Launched in December 2022, the County Officials Advancing Racial Equity (CORE) Justice Network is comprised of 15 county elected officials from across the country who learn with and from one another during virtual quarterly calls and four in-person peer exchanges. Each member brings a unique and valuable perspective to the group grounded in previous experience and education.

This work is funded by the John T. and Catherine C. MacArthur Foundation. This network will continue through December 2024.

About the Network

Together CORE Network members will learn about the policies, practices and programs that can be used to identify and eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in the criminal legal system. They receive monthly research-based emails, conduct quarterly calls with guest speakers and participate in four in-person peer exchanges.

  • Hon. Mary Ann Borgeson, Douglas County, Neb. 
  • Hon. Sharon Weston Broome, East Baton Rouge Parish, La. 
  • Hon. Charlie Cavell, Oakland County, Mich.
  • Hon. Erica Crawley, Franklin County, Ohio 
  • Hon. Latifah Faisal, Story County, Iowa 
  • Hon. Tara Gaston, Saratoga County, N.Y. 
  • Hon. John Idleburg, Lake County, Ill. 
  • Hon. Marilyn Kirkpatrick, Clark County, Nev. 
  • Hon. Lloyd LaCroix, Pennington County, S.D. 
  • Hon. Donna Miller, Cook County, Ill. 
  • Hon. Mary Beth Murphy, Guilford County, N.C.
  • Hon. Dana Pellebon, Dane County, Wis. 
  • Hon. Alana Sanders, Newton County, Ga.
  • Hon. Lori Stegmann, Multnomah County, Ore. 
  • Hon. Vivian Thomas, Henry County, Ga. 

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Connecting Services for Improved Outcomes: Riverside County’s Integrated Services Delivery Initiative

The presentation will provide an overview of Riverside County’s current Integrated Services Delivery (ISD) initiative to connect health, human, and public safety services to orchestrate our efforts and resources around a constituent-first approach, focusing on delivering the best possible outcomes for our most vulnerable populations.

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Sign up for monthly email updates from the CORE Network, covering topics including:

  • Drivers of disparities 
  • Language and DEI terms 
  • Stops and arrests 
  • Community engagement 
  • Charging 
  • Pretrial detention 
  • Prosecution 

Program Contact

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Ronin Davis

Senior Program Manager – Behavioral Health & Justice