“The New Jersey Institute for Social Justice submitted an amicus curiae, in partnership with the ACLU-NJ, in a case before the New Jersey Supreme Court to support the liberal application of the expungement statute.
September 30, 2011
In State v. Meyer, in which the Institute participated as amicus curiae, the New Jersey Supreme Court restored to drug court eligibility approximately half of the program’s historic participants who, two years earlier, had been deemed ineligible by a ruling of a lower court. The New Jersey drug court program is, as the Court noted, both extremely effective in terms of criminal recidivism rates and extremely cost-effective as compared to the cost of imprisonment. When repeat, non-violent criminal offenders whose behavior is rooted in addiction are able to get clean, everyone benefits: the individuals, their families, their communities, and all who live or pay taxes in New Jersey. The Institute thanks our pro bono partner counsel in this case, Lowenstein Sandler.
Supplemental letter brief on the New Jersey Low Income Housing Tax Credit Allocation Plan
By the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice, the Coalition for Affordable Housing and the Environment, the Housing and Community Development Network and the New Jersey Public Policy Research Institute
Friend of the Court Brief regarding application of civil rights law on the NJ Low Income Tax Credit Allocation Plan.
By the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice; the Coalition for Affordable Housing and the Environment; the Housing and Community Development Network and the New Jersey Public Policy Research Institute