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Disproportionate Minority Contact

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 Web-Based Data Entry System, and other useful tools. More icon

Resources

OJJDP's National Training and Technical Assistance program provides training and technical assistance (TTA) to states and localities to reduce DMC. Launch OJJDP's TTA 360 system to request training.

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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.

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Contacts

Find contact information for the Juvenile Justice Specialist and, if applicable, the DMC Coordinator for each state/territory.

Contact Information

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

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