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.
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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.

  • President receives NCSC Service Award Consortium President Edward C. Clifton is the recipient of the National Center for State Courts’ Distinguished Service Award, one of the highest awards presented by the organization. read more
  • 2014 Conference registration is open! We are pleased to announce that the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation (HMWF) will host the 26th annual conference of the National Consortium on Racial and Ethnic Fairness in the Courts (NCREFC) June 25-28, 2014. read more
  • Implicit Bias training under way The role of the National Consortium is assisting in implementing programs and recommendations for ethnical and racial fairness, and to serve as a central forum for exchanging information on identifying and eliminating racial and ethnic bias in the courts. read more

Holocaust Days of Remembrance

This year, Holocaust Remembrance Day begins at sunset Sunday, April 27, 2014 and ends at nightfall Monday, April 28, 2014. Remembrance Week is April 27–May 4, 2014. The Museum designated “Confronting the Holocaust: American Responses” as the theme for the 2014 observance.

In an effort to confront the Holocaust through education, knowledge, and understanding, in 2013, the National Consortium on Racial and Ethnic Fairness in the Courts (National Consortium) convened the first full day of its annual meeting at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum to study how Nazi Germany annihilated European Jewry and others for racial, ethnic, and religious reasons, including Roma and Polish people and Jehovah Witnesses, as well as people with disabilities and homosexuals.

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