Basic Projects

Judicial Workgroup Addressing Disproportionality 

The Judicial Workgroup Addressing Disproportionality was created to raise awareness and understanding among judges and key stakeholders involved in the legal system regarding racial disproportionality. The workgroup develops and promotes judicial and attorney training on how to reduce institutional racism and bias using tools such as the Courts Catalyzing Change Bench Card and the Texas Child Protection Law Bench Book. Additionally, the JWD partners with system stakeholders to include disproportionality in cross-systems trainings and to connect judges and lawyers with their communities to develop disproportionality efforts at the local level.

The JWD works with the Texas Health and Human Services State Advisory Coalition for Addressing Disproportionality and Disparities in varied ways, including sponsoring a workshop at the Cross-Systems Summit on Collaborating to Achieve Equity.

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   Physical Address
    Children’s Commission
Supreme Court Building
201 W. 14th Street, Room 104
Austin, TX 78701
   Mailing Address
    Children’s Commission
P.O. Box 12248
Austin, TX 78711
Phone
Main: 
(512) 463-5384
Fax: 
(512) 463-8895
Email:  children@txcourts.gov