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 attention to other groups of juveniles in the system who are over-represented, such as juveniles with disabilities, LGBTQ+ youth, and the homeless. Congress has again failed to reauthorized the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, which would codify some of what the field has learned over the last decade about complex juvenile justice issues. Read more.