Local stakeholders recognize that racial and ethnic disproportionality and/or disparity (REDD) is an ongoing challenge in Charleston County. The CJCC is committed to working with the community and criminal justice system leaders to reduce REDD.
Current efforts include analysis of REDD at different points in the justice system. This data is available in our published reports. We are also working on a comprehensive strategy to reduce REDD that will involve a diverse group of community members and justice system practitioners.
The CJCC has long recognized the importance of reducing racial and ethnic disproportionality and/or disparity (REDD) in the local criminal justice system. We have already undertaken several efforts to grow our infrastructure and understanding to tackle REDD. For example, we are building a toolkit for REDD reduction and have completed several relative rate index (RRI) analyses that demonstrate a compelling need for additional work.
Pending renewed funding, REDD will become the focus of a specifically dedicated strategy to expand REDD reduction efforts. Through our REDD reduction strategy team, we will dive deeper to systematically assess reasons for REDD, and move beyond analysis into concrete interventions guided by best practices. The strategy team will work to develop, test and evaluate the impacts of these interventions and provide valuable lessons for the community in REDD reduction.