OJJDP: Most States Moving to Reduce Disproportionate Minority Confinement

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Nearly 70 percent of states have implemented intervention systems to address disproportionate minority confinement, according to a recent publication by the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP).

Under the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, states are required to address “the disproportionate number of juvenile members of the minority groups, who come in contact with the juvenile justice system.”

While 34 states have introduced systems designed to address disproportionate minority confinement, only four — California, Connecticut, Kentucky and Tennessee — have conducted formal evaluations of their systems, according to the OJJDP.

Read the report HERE.

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