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The California Commission on the Status of African-American Males (CSAAM) has completed its initial inquiry into the quality of life for African-American Males in this state. Our findings are contained in this Preliminary Report.

The Commission was created by Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 57 on September 3, 1991. After its first meeting, CSAAM formed six policy advisory committees consisting of Commissioners and highly qualified experts in each of the targeted areas. These areas are: Employment, Economic Empowerment, Criminal Justice, Education and Social Services. The committees have been working earnestly over the last seven months to gain an accurate assessment of the status of African-American Males in California. The committees were also charged with determining areas for further study and ultimately developing policy recommendations.


Assemblywoman Barbara Lee, Chair
Dr. Herbert L. Carter, Vice Chair
Mr. Darnell L. Cooley, Executive Director
Dr. George D. King, Research Consultant

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