DeKalb District Attorney Sherry Boston achieved her goal of implementing and mandating and comprehensive implicit bias training for her 200-person staff.
DA Boston authored an opinion piece in 2021 that explains why hers was the first district attorney’s office in Georgia to require that all of the employees complete 8 hours of implicit bias training, regardless of job function.
In her opinion, DA Boston wrote:
“As “ministers of justice” we take an oath to make critical, often life-changing, charging and sentencing decisions without bias, fear, or favor.
We further swear to ensure the safety and protection of all victims without assumptions or judgment. But we can only accomplish these goals if we are willing and able to recognize our blind spots and institute policies and practices that ensure a system of blind justice for all parties involved.”