On the Level: Disproportionate Minority Contact in Minnesota's Juvenile Justice System

Group: Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Justice Programs

URL: https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/ojp/forms-documents/Documents/On%20The%20Level_FINAL.pdf

Description

This report is intended to provide detailed information regarding the phenomenon of DMC in Minnesota’s juvenile justice system. Included in this report is a description of how racial disparities are calculated, how disparity data are to be interpreted, and how they inform justice system practices. This report also describes factors known to contribute to racial disparities in the justice system as well as recommended aspects of DMC reduction strategies. In closing, the report summarizes Minnesota’s response to evidence of racial disparities in the system and makes suggestions for strengthening the state response to DMC. It is the hope that this report will provide education on the topic to those unfamiliar with DMC and ignite interest in reducing racial disparities at the state and local levels. Data such as these will ideally incite communities, practitioners and policy makers to collect additional information, identify underlying causes of disparity and dedicate resources to DMC abatement.

Tags

juvenile, corrections, equal justice, DMC, disproportionate minority contact

Other Attributes
Sub-location
Statewide
Categories
Sectors (Govt, Non-Profit, etc)
Gov't
Formats
PDF
Location in resource
N/A
Internet Available?
Yes
Has population data?
No
Mappable?
No
Updated?
No
Frequency
N/A
Year(s) of Publication
2012

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