Disproportionate Minority Contact in the Juvi System


09.23.09DMCIt’s been seven years since Congress tied purse strings to the issue of disproportionate contact between non-white youths and the criminal justice system, but according to the newest bulletin on the subject, disparities are still stark. The Office of Juvenile Justice and Deliquency Prevention reports that African-American youth are still arrested at twice the rate of white youth, while white youth are seven times more likely to live in a neighborhood with an alternative detention program.

Click here to read the full report. Click here to read the accompanying manual.

Use The Crime Report for more information on Race and Sentencing, Juvenile Justice and Race and Gender in Prison.

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