Disproportionate Minority Contact Assessment: Court and Diversion Referral Decisions in Vermont's Juvenile Justice System

Group: Crime Research Group

URL: http://www.crgvt.org/reports/reportscrimjust/reports/dmcrpt_files/DMC%20Assessment%2020...

Description

The primary goal of the current assessment was to explore whether there were indicators of DMC during a three-year period at three decision points in the juvenile justice system—referrals to juvenile court, referrals to adult court, and referrals to diversion, including to the extent possible pre-charge referrals to Community Justice Centers (CJCs). The assessment used individual-level court, juvenile/criminal history and CJC data for youth in Chittenden, Rutland and Bennington Counties for fiscal years 2009-2011 to determine whether individual-level differences between white and minority youth explain any disproportionate minority representation at the decision points of interest.

Tags

referral decisions, courts, minority contact, demographics, minority, racial bias, juvenile justice, juveniles, demographic, diversion, juvenile courts, assessment, research, study

Other Attributes
Sub-location
Statewide
Categories
Sectors (Govt, Non-Profit, etc)
Non-Profit
Formats
PDF
Location in resource
N/A
Internet Available?
Yes
Has population data?
No
Mappable?
No
Updated?
Yes
Frequency
N/A
Year(s) of Publication
2009-2011

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