will be contingent on the success of civil justice system reform. The piece also explains how the Justice Index, www.justiceindex.org, is helping to support civil justice system reform. Find the piece at Al Jazeera America, here, http://america.aljazeera.com/opinions/2015/9/for-criminal-justice-reform-look-to-civil-legal-aid.html.