Contra Costa County residents concerned about racial and ethnic disparities in the criminal justice system are invited to apply for a seat on newly created Racial Justice Oversight Body.
The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors voted in July 2018 to create the Racial Justice Oversight Body as part of a response to a report on inequities in the local justice system. The new group will be responsible for reviewing reports of racial and ethnic disparities in the criminal justice system, and for ongoing monitoring and support of efforts to reduce any disparities.
“We value diversity, inclusion and racial equity in Contra Costa County, and we welcome interest from residents all across our County who want to serve the community in the cause of racial justice,” said Supervisor John Gioia, chair of the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisor’s Public Protection Committee.
Applications are now open for seven positions. For a full list of the requirements, visit the Contra Costa County’s Boards and Commissions website.
Appointment are for a two year term. The County is taking applications through November 2.
Applications are available online.