Black and Latinx youth are over-represented at various points of contact in the juvenile justice system. How can we reduce these disparities? Strategies include using data to inform policy and practice, and changing our culture to focus less on punitive responses and more on what’s best for our youth and community.
Learn more about Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC)/Racial and Ethnic Disparities (RED) and reduction strategies in the 2019 Juvenile Justice Report—DMC/RED supplement.
And remember: October is Juvenile Justice Awareness month and we’re releasing a different component of our Juvenile Justice report every week, so stay tuned!