Mitigating Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Criminal Justice System
Join the Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy and
The WestEd Justice & Prevention Research Center
for An Important Online Conversation
The criminal justice system in the United States has grappled for many decades with racial and ethnic disparities in its outcomes. Findings from studies of juvenile justice, policing, pretrial and bail decisions, sentencing, and corrections consistently indicate inequities in the experiences of Black, Native American and Indigenous, and Hispanic American people in the criminal justice system compared to those of white people.
The fundamental question that connects the work of researchers to that of policymakers and practitioners is, “What can we do to mitigate systemwide disparities?”
Join the Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy and the WestEd Justice & Prevention Research Center for a series of engaging online conversations that will use scientific evidence to explore this critical issue.
This first discussion in the series took place on January 12th, 2021 from 12:00 - 1:15pm EST and featured leading scholars and experts who will examine whether training innovations in procedural justice, implicit bias, de-escalation, and community policing can lead to more equitable outcomes. See recording and materials from that event here.
Future event dates will be announced soon.