Race Matters for Juvenile Justice Hires Director

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Charlotte, NC — February 9, 2017 Consultant, trainer and facilitator Derrik Anderson joins Race Matters for Juvenile Justice (RMJJ) as Director. The organization’s first paid staff position, funded jointly by the City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, provides the kind of focused and dedicated leadership necessary to expand upon its many significant […]

WFAE Community Conversation: Building Trust – Where does Charlotte go from

The recent shooting by police of Keith Scott and the unrest that followed has revealed problems in Charlotte, not unlike those we’ve witnessed in other parts of the country. But, what happened here doesn’t sit well with longtime Charlotteans who thought we had a tradition of solving problems “the Charlotte Way.” In a special two-hour […]

Officer Norman Garnes attends Youth Concert

Faith in Action Ministry hosted a Black youth concert and invited CMPD officers to address some of the issues between youth and police on Sunday. Performers tell Fox46 Charlotte the protests showed young people’s distrust with law enforcement. Captain Norman Garnes from CMPD addressed the crowd and performers about police outreach and program in the […]

WCNC’s Flashpoint 1&2 – Finding Real Solutions in Charlotte

WCNC’s Beth Troutman interviewed Senator Joel Ford, and RMJJ Co-Chairs, Clerk of Superior Court, Elisa Chinn-Gary and Juvenile Court Judge, Louis Trosch, Jr. on Flashpoint. The panel discussed how to find real solutions in Charlotte following last week’s shooting and the community’s response. They suggest starting the work where you are – and from where […]

NPR’s Here and Now – Long Before the Protests…

The third night of protests in Charlotte, North Carolina, was peaceful. But pressure is mounting on the city to release a video showing the fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott. Here & Now’s Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with University of North Carolina-Charlotte professor Susan McCarter and RMJJ Leadership Team member about some of the city’s […]

Defining Race and Measuring its Impact

The Race Matters for Juvenile Justice Speakers Bureau launched it’s first presentation in the 2016-2017 series, “Defining Race and Measuring its Impact,” last night at Nations Ford Community Church – just one day after the murder of Keith Lamont Scott. As the community grieved the loss of Mr. Scott, it was a powerful experience to […]

Concede concerns of Black and Blue

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/opinion/op-ed/article95135317.html In Charlotte, as in every other community in America, children of color are arrested, charged as delinquents, incarcerated, suspended from school, and removed from their families to foster care at rates significantly out of line with their percentage of the population. The research shows that behavior differences are not the reason. Race Matters for […]