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 justice. Youth of color are particularly at risk of entering juvenile justice for mental health related behavior that is not […]

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 Disproportionate Minority Contact Technical Assistance Manual (2009 fourth edition). Chapter 7 describes the lessons learned from a two-year project in Washoe County, Nevada, and Travis County, Texas that […]

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 who commit comparable crimes. The report provides detailed information, charts, and analyses that lead to the conclusion that youth of color are 2.5 times 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 proportion of crime which is violent, the proportion of crime committed by people of color, or the proportion of crime […]

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 includes recommendations about how advocates can frame the issues in their work focusing on effective messages and messengers, and how advocates can use this […]