Racial Disparities in the Juvi System: How Does Your State Measure Up?


Way back in 1988?, the federal government recognized that minority youths were more likely to be incarcerated than white youths for the same offense, and mandated that states “access and address” the issue. So how are we doing? A new, interactive data set and map from the W. Haywood Burns Institute breaks the information down by state, and further by offense, race and more. The site includes graphs on the state’s one-day incarceration count, and provides contact information for local decision makers and advocates.

Click here for the map.

Photo courtesy of The Burns Institute.

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