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A Tangled Web of Justice: American Indian and Alaska Native Youth in Federal, State and Tribal Justice Systems

Published Jun 3, 2008, Neelum Arya and Addie C. Rolnick

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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 report finds that many Native youth receive either no court intervention when appropriate, or receive disproportionately severe sanctions such as secure confinement and transfer to the adult justice system.

Reform areas: Racial-ethnic fairness/DMC

Categories: Racial-ethnic fairness/DMC

Tags: American Indian, Native

Uploaded May 19, 2009


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