Be the Change

In October of 2020, the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights released a detailed report on how New Jersey’s youth have experienced instances of hate and bias due to systemic racism and institutional bias. The 103-page report compiled by the Interagency Task Force to Combat Youth Bias detailed social factors and other items that lead youth to commit instances of bias.

From that report, the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General detailed a list of recommendations that were compiled to combat the issue of bias and hate crimes, which are on the rise in the state. Some of the recommendations include changing school curricula to incorporate anti-racism teachings, anti-bias training for teachers, reforms to the state’s criminal hate crime laws and more.

The Camden County Prosecutor’s Office will be hosting a live Youth Bias Task Force Report Roundtable on Jan. 27 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. to discuss the report, the recommendations, and how they can be achieved. Please join us to learn how you can become involved to ensure the success of these proposed changes to reduce youth bias in Camden County and the State of New Jersey.

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Meet Your Panelists

Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer – Moderator

Camden County Youth Service Commission Administrator Rosy Arroyo

CCPO Juvenile Unit Section Chief Tim Chatten

CCPO Bias Crimes Detective Kyrus Ingalls

Lawnside School District Superintendent Dr. Ronn Johnson

Collingswood High School Senior Ayanna Jones

Center For Family Services Program Director Riley Keenan B.S, Behavioral Specialist

Sterling High School Junior Giavonna Thomas

Join the Discussion

The virtual event will be live on Wed., Jan. 27 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. through Zoom and Facebook. Register for the Zoom Webinar here. For those unable to view the live event, a recording will be made available to watch on the CCPO Website and YouTube pages.

The panelists will go through a presentation and roundtable discussion to ensure the topics from the Youth Bias Task Force’s 2020 Recommendations are covered. The report was compiled by the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General using the below materials:

To learn more about bias and how it affects families, you can watch a series of videos here that were created by the AG’s Office.