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Disproportionate Minority Confinement: 1997 Update
(NCJ 170606) September 1998
Bulletin, 12 page(s)
Hsia, H. M., Hamparian, D.
 
Summarizes the strategies OJJDP promotes to combat disproportionate minority confinement (DMC) in juvenile facilities and minority overrepresentation at all points of the juvenile justice system. Addressing and finding solutions to reduce DMC are two of the major requirements of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act. To augment the discussion, this OJJDP Bulletin looks closely at one State's response to DMC and minority overrepresentation. Pennsylvania's multiyear, systematic, and data-driven effort reveals the importance of sound data for raising public awareness, garnering support, and planning and implementing strategies that work.
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