NCAJ Will Keep Working To Ensure Everyone Receives Equal Justice Under the Law

April 22, 2021

From NCAJ President David Henson and NCAJ Executive Director Kim Crouch

For nearly sixty years, NCAJ has fought for fair treatment of those accused of crimes in North Carolina. Our members work tirelessly to prevent police brutality and the use of excessive force, and to ensure that the Constitutional rights of individuals are safeguarded and enforced.

The verdict earlier this week in the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin is one step in the direction of justice and accountability. But too quickly after the verdict, the killings in Ohio and here in North Carolina, in Elizabeth City, remind us that the road ahead remains long. Here at NCAJ, we are steadfastly committed to racial equity, diversity and inclusion, and justice for all — not only in our community at large and in our legal education programs, but also in our continual efforts to achieve a level playing field in both our state’s courts and at the North Carolina General Assembly.

Moving forward, we at NCAJ must continue the hard work of ensuring that every person in North Carolina, regardless of race, receives equal justice under the law.

David Henson
Kimberly Crouch