Subcommittees & Workgroups

Public Will & Communication

The purpose of the Public Will and Communication Subcommittee is to facilitate and manage overall communication, education, outreach, and brand of Race Matters for Juvenile Justice.
  • Speakers Bureau: The purpose of the Speakers Bureau is to engage and prepare our community and institutions for individual and structural transformation with a foundational race analysis by implementing a continuum of information and tools through education and technical support.
  • Biennial Conference Committee:  The purpose of the Biennial Conference Committee is to plan the conference, inform and educate our community and stakeholders regarding the impact of disproportionality and disparate outcomes for children and families of color and understand RMJJ roles in institutional organizing for practice change.
  • Catalyzing Change: Catalyzing Change is designed to bring together alumni of the Racial Equity Workshop to think, talk, and support one another as we work to eliminate the effects of implicit bias and institutional racism.  Catalyzing Change consists of: People of Color Affinity Group (POC), White Affinity Group (WAG), and a Joint Meeting of the two Affinity Groups.  Individuals may choose the affinity group where they feel they belong.  Monthly sessions provide a safe forum to discuss, probe, and inquire about the impact of race on our lives personally, professionally, and as members of the community.


The purpose of the Workforce Development Subcommittee is to oversee the Racial Equity Workshop logistics and participation; support and promote workforce development for RMJJ partners; develop local training resources; and provide a schedule and content to support the members of the Leadership Team as they deepen their analysis.



The purpose of the Research, Evaluation, and Data-based Subcommittee is to develop policies and procedures to support RMJJ output data collection and sustainability; evaluate RMJJ outcome data and tell the story of change; and collect and disseminate RMJJ partners’ and public racial disproportionality and disparity (RDD) data to inform our community.



The purpose of the Practice Change Subcommittee is to gather information regarding practice change within organizations/ agencies/institutions as a result of the organizations’/agencies’/ institutions’ participation in RMJJ and any data collected or evaluations conducted on the practice changes; report those practice changes, data and evaluation results to the RMJJ Leadership Team; make available to the organizations/agencies/institutions any tools or best practices used to develop practice changes in organizations/agencies/ institutions across the nation; and hold the organizations/agencies/institutions accountable for continued practice change or to initiate practice change, and to collect data regarding the practice change in the organizations/agencies/institutions.



The purpose of the Youth, Parent, and Community Partnerships Subcommittee (YPCP) is to: engage, educate, and empower youth and parents, especially those involved in the Juvenile Court system; create and implement strategies to build sustainable partnerships with public, private, and civic sector community leaders and groups; and develop strategies to encourage and strengthen neighborhood and community dialogue about racism, resistance to racism, and the creation of racial equity.

  • Youth Racial Equity Workshop: is a two-day interactive, learning experience designed to equip students and young adults (middle and high school students) with an understanding of race and racism in the US including concepts such as bias, power, identity, systems, and culture. Racial Equity Workshops and facilitators are advised and supported by the YPCP Subcommittee.
  • School & Justice Partnership: Details forthcoming
  • Youth Initiative: Details forthcoming


The purpose of the Legislative, Policy Change, and Finance Reform Subcommittee is to be a collaborative group working together to impact system leaders’ discretionary decisions that will lead to the reduction of disproportionality and disparate outcomes within schools, law enforcement and juvenile justice, as well as providing educational information regarding legislative policies.