Category: disproportionate minority contact

Oct 29

Black Girls, Who Often Have History of Trauma, Are 11 Times More Likely to Encounter Justice System

WESA By An-Li Herring Black girls in the Pittsburgh region are 11 times more likely than white girls to have contact with the juvenile justice system, according to a 2016 study, Inequities Affecting Black Girls in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County. Nationally, the study notes, black girls are sent to juvenile justice three times as often as …

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Jun 22

Apply Now: Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Juvenile Justice Certificate Program

The Center for Juvenile Justice Reform at Georgetown University is hosting its fifth Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities Certificate Program, in partnership with the Center for Children’s Law and Policy. The program seeks to help jurisdictions reduce over-representation of youth of color in the juvenile justice system using a data-driven and research-based approach. Curriculum modules will …

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Jun 16

Second Chance: Legislation Promotes Alternatives to School Suspensions

WRIC By Evanne Armour RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Before he became Del. Lamont Bagby (D-Richmond), he wasn’t exactly a star student. “I was sort of what you would call in public schools a habitual offender,” he said. “I was that student that was getting suspended.” Bagby said it was his mentor who helped him turn …

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May 18

Register for Webinar: Racial and Ethnic Disparities—Communities in Action

Hosted by the Center for Children’s Law and Policy (CCLP) During this webinar, attendees will learn about CCLP’s work with states and localities to implement data-driven reforms that achieve measurable reductions in racial and ethnic disparities in the juvenile justice system. Attendees will hear from communities that have participated in this work, and from jurisdictions …

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Mar 20

California Lawmakers Unveil a List of Bills Meant to Keep Children out of the Juvenile Justice System

Los Angeles Times By Jazmine Ulloa California lawmakers on Monday said they have filed a package of bills in an attempt to divert children from a school-to-prison pipeline that disproportionately affects low-income and black and Latino families. Sens. Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) and Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) have introduced eight proposals that would extend protections for …

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