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New Mexico Juvenile Justice Tribal Notification Policy Research Project: Final Report (2015)

The tribal notification provision for Native youth entering the state juvenile justice system, unique to the State of New Mexico, has been identified as a method to address the disproportionate number and disparate treatment of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN or Native) youth in the juve

Mi Hermana's Keeper Toolkit: Promising Practices for Juvenile Justice Prevention Programs Supporting Latina Youth (2017)

The toolkit provides effective culturally responsive practices for prevention programs supporting Latina youth who are at risk of placement in juvenile detention including recommendations, action steps for each recommendation, and targeted resources.

Girlhood Interrupted: The Erasure of Black Girls’ Childhood (2017)

This groundbreaking study provides data for the first time revealing that adults surveyed view Black girls as less innocent and more adult-like than white girls of the same age, especially between 5–14 years old (p. 2).

Youth Residing in Juvenile Detention, Correctional and/or Residential Facilities by Race and Hispanic Origin (2017)

Although the United States still leads the industrialized world in the rate at which it locks up young people, the youth confinement rate in the US is rapidly declining. This table shows rates of confined youth by ethnicity per state.

Reducing Harms to Boys and Young Men of Color from Criminal Justice System Involvement (2015)

Boys and young men of color are overrepresented in all aspects of the juvenile justice and criminal justice systems, at considerable cost to those involved, their families, and their communities.

Repairing the Breach: A Brief History of Youth of Color in the Justice System (2015)

This publication covers: the period of first contact and youth of color; the clash over family structure with Northern tribes; Black child during the early settlement period; the industrial Age and youth of color; detention centers for youth are created, excluding Blacks; parens patriae arrives;

Model Indian Juvenile Code, 2016 Revision (2016)

Too many tribal juvenile codes are nearly indistinguishable from adult criminal codes.

Unbalanced Youth Justice (2018)

To help you better understand racial and ethnic disparities and how juvenile justice is being administered in your county, state, and nationwide, BI's interactive tools provide customizable searches. There are five interactive combination maps/trend charts/count charts.

Identifying Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Criminal and Juvenile Justice Systems through Data Collection [Webinar] (2016)

This [90 minute] webinar discusses how data can be used to help identify racial and ethnic disparities in the juvenile and criminal justice systems, determine the best course of action to address disparities, and track progress toward reduction goals.

The Racial and Ethnic Disparities Reduction Practice Manual (2016)

This Practice Manual [the RED Practice Manual] is an effort to provide practical, concrete strategies for jurisdictions to use to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in their juvenile justice systems.


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