Last month, 46 participants attended the 5th annual Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Juvenile Justice (RED) Certificate Program. Participating teams came from Arizona, California, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, South Dakota, and Virginia. The program also included five individual participants from diverse fields including prosecution, higher education, child welfare, and school-based and community youth services.
The program began with an in-depth look at race and implicit bias within the juvenile justice system, led by our partners at the Center for Children’s Law and Policy and Georgetown University Law Professor Kris Henning. The week also included a welcome dinner and sessions on reducing racial and ethnic disparities at various decision points within the juvenile justice system, and the final day featured a panel of RED Certificate Program Fellows who have made significant progress in addressing racial and ethnic disparities in their communities through their own Capstone Project reforms.
To learn more about the RED Certificate Program, watch the trailer below!