Working to Promote Police Accountability and Reform Racial disparities within the criminal justice system continue to be one of the most devastating and unjust sources of inequity in American society. The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law established its Criminal Justice Project to challenge these disparities. Our Washington, D.C., partner, Chava Brandriss, serves on the Lawyers’ Committee board and took the lead last year, in partnership with JPMorgan Chase, on conducting innovative, in-depth research and analysis relating to barriers to police accountability and reform. A combined team of 10 lawyers is participating. The research will be used to help shape the Lawyers’ Committee’s work by identifying jurisdictions in which they may be able to drive and support meaningful change and the issues to focus on. The ultimate goal is to remove barriers to reform in a system that discriminates against people of color, criminalizes poverty, and enables civil rights violations.