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 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)

Guiding Principles

  • Partner with Local Jurisdictions
  • Enhance BSCC & Stakeholder Knowledge
  • Ensure Progress

R.E.D. Subcommittee Members

R.E.D. Subcommittee Meeting

Date:          June 6, 2019

Time:          10:00 a.m.

Location:     2590 Venture Oaks Way, Sacramento, CA 95833



BSCC R.E.D. Supported Grants

California Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) Assessment 2013

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) Resource Center

U.S. Department of Justice Guidance for Federal Law Enforcement Agencies Regarding the Use of Race, Ethnicity, Gender, National Origin, Religion, Sexual Orientation, or Gender Identity

U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Justice: Summary on New Federal Guidance on Correctional Education in Juvenile Justice (2014)

Juvenile Justice Geography, Policy, Practice & Statistics – Racial/Ethnic Fairness Juvenile Felony Arrest Rate, by Race/Ethnicity

Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity - State of the Science: Implicit Bias Review 2015