The Race Matters for Juvenile Justice Speakers Bureau is a dynamic and diverse group of speakers, trainers, and facilitators who engage and educate the community about racial disparities and systems’ change. Speakers Bureau members have presented to local, regional, and national audiences including National Conference of State Legislatures (San Francisco), National Organization of Forensic Social Work (New York), Southern Juvenile Defender Summit (New Orleans), North Carolina Bar Association (Charlotte), North Carolina Commission on Administration of Law and Justice, North Carolina Conference of Court Administrators (Kitty Hawk), and Community Building Initiative (Charlotte).
The Speakers Bureau has developed five modules aimed at increasing the community’s understanding of disparities and strategies to address disparate outcomes. These modules are:
- Race Matters for Juvenile Justice: An Overview
- National and Local Disproportionality and Disparity Data
- The School-to-Prison Pipeline
- Implicit Bias
- A Brief History of Structural and Racial Exclusion
These presentations are offered free to our community members to build awareness and foster dialogue and shared understanding. Please see the RMJJ Calendar to find the next Speakers Bureau presentation that might interest you!
Or to find out more about scheduling a speaker for your organization, contact Jerry W. Boyce, Jr. and complete the form below.