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With racial tensions still reverberating nationally in the wake of George Floyd’s death in police custody, the New Jersey Assembly doubled down on criminal justice reform by passing several bills that, among other things, push for more diversified and community-sensitive police departments, expand jury pools, and decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana.

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Suzette Parmley

Suzette Parmley is the Trenton Correspondent who covers the N.J. Supreme Court, Governor, Legislature. She joined New Jersey Law Journal in Jan. 2019 from the Philadelphia Inquirer, where she was the Atlantic City Gambling Industry Writer, Trenton Statehouse Correspondent, and Retail Columnist/Reporter. A 5-time winner of the Business Financial Writing Portfolio Award from the New Jersey Press Association and graduate of the Fels Center of Government at the University of Pennsylvania. Email: Sparmley@alm.com or follow on Twitter: @SuzParmley

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