Task Force for Racial Equity in Criminal Justice (TREC)

About the Task Force

Governor Cooper established the Task Force for Racial Equity in Criminal Justice (TREC) through Executive Order 145 in June 2020.

Led by Attorney General Josh Stein and North Carolina Supreme Court Associate Justice Anita Earls, the task force will convene a wide range of stakeholders including: advocates, elected officials, state and local law enforcement agencies, justice-involved individuals, representatives of the judicial branch and more.

The task force will develop and help implement policy solutions to address systemic racial bias in criminal justice and submit legislative and municipal recommendations on or before December 1, 2020.

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Task Force Members



Prefix Name Occupation
The Honorable Josh Stein Attorney General, State of North Carolina
The Honorable Anita S. Earls Associate Justice, NC Supreme Court
The Honorable Eric A. Hooks Secretary, NC Department of Public Safety
Ms. Brooke Locklear Clark District Court Judge, Robeson County
The Honorable Alan Thornburg Superior Court Judge, Buncombe County
Mr. James Raeford Woodall Jr.  District Attorney, Prosecutorial District 18 (Chatham and Orange)
The Honorable Mujtaba A. Mohammed NC Senate
Mr. Henderson Hill Senior Counsel, ACLU Capital Punishment Project
Ms. Deborah Dicks Maxwell President, Wilmington NAACP
Mr. Kerwin Pittman Founder, Recidivism Reduction Educational Programs Services
Mrs. Angelica R. Wind Executive Director, OurVoice NC
Chief of Police Cerelyn J. Davis Chief of Police, Durham
Chief of Police John W. Letteney Chief of Police, Apex
Sheriff James Clemmons Richmond County Sheriff
Sheriff John Ingram Brunswick County Sheriff
The Honorable James D. Gailliard NC House of Representatives
The Honorable Ronnie Smith Martin County Commissioner
Mr. Michael Hawkins Transylvania County Commissioner
The Honorable Mitch Colvin Mayor of Fayetteville
Ms. Mary Sheehan Pollard Executive Director of NC Prisoner Legal Services
The Honorable Marcia H. Morey NC House of Representatives
Sergeant Billy Gartin Sergeant, Raleigh Police Department
Ms. Tarrah Callahan Executive Director, Conservatives for Criminal Justice
Mr. Talley Wells Executive Director, NC Council on Developmental Disabilities