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TIP 59: Improving Cultural Competence

This guide helps professional care providers and administrators understand the role of culture in the delivery of mental health and substance use services. It describes cultural competence and discusses racial, ethnic, and cultural considerations.

Race and Punishment: Racial Perceptions of Crime and Support for Punitive Policies

This report establishes that skewed racial perceptions of crime have bolstered harsh and biased criminal justice policies.

Disproportionate Minority Contact and Status Offenses

This report looks at the significant overrepresentation of minority youth among juvenile status offenders.

Young Women of Color with Criminal Records: A Barrier to Economic Stability for Low-Income Families and Communities

This publication presents data showing the degree to which minority women are impacted by their past criminal records.

Criminal Stigma, Race, Gender, and Employment: An Expanded Assessment of the Consequences of Imprisonment for Employment

This report examines how criminal records, race, and gender impact chances for employment by justice-involved females.

Jails in Indian Country, 2013

This report presents findings from the 2013 Survey of Jails in Indian Country, an enumeration of 79 jails, confinement facilities, detention centers, and other correctional facilities operated by tribal authorities or the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

LGBTI Training: Immigration Detention

This website provides information about the needs of LGBTI immigrants under U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention.

Dignity Denied: LGBT Immigrants in U.S. Detention

This report provides a vivid picture of how LGBT immigrants are abused in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention facilities.

LGBTI Migrants in Immigration Detention: A Global Perspective

This article on the specific challenges that LGBTI individuals face in immigration detention.

How the Prison Rape Elimination Act Helps LGBT Immigrants in Detention

This document explains the use of PREA in detention facilities to establish a “zero tolerance standard” for rape and to protect LGBT immigrants.

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