Executive Order 96-15
October 16, 1996
CONTINUATION OF GOVERNOR'S COMMISSION TO STUDY MINORITY REPRESENTATION IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
WHEREAS, a Commission to study minority representation within the state's adult and juvenile criminal justice system was established by Executive Order 94-16 on October 6, 1994; and
WHEREAS, the charge of the Commission expired on July 1, 1995; and
WHEREAS, the Commission has requested additional time to meet with representatives of the state judiciary/ urban public safety commissioners and various representatives of the minority community; and
WHEREAS, the Commission desires to study and incorporate the findings of the October 1995 report to the Rhode Island Supreme Court and the Rhode Island Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee of the Governors Justice Commission; and
WHEREAS, an extension will assist the Commission in determining possible legal, procedural and systemic causes of racial disparities within the criminal justice system and to develop proposals to address over-representation.
NOW THEREFORE, I, LINCOLN ALMOND, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Governor of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, hereby order as follows:
1. The charge of the Governor's Governor's Commission to Study Minority Representation in the Criminal Justice System is hereby extended to June 30, 1997.
2. The members of the Commission, shall consist of the Executive Director of the Rhode Island Council of Churches or designee, two additional designees of the Rhode Island Council of Churches, the Chief Justice of the Superior Court or designee, the Chief Justice of the District Court or designee, the State Court Administrator or designee, the Director of the Department of Corrections or designee, the Director of the Department of Children, Youth and Families or designee, the Commanding Officer of the State Police or designee, the Executive Director of the Governor's Justice Commission or designee, the Chairman of the Parole Board or designee, the Public Defender or designee, the Attorney General or designee, the Executive Director of Progresso Latino, a staff member from Talbot Treatment Center, the Chief of Police for the City of Providence or designee, the Public Safety Director for the City of Providence or designee, the Public Safety Director for the City of Pawtucket or designee, the Public Safety Director for the City of Woonsocket or designee, Vice President of the Ministers' Alliance, the Governor's Director of Legislative Affairs, the Governor's Director of Community Relations and the Advocacy Agent for the Rhode Island Council of Churches, who shall serve as chairman.
3. The Commission is hereby directed to provide a final report of its findings and recommendations to the Governor by June 30, 1997.
Executive Order 94-16 is superseded and rescinded by this Executive Order to the extent chat its provisions are inconsistent with this Order.