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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Jan 11, 2021

The National Civil Rights Museum and Memphis nonprofit Just City hosted a virtual symposium over the weekend to highlight criminal justice reform work around the country, Local Memphis reports. "Journey to Justice" featured panel discussions and a keynote address by attorney and clemency champion Brittany K. Barnett. In related news, Just City recently received a $200,000 grant from the National Football League’s Inspire Change social justice initiative. It is one of 13 new grantees and says it will use the funds to place independent observers in Shelby County Criminal Court trials; expunge records; and provide bail for those booked into Shelby County jails. The Commercial Appeal has more on that story.