Category Archives: Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC)

SRO’s and Provocation Infraction Tickets

Kim Kilbride with the South Bend Tribune has written a detailed article about the practice of some South Bend school resource officers who write infraction tickets for Provocation pursuant to I.C. 35-42-2-3.  In Ms. Kilbride’s investigation, the use of these infraction … Continue reading

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Questioning the Validity of Using Risk Assessment Tools

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has recently criticized using risk-assessment tools as part of determining a sentence or disposition, such as the Indiana Risk Assessment System (IRAS) in criminal cases and the Indiana Youth Assessment System (IYAS) in delinquency cases.  In … Continue reading

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Resources from the Annual Models for Change Conference

There are a wealth of resources for juvenile justice professionals available through the 8th Annual Models for Change National Working Conference app in the Resource section, all of which is available here.    Each topic includes links to a number … Continue reading

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My Brother’s Keeper Initiative and Task Force Report

My Brother’s Keeper initiative has the goal of addressing the persistent opportunity gaps for boys and young men of color with the hopes of helping all children reach their full potential.  (Scroll to the bottom for specifics about Indiana initiatives and … Continue reading

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Criminalizing Adolescent Behavior — The Role of Prosecutors

Criminalizing Normal Adolescent Behavior in Communities of Color:  the Role of Prosecutors in Juvenile Justice Reform, 98 Cornell Law Review 383 (2013) by Kristin Henning discusses the overrepresentation of children of color in the juvenile justice system and the obligations of the prosecutors. … Continue reading

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School-to-Prison Pipeline Analysis Using Civil Rights Data

When discussing the school-to-prison pipeline or “school push-out,” an interesting dataset comes from the U.S. Department of Education Civil Rights Data Collection website.  Simply enter a school, scroll to the bottom to the section labeled “Discipline, Restraints/Seclusion, Harassment/Bullying.”  From there, … Continue reading

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Disproportionate Minority Contact In Indiana

In 2012, the IUPUI Center for Criminal Justice Research published Identifying Disproportionate Minority Contact in Indiana, which includes survey data from 2005 through 2009 on each county’s non-status offense juvenile delinquency cases.  The report found that: Minorities were more likely to … Continue reading

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