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715 E. 4th St.
Charlotte, NC 28202
Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m - 5 p.m.

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​Address Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Adult Justice System

Strategy 6 addresses Racial and Ethnic Disparities (RED) by implementing a workforce development and practice change continuum which will be implemented in the Magistrate’s Office and the Judiciary to monitor impacts of RED at these bonding decision points. This strategy also includes piloting Equity and Inclusion Specialists to provide additional assistance with monitoring of RED across the system and within agencies, as well as establishes a leadership collaborative to oversee all actions of this strategy.

Progress on our Racial and Ethnic Disparities (RED) strategy will result from the implementation of a workforce development and practice change curriculum, which will be rolled-out initially at the Magistrate’s Office and with the Judiciary. Expected outcomes will include monitoring the relative rate indices at these two levels and working with additional technical assistance providers to identify and establish appropriate targets. 

In addition, this strategy will incorporate the hiring of two Equity and Inclusion Specialists who will lead the data analysis and policy evaluation of RED within partner agencies. Anticipated outcomes from the addition of these staff will be further developed upon the implementation of RED curriculum materials. The direct, observable impact of this strategy on the jail population is not yet known, although we anticipate that the implementation of this strategy will impact the practices of justice agencies to be more equitable.


Lead Agency: 

  • Mecklenburg County Criminal Justice Services

Strategy Owner(s): 

  • Honorable Elizabeth Trosch, District Court Judge
  • Cleveland Spruill, Chief of Police (Huntersville)

Sponsor(s): 

  • Honorable Regan Miller, Chief District Court Judge
  • Sonya Harper, Director of Criminal Justice Services

Performance Monitoring / Status Updates:

Criminal Justice Services will periodically update this section with strategy and implementation updates, as well as performance dashboards. 

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Office Location:

Criminal Justice Services
715 E. 4th St.
Charlotte, NC 28202
Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m - 5 p.m.

Contact

Criminal Justice Services