A distinguished professor at the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Dr. Pope was an articulate advocate for equitable treatment under the law. A pioneer in our Nation's efforts to reduce disproportionate minority contact (DMC) in the juvenile justice system, he assisted States in identifying decision points where disparity might occur and worked with communities to resolve problems. His extensive writing on DMC-related matters informed initiatives to reduce it and included the seminal Bulletin "Disproportionate Minority Confinement: A Review of the Research Literature From 1989 Through 2001," among other OJJDP publications.
Dr. Pope's life-long efforts on behalf of youth constitute a noble and enduring legacy. We convey our sympathy to his family and friends.