Racial and Ethnic Disparity Commission (CJS)
{Welcome to the Racial and Ethnic Disparity Commission}
The Commission on Racial and Ethnic Disparity in the Criminal Justice System was created by the Connecticut state legislature in 2000 (Public Act 00-154). The stated purpose of that act was "to establish a commission dedicated to eliminating racial and ethnic disparity in the criminal justice system." The Commission's membership and charge are set out in section 51-10c of the Connecticut General Statutes.
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 the Commission will host the Color of Justice in CCSU's Constitution Room in Memorial Hall, 2-4pm. Attendees will view the 30-minute documentary on the effect race plays in how Connecticut juveniles are treated in the juvenile justice system.
The state's own studies show that minority children enter the juvenile justice system at a higher rate than their white peers and are treated more harshly there. Research shows that these differences arenít because of how kids behave, but because of the decisions that adults make. Join us to watch the film, get an overview of whatís known about the issue, and participate in discussion on what we can all do to help these kids. To register, please click here.