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When Systems Collaborate: How Three Jurisdictions Improved their Handling of Dual-Status Cases

Douglas Thomas, Gene Siegel , Andrew Wachter , Teri Deal , Anne Rackow , Lauren Vessels, Gregg Halemba, Hunter Hurst

When Systems Collaborate (19 pages) provides case studies of three jurisdictions trying to coordinate information and services to youth with dual-status in both the juvenile justice and child welfare systems. The jurisdictions were selected based on a 50-state survey of efforts to coordinate data and services to dual status youth and selects examples that provide starting places for developing solutions on a complex reform issue. The first example focuses on delinquency referral intake …


State Assessments of Disproportionate Minority Contact

Lauren Vessels

States are required to report data to monitor the overrepresentation of youth of color in juvenile justice. In addition to reporting data, states are required to submit an assessment of DMC to the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. This four page brief provides an overview which states also make these assessments publicly available and provides an overview of the challenges states faces in conducting the research and the range of reform recommendations …


Racial and Ethnic Fairness in Juvenile Justice: Availability of State Data

Lauren Vessels

This StateScan publication is the 7th in a series that distills important knowledge from NCJJ’s new Juvenile Justice Geography, Policy, Practice & Statistics website. The author organizes results from a national search for publicly available state-level sources for racial and ethnic fairness data. This publication discusses the importance of sharing this data publicly and outlines important details provided in the data such as racial and ethnic groups, decision points, and the frequency of reported data. …

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