Step 1. Complete a community assessment that identifies the contributing mechanisms of DMC and the contact points of the juvenile justice system at which overrepresentation occurs.
Step 2. Search for DMC strategies by choosing search criteria that meets specific needs based on your community’s DMC assessment. Select from the various search parameters listed below. For example, if you are looking for direct service strategies for Hispanic youth at the detention contact point, under “Program Strategies” click on direct services, under “Ethnic Group” select “Hispanics,” and under “Juvenile Justice System Contact Points” select “Detention.” To select strategies that address a specific DMC Contributing Mechanism, such as differential offending, click on “DMC Contributing Mechanisms” and select “Differential Offending” from the dropdown list.
Search Tip: For a broader search, select fewer search criteria. For example, to search for all strategies that can be used to reduce DMC at the arrest contact point, click on arrest under “Juvenile Justice System Contact Points” and no other criteria.
Search results are presented in descending order, with those strategies most closely matching the specified criteria listed first.
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The Parent and Youth Empowerment Program (PYEP) aims to divert youth from detention when the unwillingness or inability of parents or guardians to retrieve them from central booking and take them home are the sole reasons for detention. The progra
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