Leadership & Governance

April 2022

Systemic Change Guiding Principles

These seven guiding principles are designed to assist courts with examining the root causes of disparities and seeking reforms at the system level. The principles can be used to evaluate potential areas to address, propose policy reforms or conduct analyses on proposed rule changes or legislation.

Conference of Chief Justices/Conference of State Court Administrators Resolution 1: In Support of Racial Equality and Justice for All

This resolution calls for state courts to “intensify existing efforts” to improve racial equity within the justice system and to examine what change is needed to make equality under the law a reality for everyone. In the resolution, CCJ/COSCA "recognize that too many persons, especially persons of color, lack confidence in the fairness of courts and the criminal justice system."