About the Consortium

We are committed to:
Encouraging the highest courts of each state to create commissions to examine the treatment accorded minorities in their courts;
Sharing the collective knowledge of task forces and commissions with courts, law enforcement, and the community;
Providing technical assistance and expertise to commissions, task forces, and other interested organizations and individuals on the subject of racial and ethnic fairness.
More about our mission.

State activities

North Carolina Commission on Racial and Ethnic Disparities (NC-CRED) is a collaborative research-based organization whose mission is to identify, document, and alleviate racial and ethnic disparities in the criminal justice system.

  • Conference materials now available View materials for the 2015 National Consortium of Task Forces and Commissions on Racial and Ethnic Bias in the Courts conference. read more
  • Honoring Hispanic Heritage Month The National Hispanic Heritage Month is the period from Sept. 15 - Oct. 15, when we recognize the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans. read more
  • Lack of Minorities Practicing Law The disparity between the proportion of minority persons in the legal profession and minority populations in the US is stark. What are some of the causes for this disparity? read more

Special Recognition 


Hispanic Heritage Week was approved by President Lyndon Johnson, and the length of the celebration was expanded by President Ronald Reagan to cover a 30-day period (September 15 - October 15). It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988. Read more.