My Brothers Keeper - MBKPresident Obama launched the My Brother’s Keeper initiative to address persistent opportunity gaps faced by boys and young men of color and ensure that all young people can reach their full potential. Montgomery County accepted the President’s MBK community challenge in 2015 & the MBK commitee was formed comprised of public & private agency members as well as community & student leaders. The Collaboration Council is proud to serve as coordinator for this body. My Brother’s Keeper: in January 2015, County Executive Isiah Leggett accepted the President’s “MBK Community Challenge” calling for citizens across sectors to work with community partners as well as youth and young adults in Montgomery County to design and implement an action plan that will help youth of color. The Collaboration Council answered that call and spearheaded the movement by taking the lead for the local MBK initiative. Under the direction of the Collaboration Council’s Social Justice Director, a committee comprised of citizens from multiple sectors, both public and private was convened.
Racial & Ethnic Disparities - DMCThe DMC(Disproportionate Minority Contact) Reduction Committee is comprised of juvenile justice system stakeholders tasked with addressing disparities in treatment and outcomes for youth of color who come into contact with law enforcement and the criminal justice system.
Social Justice Director