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NCJ Number: 149720 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Embracing Diversity, Expanding Common Ground: The Disproportionate Incarceration of North Carolina's Minority Children, Preliminary Report
Project Director: V T Church
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 261
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
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North Carolina Dept of Human Resources
Raleigh, NC 27611
North Carolina Division of Youth Services
Raleigh, NC 27603
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 91-JS-CX-K006
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Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: North Carolina received a special emphasis grant from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to address the disproportionate incarceration of minority children.
Abstract: State officials evaluated the incarceration of minority children by profiling county arrest, detention, and commitment practices. The project collected 1990 law enforcement and juvenile court data at 10 pilot sites to identify ways of addressing the disproportionate incarceration of minority children. It was found that training school and detention commitments varied by county during the 1987-1990 period. Wide variations were also observed with respect to juvenile probation, needs and services. The use of detention and the living situation of youths varied greatly. Weapons were not generally used by youths against persons, while the school performance of most youths was similar. Patterns in the use of alcohol and drugs varied, many youths had serious medical problems, and school behavior problems and runaway behavior were common. The main part of the report consists of appended statistical tables and narrative. Endnotes and tables
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Corrections statistics; Juvenile Corrections/Detention; Juvenile detention rates; Juvenile offense statistics; Juvenile probation statistics; Minority juvenile offenders; North Carolina
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