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NCJ Number: 228306 Find in a Library
Title: Disproportionate Minority Contact
Series: OJJDP In Focus
Corporate Author: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
Date Published: October 2009
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
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Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This OJJDP In Focus article presents information on the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s (OJJDP’s) efforts to address the problem of disproportionate minority contact.
Abstract: In 1988, Congress reauthorized the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDP Act) of 1974. The amendments passed by Congress authorized the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) to require States participating in the Formula Grants program to address the issue of disproportionate minority contact (DMC) in their State juvenile justice and delinquency prevention plans. In 1992, effort to address DMC became a core requirement of the program and 25 percent of grant funds were tied to States’ compliance with the programs goals. This fact sheet presents information on determining States’ compliance with the DMC core requirement and a description of OJJDP’s five-phase DMC reduction model. The five phases of the model include identification, assessment/diagnosis, intervention, evaluation, and monitoring. A summary of States’ DMC-reduction activities is also included along with a link to obtain more information on OJJDP’s efforts to reduce DMC.
Main Term(s): Juvenile justice policies
Index Term(s): Juvenile Delinquency prevention planning; Juvenile justice planning; Juvenile justice research; Juvenile justice system; Minority overrepresentation; Office of Justice Programs (OJP); Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP); Policy analysis; Race-crime relationships; Race-punishment relationship
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