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dc.contributor.authorPatterson, Christine M.eng
dc.contributor.authorJanku, Anne Dannerbeckeng
dc.contributor.meetingnameCambio de Colores (10th : 2011 : Kansas City, Mo.)eng
dc.date.issued2012eng
dc.descriptionPresentation made at Latinos in the Heartland (10th : 2012 : Kansas City, Mo.) and published in the annual conference proceedings.eng
dc.description.abstractThis presentation will discuss the approach we have taken as part of a statewide initiative to reduce Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) in the Missouri Juvenile Justice System. DMC looks at the experiences of minority youth compared to Caucasian youth at all stages of the Juvenile Justice System (referrals, detention, petitions, probation, transfers to adult courts, etc.). African American and Latino youth in Missouri are almost twice as likely to be referred to the juvenile office as Caucasian youth. By working intensively in three counties, we have built community teams to analyze local policies, practices, and procedures that produce these disparities. We will discuss how and why we formed local teams, the data analysis process, and lessons learned through our experiences working with these communities. Finally, we will discuss the solutions proposed by the three communities, the successes those communities have experienced, and the challenges they face in striving to reduce disparities.eng
dc.format.extent7 pageseng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/48909
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherCambio Centereng
dc.relation.ispartofCambio de Colores (10th : 2012 : Kansas City, Mo.). Cambio de Colores: Latinos in the Heartland : Migration and Shifting Human Landscapes : Proceedings of the 10th Annual Conference: Kansas City, Missouri, June 8-10, 2011. Columbia, Mo. : University of Missouri.eng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Office of the Vice Provost for International Programs. Cambio Centereng
dc.rightsOpenAccess.eng
dc.rights.licenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License.
dc.source.urihttp://www.cambio.missouri.edu/Library/eng
dc.titleReducing racial and ethnic disparities in the Juenile Justice System: A blueprint for community engagement and actioneng
dc.typePapereng


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