ERIC Number: ED390955
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Minority Youth in the Juvenile Justice System: A Judicial Response.
Juvenile & Family Court Journal, v41 n3A 1990
Minority youth are disproportionately represented in the juvenile justice system, and their numbers in arrest statistics and in correctional facilities suggest that comprehensive strategies are needed to address these problems. The National Council of Juvenile Family Court Judges has undertaken an intensive examination of the problems of delinquent minority youth and convened a symposium entitled "The Disproportionate Incarceration of Minority Youth in America: A National Forum" to prepare recommendations to alleviate the situation. Recommendations begin with suggestions for the review and monitoring of minority juvenile arrest and incarceration rates. Practitioners in the juvenile justice field should receive sensitivity training and take a leadership role in assuring community services and developing alternatives to detention and institutional confinement. Judges and other justice practitioners should support and attend conferences for the exchange of information about the juvenile justice system. Six appendixes provide supplemental information about resources related to juvenile justice. Appendix A is an annotated bibliography of eight citations. (Contains 4 tables and 98 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Correctional Institutions, Delinquency, Information Dissemination, Juvenile Courts, Juvenile Justice, Leadership, Minority Groups, Prevention, Trend Analysis, Urban Areas, Youth Problems
National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, 1041 N. Virginia Street, Reno, NV 89557 (subscription $40 per year).
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, Reno, NV.
Identifiers: National Council of Juvenile Court Judges
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