DMC Action Network eNews
Published Sep 29, 2010, DMC Action Network
In Washington State’s Benton-Franklin Counties, financial shortfalls have forced the counties to limit the population at their 80-bed detention center to 35 youth. That cap can help keep detention numbers down and encourage officials to think twice about which youth should spend time in detention. However, officials there are also hard at work engaging the community and identifying innovations aimed at reducing racial and ethnic disparities in their jurisdiction.