Addressing Justice System Inequities Head-On
Hosted by The Council of State Governments Justice Center with funding support from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance.
Leaders of local criminal justice initiatives often need to facilitate sensitive conversations when evidence points to disparities in the system. Disparate outcomes can take many different forms, such as longer jail stays for people with serious mental illnesses or disproportionate numbers of people of color being booked into jail. Elevating these topics as priorities and guiding system stakeholders toward meaningful action may feel uncomfortable, challenging, and stressful for the people driving the conversation. During this webinar, a panel of county justice system directors shares their approach for championing change when systemic disparities demand a new path forward.
- Thomas Eberly, Program Director, Justice Management Institute, Arlington, Virginia (moderator)
- Kristy Danford, Project Director, Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, Charleston County, South Carolina
- Michael Daniels, Director, Justice Policies and Programs, Franklin County, Ohio
- Tiffany Iheanacho, Justice Services Director, Buncombe County, North Carolina
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