Building Community Trust: Improving Cross-Cultural Communication in the Criminal Justice System

Building Community Trust: Improving Cross-Cultural Communication in the Criminal Justice System

The Building Community Trust Model Curriculum and Instruction Manual offers foundational instruction on addressing racial disparity in our criminal justice system, providing resources and training tools for those in the judicial, prosecutorial, and defense agencies, as well other members of the legal professional community. This comprehensive guide works towards equipping actors in the criminal justice system with the appropriate knowledge for fostering cultural competency. We encourage you to utilize this information to further your own initiatives in combating racial disparity and improve the criminal justice system’s response to racial issues.  

 Cover Letter from the ABA Criminal Justice Section Chair

 Cover |  Text of the Model Curriculum & Instruction Manual

Recommended Readings:

Unit 2: Bentsi | Issacs | Johnson | Stevens

Unit 3: Kang | Levinson | Marsh

Unit 4: Jones | McIntosh

Unit 5: Rowe

Unit 6: Beane | Kennedy | McKenzie | Neely | Sentencing Project

Unit 7:  Miller

Unit 8: Martin | Pratt Part 1 | Pratt Part 2

Unit 9: Coleman | Corwin | Efrati | Lacayo | Oliver | Polman | Rentein | Talbot | Willing

Powerpoint Presentations:

 Unit 1 |  Unit 2 |  Unit 3 |  Unit 5 |  Unit 6 |  Unit 7 |  Unit 8

 

Funded by the ABA Board of Governors Enterprise Fund

Joint Project of the ABA Criminal Justice Section, Section of Individual Rights & Responsibilities, Council on Racial & Ethnic Justice

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