The Case for Collective Impact: Addressing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Juvenile Justice System in Allegheny County

by | June 30, 2020 | Community Resources | 0 comments

Racial and Ethnic Disparities (RED), formerly known as Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC), within the justice system are a clear issue at the national, state, county, and city levels.

While there have been efforts to address this problem, a gap still remains within Pennsylvania’s justice system relating to the disproportionate impact of referrals, implementation of policies and practices, and enforcement of laws relating to youth of color. It has led to unequal treatment of minority groups and unsustainable outcomes for all stakeholders. It also misses the goal of addressing the social determinants of health and thus aligning state objectives with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

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