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DMC eNews-New Collaboration Extends DMC Action Network’s Impact

Published Mar 29, 2012, DMC Action Network

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This month, Rock County, Wisconsin, a DMC Action Network site, describes a new partnership that is spreading effective strategies to reduce racial and ethnic disparities to Wisconsin’s largest county:

When you get results, people tend to take notice. So it’s not all that surprising that a 35% reduction in youth of color detained for probation violations and an 88% drop in youth placed in state juvenile correctional facilities would turn heads.

These results and others from Rock County have sparked a partnership to share effective DMC reduction strategies with Wisconsin’s largest county, Milwaukee County. Milwaukee County is home to approximately 250,000 youth under the age of 18, approximately 60% of whom are youth of color....

Click the download link to read the rest of this story, as well the articles on:

  • SAMHSA, MacArthur Collaborate to Improve How Juvenile System Responds to Youth with Behavioral Health Needs
  • Pew Center on the States Seeks Applicants for Juvenile Justice Positions
  • The Newest DMC and Juvenile Justice Information

Reform areas: Racial-ethnic fairness/DMC

States: Wisconsin

Tags: DMC Action Network, eNews

Uploaded Mar 30, 2012


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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.