Criminal Justice Realignment : Having a criminal history can result in crippling and indefinite barriers.
Selena Teji: Under current immigration laws, even legal permanent residents can face deportation and bars on reentry following a conviction for a low-level drug offense.
Selena Toji: For men and women returning from decades of incarceration, understanding technology can present a significant barrier to success.
Selena Toji: Drug law enforcement should not be predicated on where a person resides. If the U.S. is beginning a process of divestment from the War on Drugs, we must do so consistently and with a critical eye to how policies are implemented locally.
Selena Teji: While California’s juvenile justice system engages in reform, the archaic and punitive traditions of the immigration system hamper its progress and undermine the best practices approach taken by the legislature and local officials.
Selena Teji: Nationally, African Americans are four times more likely to be arrested for marijuana use than their white counterparts, despite using the drug at approximately the same rate.