ERIC Number: ED348427
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jun-25
Reference Count: N/A
Minority Overrepresentation in the Juvenile Justice System. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Juvenile Justice of the Committee on the Judiciary. United States Senate, One Hundred Second Congress, First Session on the Status of the Juvenile Justice System in America, Focusing on the Causes of Minority Overrepresentation and the Plight of Minority Youth in Inner Cities.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on the Judiciary.
The United States Senate's Subcommittee on Juvenile Justice heard testimony on minority overrepresentation in the juvenile justice system and the sentencing of minorities within that system. In particular, the Subcommittee heard testimony from eight witnesses who suggested short- and long-term approaches for helping to eliminate racial bias in the juvenile justice system, as well as the need for more family and community services. Before the witnesses testified, Senator J. R. Biden, Jr., addressed the subcommittee on the pressing nature of the issues. The following witnesses appeared in two panels: (1) T. Cavalier, an apprentice at Youth Development, Inc. (Albuquerque, New Mexico); (2) R. Chavez, the Assistant Executive Director of Youth Development, Inc. (Albuquerque, New Mexico); (3) I. Fulwood, Jr., Chief of Police in Washington (District of Columbia); (4) C. Hunter, a graduate of Kenosha County (Wisconsin) Community-Based Services Program; (5) D. Ramirez, a judge in Denver (Colorado); (6) L. LeFlore of the Institute of Juvenile Justice Administration and Delinquency Prevention (Hattiesburg, Mississippi); (7) C. Williams of the Center for the Study of Social Policy (Washington, District of Columbia); and (8) C. O'Donnell of the Center for Youth Research, University of Hawaii (Honolulu, Hawaii). The witnesses described their personal experiences either as minority individuals in the juvenile justice system or as workers within the system and made suggestions for change and correction. (JB)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Correctional Institutions, Delinquency, Disadvantaged Youth, Ethnic Bias, Hearings, Inner City, Juvenile Justice, Law Enforcement, Minority Groups, Police, Racial Discrimination, Social Problems, Urban Youth, Youth Problems, Youth Programs
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on the Judiciary.