Tag Archive for: ethnic disparities

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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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Association of Parental Incarceration with Psychiatric and Functional Outcomes of Young Adults

This cohort study, using data from a community-representative, longitudinal study, found that parental incarceration was associated with young adults’ increased odds of having an anxiety disorder, having a felony charge, spending time in jail,…
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Understanding the Unique Challenges of Female Incarceration – The Sentencing Project

The number of incarcerated women stands nearly eight times higher than in 1980, with over 200,000 women behind bars. There are over 7,000 girls, predominantly girls of color, in youth confinement around the country. Analyzing female incarceration…
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Transforming Juvenile Probation – The Annie E. Casey Foundation

The Annie E. Casey Foundation presents its vision for transforming juvenile probation into a focused intervention that promotes personal growth, positive behavior change and long-term success for youth who pose significant risks for serious…
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Unbalanced Youth Justice – The W. Haywood Burns Institute for Justice, Fairness, & Equity

The W. Haywood Burns Institute for Justice, Fairness, & Equity has developed an itneractive map showing disparities in detention and incarceration rates among youths of different racial and ethnic groups. Read more.
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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…