Smart Justice

Network Delaware is partnering with the ACLU of Delaware to support the Campaign for Smart Justice which aims to end the era of mass incarceration through dismantling the tough-on-crime approach and racial bias that has come to define criminal justice.

The aim is to educate the public about the staggering number of Delaware residents who have been adversely affected by the criminal justice system and how that system disproportionately impacts people of color. Through public education, grassroots organizing and legislative advocacy, we will challenge the system and create change for individuals, families and communities.

Network Delaware’s main role will be to activate grassroots energy and volunteer leadership with this campaign. We will be helping canvass neighborhoods, hosting townhalls, and organizing volunteer neighborhood teams.


Changes we seek

Here are a few of the policy priorities of the Campaign for Smart Justice

  • Shorter Sentences, Fewer Prisoners
  • Prosecutors Who Prioritize Justice
  • Probation & Parole Reform
  • Second Chances

Click here to read the ACLU’s briefing memo, which includes the full Smart Justice Platform.