Racial Justice / DMC

Chapter 7 Strategies for Serving Hispanic Youth

Maria Ramiu, YLC Managing Director, and Dana Shoenberg, CCLP Staff Attorney co-authored Chapter 7, Strategies for Serving Hispanic Youth, in Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's Dis... MORE

Youth of Color and MHSA Prevention and Early Intervention

Article about why it is critical that the Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) Guidelines be written flexibly enough to permit the use of funds for youth who may be past the front door of juvenile ... MORE

Northern Lights: Success in Student Achievement and School Discipline at Northern Elementary School

As a follow up to the February, 2003, Building Blocks study that illustrated the disproportionate impact of zero tolerance policies on Kentucky's students of color, this new study, 'Northern Lights' r... MORE

Unintended Consequences: The Impact of 'Zero Tolerance' and Other Exclusionary Policies on Kentucky Students

This report found that Kentucky's African-American youth are suspended from many schools at rates far higher than the suspension rates for Kentucky's white students. The report also found that tens of... MORE

¿Dónde Está La Justicia? A Call to Action on Behalf of Latino and Latina Youth in the U.S. Justice System

This report is the most comprehensive report ever released about Latino and Latina youth in the U.S. justice system. The report reveals that Latino and Latina youth receive disparate and more punitive... MORE

Tale of Two Jurisdictions: Youth Crime and Detention Rates in Maryland and the District of Columbia

The report looks at youth crime and detention rates during the 1990's in the District and Maryland. During the decade, DC's juvenile detention rate dropped 71%, while Maryland's detention rate increas... MORE

Public Opinion on Youth, Crime and Race: A Guide for Advocates

This resource for youth advocates summarizes the public opinion research on youth and juvenile justice issues from the Building Blocks focus groups and national poll, as well as other polls, and inclu... MORE

Drugs and Disparity: The Racial Impact of Illinois' Practice of Transferring Young Drug Offenders to Adult Court

This study analyzed data from state criminal justice agencies in Illinois and national corrections databases. It concludes that Illinois' practice of automatically sending 15 and 16-year-old youth cha... MORE

OFF BALANCE: Youth, Race & Crime in the News

The authors in this study examined more than 70 content analyses of newspaper and television crime coverage and found that depictions of crime in the news are not reflective of the rate of crime, the ... MORE

And Justice for Some: Differential Treatment of Minority Youth in the Juvenile Justice System

This report shows that youth of color are over represented at each point in the system and that this disadvantage accumulates as they move through the system. Researchers found that minority youth are... MORE

Color of Justice: An Analysis of Juvenile Adult Court Transfers in California

This study shows that African American, Latino, and Asian American youth in California are significantly more likely to be transferred to adult court and sentenced to incarceration than white youth wh... MORE

Punitive Juvenile Justice Policies and the Impact on Minority Youth

A review and analysis of recent 'get tough' legislation and its effect on youth of color. MORE