May 2, 2017 10 a.m. PST | Online Webcast | View Recording
Events in Ferguson, MO have significantly impacted the practices of local courts in collecting fees and fines and considering whether indigency affects the ability to pay fines for violations. This webcast will discuss U.S. DOJ actions, including consent decrees; state legislation and litigation that have followed, and recommended best practices for lawful collections of fines. It will also Discuss identifying implicit biases and Ferguson’s effects on police practices.
After attending this webcast, judges will be able to:
- Identify explicit, implicit, and institutional biases and racism
- Understand the precursors and the players leading to Ferguson reforms
- Identify trends and best practices for use of warrants, license suspensions, and mitigation factors in collection and setting fine amounts