Minority Youth in the Juvenile Justice System: Disproportionate Minority Contact

Provides explanations for and strategies to reduce disproportionate minority contact. This report is the second in a planned series to focus and provide research-based information on key policy issues in juvenile justice today. It is prepared under a partnership project of NCSL’s Criminal Justice Program in Denver, Colo., and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, which provided funding through the Models for Change initiative. The project is designed to highlight promising initiatives and state approaches and to inform state legislative efforts in juvenile justice. The first report in this series is Mental Health Needs of Juvenile Offenders