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
  • Fourth of July 2015 In celebration of the commitment made in July 1776, the National Consortium would like to provide three moving examples of what American Independence has meant to minority Americans. read more
  • Lack of Minorities Practicing Law The disparity between the proportion of minorities persons in the legal profession and minority individuals is stark. What are some of the causes for this disparity? read more

Special Recognition

In June 2005 the House of Representatives unanimously passed a resolution designating the month of June as National Caribbean American Heritage Month. The resolution was subsequently passed by the Senate on February 14, 2006, and the White House has annually proclaimed June as a time to celebrate Caribbean American Heritage. The National Consortium joins in the celebration of the tenth anniversary of the passage of the resolution by the House of Representatives by commemorating some of the important contributions that Caribbean Americans have made to the United States’ history and culture. Read more.