The People’s Commission to Decriminalize Maryland was established in 2019 with the purpose of reducing the disparate impact of the justice system on Marylanders who have been historically targeted and marginalized by local and state criminal and juvenile laws based on their race, gender, disability, or socio-economic status. To this end, the work of the Commission is to examine Maryland’s legal codes to understand the ways in which Maryland’s criminal laws reinforce structural racism and inequality. The Commission’s findings will inform policy campaigns to amend or strike those laws which harm Marylanders by making their status within society a crime.
ARE YOU A YOUNG PERSON LIVING IN MARYLAND?
Have you or anyone around you been negatively affected by the unjust policies and practices of the legal system?
MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD!
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If you are interested, contact Nikita Mason, Co-Chair, Youth Workgroup at Youth@DecrimMaryland.org.