2013 – To date, RMJJ has hosted 27 Racial Equity Workshops for 664 individuals from our community and beyond.
May 29, 2013 – RMJJ presented “Research, Evaluation, and Data-Based Decision- Making” to chiefs of local police departments, sheriffs, judges, the Superintendent of Schools, the Director of Social Services, the Chief Court Counselor, the Director of GAL, county officials, and other community leaders.
July 18, 2013 – June 30, 2014 – Catalyzing Change was launched on July 18, 2013. Racial Equity Workshop (Dismantling Racism) alumni were invited to meet once a month in affinity groups at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center or joint sessions at the Palmer Building facilitated by Willie Ratchford and Dianne English. Both the People of Color and White Affinity Groups created purpose statements. (Provide link to website.)
2012 – To date, RMJJ has hosted 10 Racial Equity Workshops for 309 individuals from our community and beyond.
2012 – The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and the Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Office joined RMJJ.
January 30, 2012 – Members of RMJJ’s Leadership Team traveled to Greensboro, NC to participate in the Racial Equity Institute’s 2-day Racial Equity Workshop (Dismantling Racism).
January 28, 2011 – Inaugural Race Matters for Juvenile Justice Symposium. RMJJ and our community partners hosted a ground-breaking symposium that examined disproportionality and disparities in the child welfare and juvenile justice system for over 300 judges and elected officials, court administrators, attorneys, child welfare experts, social workers, law enforcement officers, juvenile court counselors, child advocates, faith-based leaders, small business owners, and non-profit representatives.
2010 RMJJ Partners included: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools; Department of Public Safety-Division of Adult Corrections and Juvenile Justice; Judicial District 26 Guardian ad Litem Program; Juvenile Court Judges, 26 Judicial District; Mecklenburg County Department of Social Services; The University of North Carolina Charlotte; and the Trial Court Administrator’s Office.
January 2010 – Race Matters for Juvenile Justice is formed.The mission of Race Matters for Juvenile Justice is to build a collaboration of community stakeholders who will bring their constituencies to the table and partner in the Court’s effort to reduce disproportionality and disparities. Our vision is a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Community where the composition and outcomes of juvenile courts cannot be predicted by race or ethnicity.