NACo’s County Officials advancing Racial Equity (CORE) in Justice Network is seeking inaugural members interested in identifying and eliminating racial and ethnic disparities in the justice system. Leaders in the Network will engage with peers, attend site visits and learn about strategies from experts. At the end of the program, CORE Justice Network participants will have:

  • Strategies to identify and address racial and ethnic disparities in the criminal legal system
  • Examples of programs, practices and policies to advance racial equity, and
  • Suggested benchmarking and achievement metrics from example sites and fellow network participants.

County elected officials are invited to apply here by September 30th and can find more information here. Please reach out to Chelsea Thomson, Justice Program Manager, at if you have any questions or would like to discuss further.