Efforts that are likely to have an impact on reducing disproportionate minority contact
Each site is implementing at least two “strategic innovations” that are likely to have an impact on reducing the disproportionate contact of minority youth locally. Sites will track their implementation experiences, and results will be shared with their colleagues and the field. Strategic innovation issues include:
- regular collection and reporting of juvenile justice data to identify needed policy and practice reforms and monitor impact of DMC reduction strategies at key system decision points,
- creating or modifying system programs and services to increase cultural competence and ensure that system services are responsive to community and family needs,
- implementing new detention alternatives and increasing use of alternatives for youth of color, and
- reducing detention utilization for post-disposition youth through use of graduated sanctions and reward systems and expediting post-disposition placements.
Each site also collaborates with CCLP to collect and report new DMC performance measures that capture DMC reduction progress beyond numeric reductions at key system decision points.