Blueprint for Racial Justice

Improving racial equity by intensifying efforts to ensure all court users, litigants, and community members are heard and respected by the nation's justice system.

Launched in 2021 in response to action from the Conference of Chief Justices and the Conference of State Court Administrators, the Blueprint for Racial Justice is examining systemic change needed to make equality under the law a reality for all. Working with NCSC staff, the project will generate policies, webinars, bench cards and other resources designed to assist state court leaders with  local racial justice, equity and inclusion efforts.

For more information, contact Edwin Bell, Director of Racial Justice, Equity and Inclusion.

Steering committee

State Court Chief JusticesState Court Administrators
Anna Blackburne-Rigsby (District of Columbia) David Byers (Arizona)
Richard Robinson (Connecticut) Nancy Cozine (Oregon)
Paul Suttell (Rhode Island) Laurie Dudgeon (Kentucky)
Martha Walters (Oregon) Tonnya Kohn (South Carolina)

Working groups