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A Fair Juvenile Justice System: The Importance of Linguistic and Cultural Competency

Published May 4, 2012, NCLR Latino Juvenile Justice Network Coordinator Cassandra Villanueva

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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 reduction and other reform strategies are responsive to the unique needs and preferences of communities of color. This 2007 fact sheet from NCLR discusses the importance of cultural and linguistic competence to fairness in juvenile justice systems.

Reform areas: Racial-ethnic fairness/DMC

Categories: Racial-ethnic fairness/DMC

Tags: Cultural Competence, National, Presentation

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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.