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Site explores the diversity of the youth population and approaches to monitoring racial and ethnic fairness in a comparable way across states and at the local level. It also highlights transparency in the state reporting and recent trends in the resource allocation.


Models for Change supports a network of government and court officials, legal advocates, educators, community leaders, and families working together to ensure that kids who make mistakes are held accountable and treated fairly throughout the juvenile justice process. We provide research-based tools and techniques to make juvenile justice more fair, effective, rational and developmentally-appropriate.

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Meant To Keep Youths Out Of Detention, Probation Often Leads Them There
7/29/2015, National Public Radio
By Soraya Shockley
Black Students In The U.S. Get Criminalized While White Students Get Treatment
7/28/2015, Huffington Post
By Rebecca Klein

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Models for Change is supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, website operated by Justice Policy Institute.