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.

  • 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
  • Implicit bias training held at NCSC The National Consortium on Racial and Ethnic Fairness in the Courts offered Implicit Bias training Dec. 15. The training explored emerging research in neuroscience and revealed how unconscious processes may affect decision-making. read more

Holocaust Days of Remembrance

In 1980, the U.S. Congress designated the Days of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust to be the week that includes the Holocaust Remembrance Day also known as Yom Hashoah. This year, Holocaust Remembrance Day 2015 begins Wednesday, April 15 at sunset and ends Thursday, April 16 at nightfall. People around the world will commemorate the millions of victims of the Nazis’ World War II extermination campaign that killed six million Jews along with millions of Roma, Slavs, political dissidents, people with disabilities and gays. This solemn occasion is typically marked with many ceremonies held in the United States and abroad to emphasize the importance of remembering the atrocity and the power of passing on the memories of survivors and their descendants to future generations.

The National Consortium recognizes this Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust, and also encourages courts, judges, trial court administrators and others in the justice system to reflect upon the independence of the Judicial Branch and to engage in activities that embrace fairness and access to the justice system to all people.

Ten facts about the Holocaust:

  1. More than 1 million people were killed in gas chambers at Auschwitz, one of the Nazis' death camps. Others included Chelmno, Terblinka, Sobibor and Majdanek.
  2. The name "Holocaust" comes from the Greek word "holokauston," which means "burnt offering."
  3. A third of the world's Jewish population died in the Holocaust.
  4. The full name of the Nazi Party is Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei. In English, it means National Socialist German Workers Party.
  5. Nazi soldiers forced Jewish people to live in ghettos, the largest of which was in Warsaw, Poland. On April 19, 1943, its residents rebelled, and
    about 13,000 of them died in the conflict. Holocaust Day is intended to match up with the anniversary of the Warsaw ghetto uprising.
  6. Every year at 10 a.m. on Holocaust Day, Israel plays sirens across the nation. Everyone stops -- even people driving -- and reflects on the Holocaust for two minutes, according to Haaretz.
  7. The Nazis also targeted homosexuals, people with disabilities, political dissidents and gypsies.
  8. Germany surrendered to the Allies in France on May 8, 1945 -- sometimes called Victory in Europe Day.
  9. Anne Frank's famous diary was actually published by her father, Otto Frank, who survived the Holocaust.
  10. By 1950, the Jewish population of Europe was only about 3.5 million. It had been 9.5 million before the Holocaust, according to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Source: http://www.ibtimes.com/holocaust-remembrance-day-2015-10-facts-about-nazi-genocide-yom-hashoah-1882101