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Survey: 52% Drop in Admissions to Youth Detention in Two Months Matches Reduction Over 13 Years

The rate of young people admitted to detention has fallen by 52% during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new survey of juvenile justice agencies in 33 states — equaling in two months a national decline that took 13 years. The two-month…
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Researchers Find School Board Diversity Reduces School Suspensions - Phys.org

Florida State University released a new study showing that more diverse school boards can result in more equitable punishment for both minority and white students at educational institutions. The study also found that, in schools with large…
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We Need an Intersectional Approach to Juvenile Justice Reform - Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

Juvenile justice reformers are seeking to find out why racial and ethnic minorities are over-represented in the juvenile justice system—a phenomenon known as disproportionate minority contact (DMC). However, reformers are also paying more…
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Black Family Summit Focuses on Proactive Options for Minority Youth - The Palm Coast Observer

The Black Family Summit met February 25, 2017 to discuss the school-to-prison pipeline and to find ways to keep minority youth out of jail. The Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) attended the summit and discussed the reality of disproportionate…