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Diversity and Inclusion

Tackling the Racial & Ethnic Disparity

Date: 5:30pm PST January 19, 2017 Location: Student Lounge, LRC

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Student Lounge, LRC

This month, Multnomah County is launching an exciting and innovative program, called Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD), which will allow officers (pre-booking!) to redirect low-level drug offenders to community-based services instead of jail and prosecution. This program is but one part of an ongoing systemic revolution in directly addressing the racial and ethnic disparity in Multnomah County’s criminal justice system. By critically analyzing the Relative Rate Index (RRI) data, that is, the rates at which persons of color are disproportionately arrested and referred for prosecution for certain crimes, Multnomah County has been able to intelligently craft policies to dramatically impact this disparity and create an ever more just system.

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    Diversity and Inclusion is located in room 257A of Templeton Campus Center on the undergraduate Campus.


    voice 503-768-7186

    Dean of Diversity and Inclusion
    Janet Steverson
    Douglas K. Newell Professor of Teaching Excellence
    Voice: 503-768-6667

    Director of Diversity & Inclusion
    Brandon Lee
    Voice: 503-768-7063

    Program Manager for the Committee on Diversity Inclusion/Executive Assistant to the Dean of Diversity and Inclusion
    Tori Leder
    Voice: 503-768-7186

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