Isadore Hall to receive Chairman Emeritus Award from National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice
SACRAMENTO—Assemblyman Isadore Hall III has been selected to receive the 2012 Chairman Emeritus Award from the National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice (NABCJ).
The award is given to an individual who has demonstrated sustained commitment and unselfish dedication to the advancement of the goals and objectives of NABCJ by ensuring representation of minorities as policy makers and developers of criminal justice programs and research.
Hall currently serves as Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Community Resources Impacted by Re-Entry. He recently held a series of public hearings throughout California to learn about efforts by the state, local governments and community-based organizations in transitioning former state prison inmates into local jails and alternative incarceration programs with a focus on rehabilitation and community reintegration. The hearings also examined the public health issues surrounding former inmates in California, the types of health care needs that ex-offenders bring with them, which communities are disproportionately affected and the health care system capacity of the communities to which former inmates return.
“I am honored to receive the 2012 Chairman Emeritus award by the National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice (NABCJ),” Hall said. “For nearly 40 years, the NABCJ has been an important national, state and local voice for initiating constructive change within the criminal justice system. NABCJ’s educational programs, prevention and intervention programs, training conferences, scholarships, research and public awareness programs provide important tools to ensure that our criminal justice system treats all individuals in a fair, just and equitable manner.”
Established in 1974, the NABCJ was created to focus on the goal of achieving equal justice for Blacks and other minorities. Hall will receive the award at the NABCJ’s 39th Annual Conference and Training Institute on July 18 in New Orleans.