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Men in Motion in the Community and the Philadelphia Latino Juvenile Justice Network: Reducing Disproportionate Minority Contact, Strengthening Reentry, and Building Community

Published Dec 8, 2011, National Council of La Raza

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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 (LJJN) of the National Council of La Raza have worked together to address this problem in West Kensington and Philadelphia. As an independent organization, MIMIC has worked in partnership with the LJJN to effectively reduce the contact that Hispanic youth have with the system while also supporting adults and communities. The work described in this report offers important insights and lessons about effective program and policy work from which other organizations and communities and across the country can benefit.


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Models for Change was a juvenile justice systems reform initiative supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, website operated by Justice Policy Institute.