DMC Action Network e-News - March 2010
Published Mar 30, 2010, DMC Action Network
The DMC Action Network promotes the data-driven development and expansion of community-based alternatives to secure detention as a way of reducing unnecessary incarceration of youth of color while maintaining public safety. Berks County, PA, a DMC Action Network core site, embraced that strategy and opened the doors to Pennsylvania’s first pre-adjudication evening reporting center in late 2008. A little more than one year later, over 90 percent of the youth served by that program have been youth of color, and Berks is supporting expansion of the model to counties throughout the Commonwealth.