Richard H. Robinson III
NEWARK, NJ CIVILIAN COMPLAINT REVIEW BOARD (CCRB)
Mr. R.H. Robinson III was born and raised in the great city of Newark, NJ. Mr. Robinson graduated from Stockton University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and has been involved in numerous matters throughout the nation, as an advocate for civil-rights. In 2016, Newark Mayor, Ras J. Baraka appointed Mr. Robinson as the Chairman of the first ever Newark, NJ Civilian Complaint Review Board. This independent entity is in place to address complaints of misconduct and civil-right abuses by Newark Police Department officials, which resulted from the U.S. Department of Justice recommendation of an oversight body that permeated from a Consent Decree.
Mr. Robinson also serves as the Chairman for the NJ NAACP State Conference & Newark, NJ NAACP for Criminal Justice matters. Moreover, he has worked with organizations such as the New Jersey Reentry Corporation, Essex-Newark Legal Services of New Jersey, the Innocence Project in New York, Centurion Ministries in Princeton, NJ, and the New Jerseyans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (which was repealed in 2007).
Earlier in year of 2020, he was the keynote speaker for Essex County Superior Courts on the importance of the Black Vote and has spoken at numerous events on matters pertaining to civil-rights issues. In 2016 and 2017, Mr. Robinson was invited to and has participated as a panelist before national stakeholders at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington D.C. for Criminal Justice Reforms and Initiatives to Strengthen Inner-Cities in America. In addition, Mr. Robinson has engaged in round-table discussion with U.S. Senator for New Jersey, Cory Booker, involving Housing Reforms with U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) officials. He also serves as a committee member with the Essex Vicinage for Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement, he is a guest columnist for the NJ Advance Media and has spoken before NJ Senators and the Assembly on legislative proposals, seeking change in regards to fairness, equality and justice.