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.

National Consortium on Racial and Ethnic Fairness in the Courts
  • You're invited to a court community town hall meeting Register for the National Consortium on Racial & Ethnic Fairness's Town Hall Meeting on May 26 at 2 p.m. read more
  • Registration for the 28th Annual Consortium Conference Register now for 2016 Consortium Conference. The conference theme is “Courts Engaging Communities: Building Trust and Increasing Confidence.” read more
  • Lack of Minorities Practicing Law The disparity between the proportion of minority persons in the legal profession and minority populations in the US is stark. What are some of the causes for this disparity? read more

Special Recognition 


The National Consortium on Racial and Ethnic Fairness in the Courts remembers and pays homage to those African-Americans who have paved the way to promote racial fairness and equality in America and around the world. Read more.