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NCJ Number: 158359 Find in a Library
Title: Minority Over-Representation Initiative for Florida: Phase I Final Report Flow Charts, Appendix G
Author(s): R Conners; S Allendorff; C Crawford
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 89
Sponsoring Agency: Florida Dept of Health and Rehabilitative Services
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Sale Source: Florida Dept of Health and Rehabilitative Services
1317 Winewood Boulevard
Tallahassee, FL 32399
United States of America
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act requires States to assess the over representation of minority juveniles confined in secure facilities and to design a plan of action to correct the problem.
Abstract: In 1991, Florida's Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services received a grant from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to support a program entitled the Minority Over Representation Initiative for Florida. An interagency work group was formed to identify the extent and nature of minority over representation in the juvenile justice system. Minority group distributions at each stage of the juvenile offender intake process were examined. Data were analyzed at the State level and also by district and county, and extensive data tabulations are included. Recommendations for systematic changes in the juvenile justice system to reduce minority over representation have been made, and plans call for a coordinated network of services for minority children and their families. Tables
Main Term(s): Minority juvenile offenders
Index Term(s): Florida; Juvenile statistics; State juvenile justice systems
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