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Constance Baker Motley Speaker Series: Disparate Outcomes in the Criminal Justice System: The Role of Prosecutorial Discretion

Wednesday, September 28, 2022
5:00 pm7:00 pm

Prosecutors possess extraordinary discretion in deciding which cases and charges to pursue as well as which alternatives to consider. The exercise of this discretion plays a significant role in determining who ends up being convicted and for how long individuals are incarcerated. This program explores this prosecutorial power, discusses relevant Connecticut statistics of criminal justice outcomes and examines the important role of prosecutorial discretion in reducing the disparate racial impact of the criminal justice system.

Cost: Free

CT: 2.0 CLE Credits (Ethics)

Closed captioning will be available during the seminar presentation for virtual attendees.

To learn more about this event or to register, please visit the link provided below.