Task Force for Racial Equity in Criminal Justice

Commission Details

Board Website 
Board Website
Long Name 
North Carolina Task Force for Racial Equity in Criminal Justice
Department 
Governor's Office
Governor Appointments 
25
Total Board Positions 
25
Cite Name 
Exec. Order
Cite Number 
No. 145, 35 N.C. Reg 23-26 (July 1, 2020), which was issued on June 9, 2020
Ethics 
No
Term Length 
POG
Purpose 
This Task Force’s mandate is to develop evidence-informed strategies and equitable policy solutions that address the structural impact of intentional and implicit racial bias while maintaining public safety for at least the following areas: 1. Law Enforcement Practices and Accountability a. Law enforcement training to promote public safety and build community support b. Use of force c. Community policing d. Recruiting and retaining a diverse and racially equitable workforce e. Law enforcement accountability and culture f. Investigations g. Pre-arrest diversion and other alternatives to arrest 2. Criminal Justice Practices and Accountability a. Pre-trial release and bail practices b. Charging decisions and criminal trials c. Use and impact of fines and fees

Current Members


Member Name 
Appointment Date 
Term End Date 
Term Type 
Requirements 
Josh Stein 7/10/2020 Pleasure of The GovernorNorth Carolina Department of Justice Rep.
Eddie M. Buffaloe, Jr. 11/19/2021 Pleasure of The GovernorNorth Carolina Department of Public Safety Rep.
Anita S. Earls 7/10/2020 Pleasure of The GovernorNorth Carolina Judicial Branch Rep.
Brooke Locklear Clark 7/10/2020 Pleasure of The GovernorDistrict and Superior Court Judges Rep.
James Raeford Woodall, Jr. 7/10/2020 Pleasure of The GovernorDistrict Attorneys Rep.
Mujtaba A. Mohammed 7/10/2020 Pleasure of The GovernorPublic Defenders Rep.
Henderson Hill 7/10/2020 Pleasure of The GovernorOrganizations that represent or advocate with communities of color Rep.
Angelica R. Wind 7/10/2020 Pleasure of The GovernorVictim advocates Rep.
Gina V. Hawkins 7/28/2021 Pleasure of The GovernorChiefs of Police Rep.
Vacant7/10/2020 Pleasure of The GovernorSheriffs Rep.
Clarence F. Birkhead 7/28/2021 Pleasure of The GovernorSheriffs Rep.
Ronnie Smith 7/10/2020 Pleasure of The GovernorLocal elected officials Rep.
Michael Hawkins 7/10/2020 Pleasure of The GovernorLocal elected officials Rep.
Billy Gartin 7/10/2020 Pleasure of The GovernorOther appropriate representatives from local and state government, academic institutions, research or advocacy groups, etc.


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