Community Engagement

Watch, Read, Listen

The National Center for State Courts' Racial Justice Blueprint Initiative has designed the Watch, Read, Listen effort to promote informal conversations about racial justice among you and your court colleagues nationwide.  Throughout the year, we will recommend a book, show, or podcast that addresses topical issues. When available, each suggested work will be accessible through various media to accommodate learning preferences and busy schedules!

2022 webinars

April 13, 2022

Cost & fines: How a community conversation changed lives in the Ocean State

This session demonstrates how the power of strong community partnerships and “off the bench” direct engagement can drive reform, bridge the trust gap between judicial officers and court users and change lives. The session also highlights Rhode Island’s unprecedented “Cost & Fines” statewide initiative, lessons learned from the pilot program and practical tools and resources that participants can use to launch a similar program in their respective state or jurisdictions.

February 24, 2022

Courageous conversations: Who? What? How?

In this webinar, Missouri attorney and diversity trainer Dana Tippin Cutler covers timely topics including micro-aggressions, trigger words and implicit bias. She also shares important tips on how to avoid missteps and discusses ways to make diversity, equity and inclusion a way of life.