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Publication cover Knowledge Brief: Are Minority Youths Treated Differently in Juvenile Probation?
Dec 1, 2011, Models for Change Research Initiative
While many studies have examined disproportionate minority contact at the front endof the juvenile justice system, few have examined disparities deep within the system—in particular,…
Publication cover Knowledge Brief: Is There a Link between Child Welfare and Disproportionate Minority Contact in Juvenile Justice?
Dec 1, 2011, Models for Change Research Initiative
African-American children are represented in foster care and other child welfare placements at a rate more than twice their representation in the U.S. child population. Like others in the child…
Publication cover Innovation Brief: Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Pennsylvania
Nov 30, 2012, Dana Shoenberg
Across the United States, youth of color are disproportionately represented at every stage of the juvenile justice system, with the greatest disparities at the deepest end of the system. Although…
Publication cover Evidence-Based Practices with Latino Youth: A Literature Review
Nov 25, 2013, Elizabeth Feldman
This review will outline some of the most pressing mental health concerns for Latino immigrants and highlight what is currently known about how best to respond to these concerns. Discussion will…
Publication cover A Toolkit for Applying the Cultural Enhancement Model To Evidence-Based Practice
Nov 22, 2013, Sarah Cusworth Walker
At a national level, minority clients are less likely to access mental and behavioral health services and drop out of treatment more frequently than nonminority counterparts. While this phenomenon is…
Publication cover A Fair Juvenile Justice System: The Importance of Linguistic and Cultural Competency
May 4, 2012, NCLR Latino Juvenile Justice Network Coordinator Cassandra Villanueva
During the DMC Action Network's first annual meeting, one workshop outlined strategies for reviewing and modifying system processes through a cultural competence lens, and ensuring that the DMC…
Publication cover Berks County Evening Reporting Center Development: Strategies and Outcomes
May 3, 2012, Jeff Gregro
This presentation discusses work in Berks County, PA, a DMC Action Network site, that led to Pennsylvania's first pre-adjudication evening reporting center, which opened in late 2008. A little more…
Publication cover Overcoming Language and Culture Barriers Using Evidence-Based Practices
Apr 29, 2008, National Council of La Raza (NCLR)
Summary, remarks and speaker biographies from the workshop "Defeating Language and Culture Barriers Using Evidence-Based Practices" held at the The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) 2007 Annual…
Publication cover Guidelines for Collecting and Recording the Race and Ethnicity of Youth in Illinois’ Juvenile Justice System
Nov 24, 2008, Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission
The Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission and the Illinois Models for Change Initiative strongly encourage agencies, organizations and practitioners at all stages of the juvenile justice system to…
Publication cover Collecting and Analyzing Data on Racial and Ethnic Disparities: The Peoria Pilot Project
Apr 1, 2009, James Bell
The W. Haywood Burns Institute (BI) and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation collaborated to develop and pilot a data template that enables local jurisdictions to strategically gather…

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Publication cover The Pennsylvania Juvenile Collateral Consequences Checklist
Dec 15, 2015, Pennsylvania DMC Youth-Law Enforcement Corporation
This Checklist was developed with assistance from the MacArthur Foundation Juvenile Indigent Defense Action Network to help to explain many of the consequences of being arrested as a juvenile in…
Publication cover Pennsylvania Juvenile Collateral Consequences Checklist (Spanish)
Dec 15, 2015, Pennsylvania DMC Youth-Law Enforcement Corporation
This Checklist was developed with assistance from the MacArthur Foundation Juvenile Indigent Defense Action Network to help to explain many of the consequences of being arrested as a juvenile in…
Publication cover Respecting Differences: A DMC Newsletter Summer 2015
Dec 15, 2015, Pennsylvania DMC Youth-Law Enforcement Corporation
A quarterly newsletter from the Pennsylvania DMC Youth-Law Enforcement Corporation on developments in the effort to end racial and ethnic disparities in the Pennsylvania juvenile justice system.
Publication cover Respecting Differences: A DMC Newsletter Winter 2014
Dec 15, 2015, Pennsylvania DMC Youth-Law Enforcement Corporation
A quarterly newsletter from the Pennsylvania DMC Youth-Law Enforcement Corporation on developments in the effort to end racial and ethnic disparities in the Pennsylvania juvenile justice system.
Publication cover JJGPS State Assessments of Disproportionate Minority Contact
Dec 1, 2015, JJGPS
States are required to report data to monitor the overrepresentation of youth of color in juvenile justice. In addition to reporting data, states are required to submit an assessment of DMC to the…
Publication cover Racial and Ethnic Fairness in Juvenile Justice: Availability of State Data
Aug 7, 2015, Lauren Vessels, Research Assistant, NCJJ
NCJJ has released a new StateScan publication that summarizes the results from a review of publicly available data that describe racial and ethnic fairness across the country. This StateScan…
Publication cover Respecting Differences: A DMC Newsletter Autumn 2015
Aug 3, 2015, Pennsylvania DMC Youth-Law Enforcement Corporation
A quarterly newsletter from the Pennsylvania DMC Youth-Law Enforcement Corporation on developments in the effort to end racial and ethnic disparities in the Pennsylvania juvenile justice system.
Publication cover What Videos of an ATM Robbery Can Teach Us About Bias in Juvenile Justice
Dec 12, 2014, Center for Children's Law and Policy
What videos of an ATM robbery can teach us about bias in juvenile justice
Publication cover Status Offenders and Race
Dec 12, 2014, Center for Children's Law and Policy
Status Offenders and Race
Publication cover Race Matters: Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Juvenile Justice System
Dec 12, 2014, Center for Children's Law and Policy
Racial and ethnic disparities are one of the most pervasive and disturbing characteristics of our juvenile justice system. Youth of color are over-represented at key decision points, including…
Publication cover Understanding the DMC Data Template
Dec 11, 2014, Center for Children's Law and Policy
Understanding the DMC Data Template
Publication cover In Their Own Words: Young People’s Experiences in the Criminal Justice System and Their Perceptions of Its Legitimacy
Dec 6, 2014, John Howard Association of Illinois
While there is a growing consensus that the country needs to re-examine the criminal justice system’s prosecution of serious young offenders, there is little documentation of how this…
Publication cover Juvenile Justice and Racial Disproportionality: A Presentation to the Washington Supreme Court
Dec 5, 2014, Task Force on Race and the Criminal Justice System
The over-representation of youth of color in the juvenile justice system has drawn national and local attention since the 1980’s and hundreds of thousands, if not millions of federal, state and…
Publication cover Promising Practices for Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Juvenile Justice System
Sep 4, 2014, National Juvenile Justice Network
This policy update draws on the work of Models for Change in Pennsylvania, as well other jurisdictions-many also supported by Models for Change- to identify key policy recommendations that may help…
Publication cover 2013 Washington State Targeted Areas of Improvement & Strategic Opportunity for Technical Assistance Data Inventory
Apr 1, 2014, Andrew Wachter, Gene Siegel, Hunter Hurst
The 2013 Washington Targeted Areas of Improvement Report is the final in a series of data inventory reports that document Washington Models for Change progress and outcomes. This Endpoints Edition…
Publication cover DMC eNews 37
Mar 3, 2014, Center for Children's Law and Policy
Sherry Lupton wins the Ruby M. Payne Cook award
Publication cover DMC eNews 37
Mar 3, 2014, Center for Children's Law and Policy
Sherry Lupton wins the Ruby M. Payne Cook award
Publication cover DMC eNews 36
Jan 22, 2014, Center for Children's Law and Policy
Outagamie County closes its juvenile detention center
Publication cover Washington State Disproportioinate Minority Contact Assessment
Dec 1, 2013, University of Washington School of Medicine, Division of Public Behavioral Health and Justice Policy
This DMC assessment process sought to combine available data with the experiences, beliefs, and knowledge of local stakeholders in order to uncover those areas in which DMC is considered to be an…
Publication cover Broward County Collaborative Agreement on School Discipline
Dec 1, 2013, Fort Lauderdale-Broward NAACP; Broward County Florida Public Schools; Advancement Project
Publication cover DMC eNews 35
Oct 10, 2013, Center for Children's Law and Policy
Comprehensive training on reducing racial and ethnic disparities in the juvenile justice system.
Publication cover DMC eNews 34
Jul 8, 2013, Center for Children's Law and Policy
Outagamie embraces family engagement, drops arrest rates 32%
Publication cover DMC eNews 33
Mar 8, 2013, Center for Children's Law and Policy
New program to support local efforts to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in juvenile justice
Publication cover Child Welfare: Gateway to Juvenile Court for African-American Youth
Jan 10, 2013, National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN)
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…
Publication cover Innovation Brief: Bringing Restorative Justice into the Classroom: Partnering with Schools to Reduce Juvenile Justice Referrals
Dec 8, 2012, Illinois Models for Change
In Peoria, Illinois, a large number of African American youth were entering detention for aggravated battery in one public high school. After learning more about the problem, juvenile justice and…
Publication cover DMC eNews 32
Nov 8, 2012, Center for Children's Law and Policy
Replicating the DMC Action Network approach and getting results in Connecticut
Publication cover DMC eNews 31
Jul 7, 2012, Center for Children's Law and Policy
Taking DMC reduction strategies statewide in North Carolina
Publication cover National Juvenile Justice Network Policy Platform, DMC
May 18, 2012, National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN)
Although white youth and youth of color commit crimes at similar rates, crime policies and school, police and juvenile court practices frequently lead to a disproportionate focus on – and more…
Publication cover The Rapides Parish DA's Neighborhood Accountability Board Program
May 5, 2012, Daphne Robinson
This presentation, from the May 2010 DMC Action Network meeting, focused on the Rapides Parish (LA) Neighborhood Accountability Boards. Workshop discussion included useful insights for the design and…
Publication cover School-Wide Positive Behavior Support
May 5, 2012, Barry L. McCurdy
This presentation, from the DMC Action Network's 2009 annual meeting, focused on positive behavior support in schools.
Publication cover Effective Leadership to Change System Culture
May 5, 2012, Tiana Davis
This presentation, from the May 2010 DMC Action Network meeting, focused on two leaders' systems change experiences. Presentations included include specific leadership activities that have produced…
Publication cover Just the Facts: a Snapshot of Incarcerated Hispanic Youth
May 3, 2012, Jose D. Saavedra
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the estimated population of Hispanic youth ages 10–17 in 2008 was 6.4 million, making up nearly 19% of all youth within that age group. In contrast to the…
Publication cover Relevant Versus Interesting Data Trends - Presentation
May 3, 2012, Tiana Davis
The DMC Action Network designed a series of three Technical Assistance Seminars to further develop the expertise and leadership skills of local DMC Coordinators and other staff responsible for…
Publication cover Stakeholder Buy-in and Participation - Presentation and Group Dialogue
May 3, 2012, Tiana Davis
The DMC Action Network designed a series of three Technical Assistance Seminars to further develop the expertise and leadership skills of local DMC Coordinators and other staff responsible for…
Publication cover Strategies for Serving Hispanic Youth
May 2, 2012, Maria F. Ramiu and Dana Shoenberg
CCLP Deputy Director Dana Shoenberg co-authored this chapter in the latest edition of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's Disproportionate Minority Contact Technical…
Publication cover Guidelines for State Courts Serving Limited English Proficient (LEP) Youth and Family Members-Short Fact Sheet
May 2, 2012, Dana Shoenberg
Good communication and cultural understanding are prerequisites to a fair, efficient, and effective justice system. Navigating the juvenile justice system is often difficult for youth and their…
Publication cover Missed Opportunity: Waiver, Race, Data, and Policy Reform
May 2, 2012, Mark Soler
In this article from the Louisiana Law Review, CCLP Executive Director Mark Soler examines the research on waiver of youth to adult court and racial disparities in the juvenile justice system. The…
Publication cover Counting Latino Youth in the Illinois Juvenile Justice System
Dec 9, 2011, National Council of La Raza
The report details the inadequacy of information on Hispanic youth, who constitute one of the fastest-growing segments of the population, and highlights this lack of data as a major barrier to…
Publication cover Men in Motion in the Community and the Philadelphia Latino Juvenile Justice Network: Reducing Disproportionate Minority Contact, Strengthening Reentry, and Building Community
Dec 8, 2011, National Council of La Raza
In Philadelphia and across the nation, Latino youth are disproportionately overrepresented in the juvenile justice system. Over the past five years, MIMIC and the Latino Juvenile Justice Network…
Publication cover Highlights from the DMC Action Network
Dec 6, 2011, Dana Shoenberg
This presentation, from December 6, 2011 explains the DMC Action Network's approach and highlights accomplishments in the following DMC Action Network Sites: Rock County, WI Lancaster County, PA…
Publication cover Guidelines for State Courts Serving Limited English Proficient (LEP) Youth and Family Members-Long Fact Sheet
Mar 11, 2011, Dana Shoenberg
Good communication and cultural understanding are prerequisites to a fair, efficient, and effective justice system. Navigating the juvenile justice system is often difficult for youth and their…
Publication cover Reauthorizing the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act: The Impact on Latino Youth
Feb 4, 2011, Marguerite Moeller
This paper analyzes the impact on Latino youth of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974 and provides recommendations for a reauthorization of the law that takes a rational…
Publication cover Batting with Two Strikes: Brown and Young in the Juvenile Justice System
Jul 11, 2010, Mark Soler
In this presentation from July 2010, CCLP Executive Director Mark Soler discusses DMC and Latino youth in the juvenile justice system at the National Council for La Raza's National Conference in San…
Publication cover Pre-Adjudication Coordination and Transition (PACT) Center Outcome and Process Evaluation
Jul 1, 2010, Samantha Mellerson
The Baltimore Pre-Adjudicated Coordination and Training (PACT) Center emerged from the recommendations of the city's DMC Advisory Board, which highlighted the need for additional community-based…
Publication cover Positive Youth Development: From Theory to Practice
Feb 2, 2010, Jeffrey Butts
The DMC Action Network designed a series of Technical Assistance Seminars to further develop the expertise and leadership skills of local staff responsible for day-to-day operations of DMC reduction…
Publication cover Promoting Seamless Re-Entry in a DMC Reduction Context and Analysis of Re-Entry Stages
Feb 2, 2010, Dr. David M. Altschuler
The DMC Action Network designed a series of Technical Assistance Seminars to further develop the expertise and leadership skills of local staff responsible for day-to-day operations of DMC reduction…
Publication cover The Role and Conversation of the DMC Coordinator - Facilitation of Dialogue and Players
Dec 7, 2009, Tiana Davis
The DMC Action Network designed a series of three Technical Assistance Seminars to further develop the expertise and leadership skills of local DMC Coordinators and other staff responsible for…
Publication cover DMC Performance Measures
Dec 3, 2009, Lisa Garry
The purpose of this document is to collect and report performance measures that are relevant to the site's Strategic Innovations and other indicators of progress in the local collaborative to reduce…
Publication cover Tribal Juvenile Justice Key Informant Interview Questionnaire
Nov 1, 2009, Ron Whitener
Information provided by key informants will be used to inform a survey instrument and focus group guide, both to be administered at a Gathering to which a team from each of the 29 Tribes located…
Publication cover Truancy and Hispanic Focused Evidence-Based Programs
Nov 1, 2009, Eric Trupin, Sarah Walker:
A list of trauncy and Hispanic-focused EBPs, categorized by: OJJDP Rating, Model, type of evaluation, location, demographics, truancy findings, other findings, training requirements/costs and…
Publication cover Union County DMC News - May Newsletter
Oct 23, 2009, Union County DMC Advisory Board
Karen Tucker and Becky Smith of Union County, North Carolina, have released their first newsletter addressing DMC reduction efforts and accomplishments in that jurisdiction. Union County is a…
Publication cover Reducing Disproportionate Minority Contact: Preparation at the Local Level
Sep 1, 2009, Mark Soler, Center for Children's Law and Policy
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention released a bulletin on local DMC reduction strategies, co-authored by CCLP's Mark Soler and Lisa Garry. It is the first in a series by OJJDP…
Publication cover Strategies: Chicago Urban League Newsletter Summer 2009 Vol. 1 No. 5
Jul 6, 2009, Chicago Urban League
Chicago Urban League's Newsletter with special focus on disproportionate contact of minority youth with the juvenile justice system. The Newsletter features an interview with James Bell, Founder and…
Publication cover America's Invisible Children: Latino Youth and the Failure of Justice
May 20, 2009, Neelum Arya with Francisco Villarruel, Cassandra Villanueva, and Ian Augarten
From the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) and the Campaign for Youth Justice, the report examines the most recent information available about Latino youth in the justice system, with a particular…
Publication cover Update: Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) Reauthorization
May 5, 2009, Dana Shoenberg
This presentation, from the DMC Action Network's 2009 annual meeting, focused on the progress toward reauthorizing the federal Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, with a focus on DMC…
Publication cover Minority Youth in the Juvenile Justice System: Disproportionate Minority Contact
Jan 1, 2009, National Conference of State Legislatures
Provides explanations for and strategies to reduce disproportionate minority contact. This report is the second in a planned series to focus and provide research-based information on key policy…
Publication cover Benton Franklin Counties Juvenile Justice Needs Assessment Report
Jan 1, 2009, Eric Trupin
Report on the the responses to a community needs survey of parents and youth conducted in Benton/Franklin Counties.
Publication cover Adoration of the Question: Reflections on the Failure to Reduce Racial & Ethnic Disparities...
Dec 23, 2008, W. Haywood Burns Institute
Adoration of the Question: Reflections on the Failure to Reduce Racial & Ethnic Disparities in the Juvenile Justice System outlines the early juvenile justice system and its approach toward youth…
Publication cover The Second Century: Juvenile Justice Reform in Illinois
Dec 1, 2008, Mark Soler
This report illustrates significant achievements with policies and practices in Illinois' juvenile justice system. The report includes information on efforts to utilize data and public education to…
Publication cover Pennsylvania Progress: Doing Something About DMC
Nov 1, 2008, Patrick Griffin, National Center for Juvenile Justice
This issue of Pennsylvania Progress focuses on the states leadership in the national effort to understand and address minority overrepresentation in the juvenile justice system. Pennsylvania…
Publication cover Critical Condition: African American Youth in the Justice System
Sep 1, 2008, Neelum Arya and Ian Augarten
The second in a series on race and ethnicity, the brief looks at the state of racial disparities for black youth in the juvenile and adult criminal justice systems, and analyzes demographic data,…
Publication cover A Tangled Web of Justice: American Indian and Alaska Native Youth in Federal, State and Tribal Justice Systems
Jun 3, 2008, Neelum Arya and Addie C. Rolnick
The first in a series on race and ethnicity, the brief provides an overview of federal, state and tribal justice systems and an examination of the unique issues Native youth face in each system. The…
Publication cover Berks County, Pennsylvania Juvenile Detention Risk Assessment
Apr 1, 2008, Dana Shoenberg
The Berks County Juvenile Detention Risk Assessment Instrument Report documents the results of an eight month test of a draft Juvenile Detention Assessment Instrument in Berks County, Pennsylvania…
Publication cover LJJN: A Culturally Competent Model for Juvenile Justice Reform
Oct 25, 2007, Cassandra Villanueva
During the DMC Action Network's first annual meeting, one workshop outlined strategies for reviewing and modifying system processes through a cultural competence lens, and ensuring that the DMC…
Publication cover Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) Action Network FAQ
Jun 21, 2007, Center for Children's Law and Policy
Answers frequently asked questions about the DMC Action Network, a Models for Change-supported forum for sharing knowledge and accelerating progress in the reduction of racial and ethnic disparities…
Publication cover Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) Action Network: Invitation to Join
Jun 20, 2007, Center for Children's Law and Policy, Mark Soler, Executive Director, Lisa Garry, DMC Policy Director
Invitation to apply to be one of four additional states or local sites (e.g., counties or cities) across the country provide leadership in reduction of disproportionate minority contact as a member…
Publication cover Guidelines for Collecting and Recording the Race and Ethnicity of Juveniles in Conjunction with Juvenile Delinquency Disposition
Dec 1, 2006, CCLP, NCJJ
Publication cover Instructions and Guidelines for Collecting and Recording Race and Ethnicity of Juveniles
Oct 14, 2006, National Center for Juvenile Justice, Children's Law and Policy, Patricia Torbet, and Hunter Hurst, Jr., National Center for Juvenile Justice; Mark Soler, Center for Childrens Law and Policy
Provides instruction and guidance to local juvenile courts and probation departments on racial coding of juveniles involved in Pennsylvania's juvenile justice system in conjunction with reporting…
Publication cover Pennsylvania Guidelines for Collecting and Recording the Race and Ethnicity of Juvenile in Conjunction with Juvenile Delinquency Disposition Reporting to the Juvenile court Judges' Commission
Oct 1, 2006, Tiana Davis
This booklet provides instruction and guidance to local juvenile courts and probation departments on accurate racial and ethnic data collections for juveniles, particularly with respect to Hispanic…
Publication cover Illinois: Reducing Disproportionate Minority Contact Promoting Accountability and Fairness in Juvenile Justice
Oct 13, 2005, Civitas ChildLaw Center, Chicago Council on Urban Affairs
Provides statistics on disproportionate minority contact with the Illinois juvenile justice system, including along with brief information on efforts underway to improve racial fairness.
Publication cover Keystones for Reform: Promising Juvenile Justice Policies and Practices in Pennsylvania
Oct 12, 2005, Youth Law Center, Neelum Aryna, Eric Lotke, Liz Ryan, Marc Schindler, Dana Shoenberg, Mark Soler
The first state report for the Models for Change initiative, this report describes promising juvenile justice policies and practices in Pennsylvania that provide a solid base for further reform…
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