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Examples of DMC Reduction Initiatives

Following a review of state Formula Grants applications for Fiscal Years 2006 and 2007, OJJDP has found that states are implementing a broad range of DMC reduction initiatives, including the following:

  • Alternatives to detention (e.g., Casey Foundation's JDAI)
  • Assessment studies
  • Burns Institute programs
  • Community mapping
  • Delayed warrant issuance for probation violations
  • Diversion programs (arrest, intake, and court)
  • DMC conferences/summits
  • DMC workgroups
  • MacArthur Foundation Models for Change
  • Minority Family Advocacy programs
  • Nonsecure and emergency shelters
  • Objective screening/assessment instruments
  • Planning, research, and evaluation activities
  • Police Working Together programs
  • Programmatic initiatives (prevention, intervention, reentry) targeting minority youth
  • Public education
  • Quick Post Warrant Return
  • Surveillance programs (i.e., electronic monitoring, reporting centers)
  • Training and technical assistance (e.g., language and cultural awareness/competency training)
  • Treatment-oriented Interventions (e.g., Family Functional Therapy, Multisystemic Therapy)
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