– Leaders from across Hillsborough County’s Black community will sit down with prosecutors tonight to begin tackling tough, systemic issues as Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren convenes the first meeting of the Office’s Racial Justice Work Group. The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m.; media are welcome to arrive at 5:00 p.m. for interviews

First Meeting of State Attorney’s Office Racial Justice Work Group Tonight

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. -Leaders from across Hillsborough County’s Black community will sit down with prosecutors tonight to begin tackling tough, systemic issues as Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren convenes the first meeting of the Office’s Racial Justice Work Group. The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m.

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The Work Group is one of five Action Steps for Fairness & Engagement that State Attorney Warren announced last week to turn ongoing talk in our community into action to address racial injustice, increase transparency, and pursue greater equality in our criminal justice system.

Members of the 16-person Work Group include:

  • Members of the faith community
  • Grass-roots organization leaders
  • Mentors for at-risk youth
  • Returning citizens
  • Prosecutors

Members of the public can suggest potential topics for the Racial Justice Work Group to address on the State Attorney’s Office website at sao13th.com.

“We’ve been working hard over the past four years to tackle racial disparities. But this Work Group is built on the idea that the more input we have from the community, the more likely we are to find solutions to the problems that we know exist,” State Attorney Warren said.

For more details on the Racial Justice Work Group and the Office’s newly announced Action Steps: https://www.sao13th.com/2020/10/action-steps-for-fairness-and-engagement/

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