Effective June 2020, Catholic Law alumnus Craig Trainor '05 has been appointed to the New York Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. The Commission, established by the Civil Rights Act of 1957, is an independent, bipartisan agency charged with advising the President and Congress on civil rights issues. Advisory committees examine issues in areas including education funding, school discipline disparities, policing practices, mental health and the criminal justice system, legal financial obligations, human trafficking, fair housing, hate crimes, voting rights, and collateral consequences of criminal convictions.
Trainor shared, “As a member of the New York Advisory Committee, I, along with the Committee’s other members, will ‘serve as the Commission’s eyes and ears on the ground and advise the Commission on about civil rights matters,’ such as criminal justice issues, police practices, voting rights, and fair housing matters in the Empire State.”
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