WHY ARE YOUTH OF COLOR SO OVERREPRESENTED IN THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM? GET ANSWERS JJIE


Although white youth and youth of color commit crimes at similar rates, youth of color are overrepresented at nearly every point of contact with the juvenile justice system. This disproportionate minority contact (DMC) is often the result of crime policies and school, police and juvenile court practices. Youth of color, both boys and girls, are arrested, charged, and incarcerated more than white youth who have engaged in similar behavior.

The new Hub section covers the persistent problem of racial and ethnic disparities in the juvenile justice system and details some promising reforms aimed at addressing this inequity. 
 

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