Youth of Color and the Juvenile Justice System

Minority youth are overrepresented at nearly every level of the juvenile justice system. Officials across the United States struggle to reduce what is often referred to as disproportionate minority contact, or DMC. Read all of the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange’s ongoing, in-depth coverage of DMC here, including the stories of the youth affected by it.

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Foundations Pledge Nearly $200M to help Boys, Young Men of Color


Eleven major foundations have pledged to spend a total of nearly $200 million for efforts to help boys and young men of color succeed, in concert with President Barack Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative. Continue Reading →

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OP-ED: Cops and Community, How to Repair a Broken Relationship

Alton Pitre

It is difficult to repair a broken relationship, one built on years of distrust. It is especially tough if you are the parent of a child forever getting caught up in the juvenile justice system, knowing their kid can be harassed and possibly injured or arrested for simply walking down the street. Continue Reading →

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Analysis: Coming Soon… A Watershed Moment on DMC

Youth of Color and the Juvenile Justice System — Racial-Ethnic Fairness

Reading through JJIE’s extensive coverage regarding racial and ethnic disparities in juvenile justice over the past month, reviewing its excellent new DMC resource hub, and scanning the available literature, it is impossible to avoid a couple of painful conclusions. Continue Reading →

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