Category Archives: Racial Disparity

Race and Racial Discipline Disparities in Schools

The Discipline Disparities Research to Practice Collaborative, supported by The Atlantic Philanthropies and Open Society Foundations, has published an issue brief — You Can’t Fix What You Don’t Look At: Acknowledging Race in Addressing Racial Discipline Disparities by Prudence Carter, … Continue reading

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DCS and Native American Children

The Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) of 1978 is a federal law that pertains to the removal of a Native American child from the home during a CHINS or termination of parental rights case.  The ICWA mandates that the child’s … 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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Girls — What Are Their Needs and Issues?

The Status of Girls in Indiana 2013 was prepared by faculty and students from Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana.  The paper focuses on demographics, education, physical health, media usage and its impact, reproductive health, substance and alcohol abuse, … 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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The Impacts of Stop and Frisk

As the controversy over Stop and Frisk policies continues, a study, Coming of Age with Stop and Frisk: Experiences, Self-Perceptions, and Public Safety Implications, by Jennifer Fratello, Andres F. Rengifo, and Jennifer Trone, explores the impact on self-perception and public safety. … Continue reading

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