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DMC Virtual Resource Center

The DMC Virtual Resource Center is a forum for state and local DMC Coordinators, State Advisory Group members, Juvenile Justice Specialists, Compliance Monitors, practitioners, and other juvenile justice system stakeholders to access a variety of tools and resources to help support their state and local DMC efforts. This forum is designed to provide opportunities for these individuals to network with their peers and with OJJDP for the exchange of information and ideas, technical DMC resources, DMC based training materials and templates, and DMC events and new practice standards.



About DMC

Access information about disproportionate minority contact (DMC). Learn about legislation that mandates States to make efforts to reduce DMC. More icon

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Access the DMC Technical Assistance Manual, DMC Reduction Best Practices Database, DMC Web-Based Data Entry System, and other useful tools. More icon

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Disproportionate Minority Contact in the Juvenile Justice System: A Study of Differential Minority Arrest/Referral to Court in Three Cities (2007)
Prepared by the OJJDP-funded Program of Research on the Causes and Correlates of Delinquency, this report draws on information from delinquency studies in Pittsburgh, PA, Rochester, NY, and Seattle, WA, to examine disproportionate minority contact and factors that might affect it at the police contact and court referral levels.

OJJDP's National Training and Technical Assistance Center provides training and technical assistance to states and localities to reduce DMC.

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Disproportionate Minority Contact
This fact sheet provides an overview of OJJDP's efforts to reduce disproportionate minority contact (DMC). The publication includes a description of OJJDP's DMC Reduction Model, which helps states determine whether disproportionality exists and, if it does, guides the establishment of multipronged intervention strategies to ensure equal treatment of all youth. The fact sheet also includes a summary of states' DMC-reduction activities derived from compliance plans submitted in fiscal year 2011.

Reducing Disproportionate Minority Contact: Preparation at the Local Level
Describes strategies that States and communities can use to reduce disproportionate minority contact with the juvenile justice system. This bulletin is a companion to the latest edition of OJJDP's Disproportionate Minority Contact Technical Assistance Manual. It includes useful "how to" information drawn from the manual and presents important background on the context in which local preparation takes place-media coverage and public attitudes about crime, race, and youth.

Disproportionate Minority Confinement: 2002 Update
Describes developments in addressing disproportionate minority confinement (DMC) at the national, state, and local levels. This OJJDP Summary begins with a brief review of the most recent data, followed by an outline of national efforts by OJJDP and others during the past 5 years to address the challenge of DMC. It then presents an update of state activities, including a status report on state compliance with the DMC core requirement, highlights form state DMC assessment research and intervention initiatives, and an outline of remaining challenges. The Summary concludes with a look at the implications of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act's broadening of DMC to encompass disproportionate minority contact.

Disproportionate Minority Confinement: A Review of the Research Literature From 1989 Through 2001
The purpose of this 2002 OJJDP Bulletin is to extend earlier analysis by examining research found in professional academic journals and edited books during the 12-year period. Conference papers or presentations are excluded from the current review, as are unpublished State studies or plans, except when portions of these may have formed the basis for a journal publication.

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Contacts

Find contact information for each State's Juvenile Justice Specialist and, if applicable, its State and Local DMC Coordinators and Subcommittee Chairs.

Contact Information

Andrea R. Coleman
DMC Coordinator
Budget and Administration Division
OJJDP
810 7th Street, NW.
Washington, DC 20531
202–514–1319
202–307–2819 (fax)
andrea.coleman@usdoj.gov

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