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Circuit Court Initial Plan of Action to Address Systemic Racism

Friday, August 21, 2020  
Posted by: Shonari James
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Fairfax Circuit Court Initial Plan of Action to Address Systemic Racism and Enhance Civic Engagement with Our Community

 

On June 16, 2020, in a letter to the Judiciary and the Bar of Virginia addressing the problem of racism, the Supreme Court of Virginia stated judges "must take all steps possible to ensure that in the courtrooms of the Commonwealth, all people are treated equally and fairly with dignity under the law." The undersigned judges of the Fairfax Circuit Court believe that the Court, as an institution, should participate in self-examination and civic engagement to ensure systemic racism has no place in the Fairfax judicial system. In addition to maintaining our collective and individual commitment to faithfully observing Canon 3B(5) and Canon 3B(6), and in the continued pursuit of equal justice for all, the judges agree to an initial plan of action.

 

Click here to view the Fairfax Circuit Court Initial Plan of Action to Address Systemic Racism And Enhance Civic Engagement With Our Community »


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