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.

  • 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
  • Judge Lance Ito gives keynote at annual conference During the Consortium's 26th Conference, Judge Ito gave an inspirational speech about his heritage and how his parents were part of this injustice that took place at Heart Mountain. read more
  • Presentation materials now available Presentation materials from the National Consortium of Racial and Ethnic Fairness' 26th Annual Conference are now available online. read more


Celebrating 20 years of Native American Heritage Month, the National Consortium on Racial and Ethnic Fairness in the Courts (National Consortium) recognizes the rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories as well as the accomplishments of the people who were the original inhabitants, explorers and settlers of the United States.

In an effort to bring awareness to this day, the National Consortium has retrieved the following information about Native American Heritage Month from the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and the United States Department of the Interior.

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