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.

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  • Register for 27th Annual Meeting Register today for the 27th Annual Meeting of the National Consortium on Racial and Ethnic Fairness in the Courts, held June 10 – 13, 2015 in Buffalo, New York. read more
  • Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month On October 5, 1978, President Jimmy Carter signed a resolution passed by Congress designating the first 10 days of May as a time to celebrate the heritage of Asian-Pacific Americans. read more
  • Minority News Spotlight There are significant problems evident in the Juvenile Justice System. The National Consortium on Racial and Ethnic Fairness in the Courts recognizes these problems and the efforts to address them. read more

Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

On October 5, 1978, President Jimmy Carter signed a resolution passed by Congress designating the first 10 days of May as a time to celebrate the heritage of Asian-Pacific Americans.  President George H.W. Bush signed a bill that extended the celebration to the whole month of May In 1992. May was selected to remember the first Japanese immigrants to come to the US, who came on May 7, 1843, and the work of the Chinese immigrants who helped complete the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869. Read More.