Implicit bias is a form of bias that occurs when a person makes associations between a group of people and particular traits that then operate without self-awareness to affect one’s perception of, understanding of, judgment about, or behavior toward others.
With support from the State Justice Institute and the National Center for State Courts, NCSC prepared an updated resource for the court community to summarize the current state of the continually maturing science on implicit bias as of March 2021. This report replaces NCSC’s 2012 report, Helping Courts Address Implicit Bias: Resources for Education.
Produced by the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) and the National Juvenile Defender Center (NJDC), with support from the SJI. This bench card emphasizes eliminating racial and ethnic disparities in juvenile and family courts as critical to creating a fair and equitable system of justice for all youth. The bench card examines Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Juvenile Court, Bias in the Juvenile Courtroom, and provides An Easy Reference Guide For Judges for Strategies For Correcting Implicit Bias