Disproportionate Minority Contact Action Network eNews, August 2010
Published Aug 30, 2010, DMC Action Network
In November 2009, we highlighted Baltimore City’s Pre-Adjudication Coordination and Transition Center, which was recognized by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention as a national best practice for DMC reduction. Nine months later, advocates are armed with new data that demonstrate the program’s value for keeping youth in the community while preserving public safety. Samantha Mellerson, director of education and social justice initiatives at the Family League of Baltimore, shares how the PACT Center and other programs are helping to combat DMC in her jurisdiction.