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Outcome Effects of Nebraska's Creating Inclusive Communities Training
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Implicit bias is prevalent among all of us in society. Also known as unconscious bias, it is defined as a strong, preconceived opinion about a group that influences one’s actions in a prejudicial manner. We all have implicit bias. It is inherently normal due to the way we receive and process information. Although normal, it is necessary to be aware of our own implicit biases and how it affects our decision making. This is especially critical when you work within the criminal justice system, deal with marginalized groups, and make decisions that affect one’s constitutional rights and inherent freedoms within our society. The State of Nebraska, through its Commission on Access of Justice, committed to combat implicit bias within its justice system. In working with the University of Nebraska and Inclusive Communities, a Creating Inclusive Communities training for all state employees was created to address this issue specifically. To measure whether the training met the goals of the Commission on Access to Justice, a pre and post training survey was issued to all participants. The surveys of approximately 400 participants was collected and analyzed. Unfortunately, some necessary data was not captured or was incomplete, rendering the analysis inconclusive. However, this study, in recognizing the deficiencies in the surveys, has identified areas that can be modified to collect meaningful data of future participants to ultimately conduct a complete analysis of the program.