What is Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB)?
Diversity - although primarily discussed in terms of race and gender, diversity is much broader and encompasses the full range of human differences including, but not limited by, race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, social class, physical ability or attributes, religious or ethical value systems, national origin, and political beliefs.
Equity - relates to the quality of fairness and impartiality that meets the needs of comunities where they are and allocating available resources and opportunities to create equal outcomes for all.
Inclusion - relates to the action of making environments and spaces in which all individuals are welcomed, supported, and valued.
Belonging - relates to the experience of feeling connected to and having positive relationship within a group or organization.
About this collection
This repository is a list of resources and guidance materials published by organizations and institutions dedicated to advancing DEIB imperatives. While some are individual documents, those included below are curated libraries and toolkits that are regularly updated. All credit goes to these institutions for their tireless work to make the civil justice system more fair, equitable, and accessible to all.
- Diversity & Inclusion Resource Guide, American Association of Law Libraries
- Blueprint for Racial Justice, National Center for State Courts
- Racial Equity in the Justice System Clearinghouse, American Bar Association
- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Collaborative, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
Suggested Reading Lists:
- Racial Justice, Racial Equity, and Anti-Racism Reading List, Harvard Kennedy School
- The Anti-Racist Reading List, Ibram X. Kendi, The Atlantic
Additional reports and publications are included in the list below. If you have any additional materials that should be included in this collection, please submit the resource to [email protected].