New York State NAACP
NAACP | New York State Conference

Criminal Justice

The NAACP advocates for smarter, results-based criminal justice policies to keep our communities safe, including treatment for addiction and mental health problems, judicial discretion in sentencing, and an end to racial disparities at all levels of the system.

The United States is home to the world’s largest prison population. As “tough on crime” laws have put an unprecedented number of non-violent offenders behind bars in recent years, our neighborhoods feel no more secure.

We pursue police accountability on their treatment of African American citizens, provide legal rights seminars for the formerly incarcerated, and creating a more diverse law enforcement project-training recruits to take law enforcement tests monitoring police body camera implication in law enforcement agencies

Criminal Justice Chair: 

William H. McDonald Sr.


Phone Number: 718-986-3456