Indiana Supreme Court
Division of State Court Administration
30 S. Meridian Street, Ste. 500
Indianapolis, IN  46204

Jasmine Parson
Staff Attorney
Pho: 317-234-1376
jasmine.parson@courts.in.gov

 

Race & Gender Fairness > About About

Mission Statement

To study the status of race and gender fairness in Indiana's justice system and investigate ways to improve race and gender fairness in the courts, legal system, and state and local government, as well as among legal service providers and public organizations. The Commission will recommend to the Supreme Court the adoption of policies and procedures promoting race and gender fairness.

Ind. - Administrative Rule 4(C)

  1. Creation and Members. There is hereby created a commission to be known as the Indiana Supreme Court Commission on Race and Gender Fairness. The commission shall consist of twenty-five (25) members, representative of the Indiana judiciary, the practicing bar, academia, state and local government, public organizations, law enforcement, and corrections. The members of the commission shall be appointed by the Supreme Court and shall serve for a period of three (3) years each at the pleasure of the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court shall appoint a chair of the commission. A member of the Indiana Court of Appeals shall serve as vice-chair of the commission. A member of the commission shall serve as secretary. The Executive Director and staff of the Division of State Court Administration shall assist the commission in performance of its duties. (see members)
  2. Duties of the Commission. The Indiana Supreme Court Commission on Race and Gender Fairness shall study the status of race and gender fairness in Indiana's justice system and shall investigate ways to improve race and gender fairness in the courts, legal system, among legal service providers, state and local government, and among public organizations. The commission shall from time to time recommend to the Supreme Court the implementation of policies and procedures which promote race and gender fairness in the courts, among legal service providers in state and local government and by public organizations. (see projects)
  3. Meetings and Compensation. The commission shall meet at the call of the chair. The commission shall act by vote of a majority of the members present at a commission meeting. All members who are public employees shall serve without compensation. Members who are not public employees shall receive a per diem compensation as the Supreme Court shall fix from time to time. All members shall receive mileage and reimbursement for reasonable expenses necessary for the performance of any duty incidental to service on the commission. (see meetings)