Original Air Date
November 16, 2020
90 minute, pre-recorded training
Original Air Date
General 2.0, Bias Elimination 2.0
CLE Course #
This workshop provides the participant with an increased awareness and understanding of the automatic association people make between groups of people and stereotypes about those groups (Implicit Bias). The module shows how implicit bias can have significant influence in the outcomes of interactions between individuals and the justice system.
During this module, participants will:
- Build awareness and understanding of conscious and unconscious biases, the differences between the two and why it matters in fair and impartial justice
- Gain strategies and tools in developing a community caretaker approach for improved interactions.
Director of Center Advancement
PACE Center for Girls
Like most busy women, Tekoa Pouerie wears many hats. Tekoa is an experienced senior manager, fundraiser and community influencer. She has spent her entire career in the nonprofit industry – fundraising and advocating for communities and families in need. She has served at multiple nonprofits as both an Executive Director and Chief Development Officer. Currently, Tekoa is the Director of Center Advancement where she oversees the execution of national fundraising and development strategies. Tekoa is also an Associate with the National Criminal Justice Training Center at Fox Valley – where she trains on Implicit/Explicit Bias.
For over a decade, Tekoa has researched Disproportionate Minority Contact and have been awarded multiple grants from the Department of Juvenile Justice (D.J.J.) to train Law Enforcement, Judges and Youth Program Providers. As a result of her work and community contribution, she received two (2) Congressional Recognitions and a Sheriff Citation Medal. Tekoa was appointed by former D.J.J. Secretary Wansley Walters to the Circuit 9 Advisory Board, where she currently serves as Chairwoman. Additionally, in 2019 Tekoa was appointed to the Mayor of Orlando’s Community Investment Panel and the Orange County Domestic Violence Commission.