Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities Subcommittee
The Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) has long recognized the significance of disproportionality and its effect on California’s youth and families. The goal of the Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities (R.E.D.)* Initiative is to create a fair and equitable juvenile justice system. Through the leadership of the State Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (SACJJDP) and the R.E.D. Subcommittee, the BSCC is committed to reducing racial and ethnic disparity across the justice system. The BSCC uses a multi-faceted approach, with system-reform as the framework. The R.E.D. activities are fluid and consist of a three-track initiative framed by data-driven decision making, implicit bias trainings, and technical assistance, to include: 1) direct service through grants aimed at reducing racial and ethnic disparity; 2) education/awareness through our implementation of educational mandates for grantees and stakeholders; and, 3) support through both resources and advocacy.
The State R.E.D. Subcommittee uses intentional, collaborative, and multi-faceted approaches to eliminate bias and reduce the overrepresentation of youth of color coming into contact with the juvenile justice system.
(*Previously Disproportionate Minority Contact – DMC)
- Partner with Local Jurisdictions
- Enhance BSCC & Stakeholder Knowledge
- Ensure Progress