Report Examines Strategies to Reduce Overrepresentation of Minorities in Juvenile Justice System
March 6, 2006 | Grantee News | Juvenile Justice

Youth of color make up one-third of all youth in America, but two-thirds of youth in juvenile detention facilities. African-American, Latino, and other youth of color are more likely to be locked up than white youth, even when charged with the same types of offenses.  A new report by the Foundation-funded Building Blocks for Youth initiative, documents effective strategies by advocates, policymakers, and public officials to reduce inequities in the justice system. It shows progress in the struggle for a fair and effective youth justice system.

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