The Commission was given a three-fold mandate to study how (1) court participants and the public at large perceive minority treatment in the New York Court System; (2) the representation of minorities in non-judicial staff positions within the court system; and (3) the number of minorities, both elected and appointed, in judicial positions in New York. The Commission recommended a milieu of changes to address the problems of racism in the court system and proposed another commission-- with a five year mandate-- be created to implement these recommendations, further analyze and collect data on race and the court system, and collect and monitor complaints of racial bias within the New York Judicial System.
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