Racial Disparity Practice Group

Racial Disparity Practice Group Mission:

  • Localize the racial disparity issue in communities by sharing information about disparity with judges, prosecutors, and law enforcement;
  • Educate the public and stakeholders on the prevalence and effect of racial disparity in our justice system;
  • Create opportunities for the public to participate in efforts to eradicate racial disparity in our justice system;
  • Position the issue so that it is a topic of discussion until racial disparity in our justice system is eradicated;
  • Partner with individuals, associations, groups, etc. to work on this issue and accomplish the above listed goals.

For more information, please contact the Racial Disparity Practice Coordinator, 
Ashley Morse: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ashley Morse is a staff attorney with the Wisconsin State Public Defender's Office. She currently works in the Janesville trial division, and has previously served as a training coordinator for the Agency. She received her Bachelor of Arts in History and African American Studies from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2006, and her Juris Doctorate from the University of Wisconsin in 2009. Ashley has been working for the WI SPD since 2010, beginning her career in the Hudson trial office. During her time at WI SPD, Ashley has presented at annual trainings to certify private bar attorneys to take conflict and overflow Juvenile cases. In 2015, she completed the NJDC Juvenile Training Immersion Program held at Georgetown Law. In addition to presenting as a speaker at the State Public Defender new lawyer training, Ashley is also a Certified JTIP Trainer, earning the certification in 2019. Ashley is a member of the Rock county trauma task force and also serves on a local committee focused on reducing racial disparity among youth entering the Juvenile Justice system.