Contra Costa calls for applicants for Racial Justice Oversight body

The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors is seeking applicants for its 18-member Racial Justice Oversight Body (RJOB). The current vacancy is for a community representative with personal criminal or juvenile justice system involvement.

The RJOB is a multi-agency advisory group that oversees the implementation of recommendations made by the Racial Justice Task Force and accepted by the Board of Supervisors to reduce racial disparities in the justice system. The RJOB also reviews local criminal and juvenile justice data to identify and report on racial disparities.

The full RJOB meets on a quarterly basis, with three subcommittees meeting monthly. Members serve without compensation, stipends or reimbursement of expenses. The community-based representatives should reflect the geographic, ethnic and racial diversity of the county.

Appointments are for a two-year term, but the current opening is a mid-term appointment ending Dec. 31, 2020. The Board of Supervisors’ Public Protection Committee will interview the applicants, with the nomination for appointment submitted to the full board for action.

Applications are due by 5 p.m. on July 21. Obtain a form by calling 925-335-1900 or visiting

Completed applications should be emailed to or mailed to the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, Room 106, County Administration Building, 651 Pine St., Martinez, CA 94553.