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Child Welfare: Gateway to Juvenile Court for African-American Youth

Published Jan 10, 2013, National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN)

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Is child welfare a gateway to the juvenile justice system for African-American youth? A new policy update from the Natoinal Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN), drawing on the Models for Change Knowledge Brief, “Is There a Link between Child Welfare and Disproportionate Minority Contact in Juvenile Justice?” suggests that the answer is “yes.”

What are the policy implications? Download the update to learn more!

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