Perceptions on Community Efforts to Reduce Disproportionate Minority Contact

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Perceptions on Community Efforts to Reduce Disproportionate Minority Contact Lessons Learned! fifth Annual DMC Resource Center & Minority Youth and Families Initiative Conference Des Moines, Iowa November 30, 2006

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What Have We Tried? Thinks about Task Forces DMC Committees DMC Plans Funding for Programs Cultural Diversity Training Detention Alternatives

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What Are We Trying Now? Ponders Task Forces DMC Committees DMC Plans Funding for Programs Cultural Diversity Training Detention Alternatives Targeted & Intentional Efforts to Reduce DMC

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Avenues for Addressing DMC Direct Services Training and Education Systems Change

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Common Approaches to Addressing DMC Direct Services Prevention Diversion Alternatives to Secure Confinement Advocacy

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Common Approaches to Addressing DMC Training and Education Cultural Awareness/Competency Law Enforcement Intake Officers Probation Officers Prosecutors Public Defenders Judges Community Awareness News Articles Reports Conferences Presentations Public Hearings

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Common Approaches to Addressing DMC Systems Change Cultural Diversification of framework faculty Policy & Procedure Screening criteria Diversion administrations (qualification) Detention confirmations Legislative Advocacy

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Common Pitfalls Communities frequently get derailed things they have no influence over The affectability of "race" shields individuals from having transparent exchanges about DMC Well intentioned projects are financed and actualized and only augment the net A full-time issue is drawn nearer with low maintenance exertion

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Lessons Learned from the Casey JDAI locales: Without a guarantee to adolescent detainment change all in all, diminishing racial abberations is improbable An unequivocal concentrate on decreasing racial variations is fundamental Reducing racial inconsistencies requires legitimate authority Define the issue in wording that can be changed

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Lessons Learned from the Casey JDAI destinations: Emphasize activity, not simply dialog or preparing Broad, different coalitions can encourage DMC lessening Individual organizations can have any kind of effect Keep Police in the work Data truly helps It IS conceivable to lessen racial differences in adolescent confinement

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Reducing DMC Requires Targeted Planning At-Risk Youth Higher Risk/Need Youth Offenders Detention DMC Secure Confinement

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The Context for DMC Planning Social Conditions Social Policies Justice Policies JJ Practices DMC

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Keys to Reducing DMC Leadership Data Support Detention Reform Focus on Reducing Racial Disparity Risk Assessment/Detention Screening Dealing with Special Populations

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Keys to Reducing DMC Minority Community Involvement/Leadership Consumer Participation Problem Solving, not Blame Placing Take Both a Short and Long View Define Success and Think about Monitoring and Evaluation from the earliest starting point Find Friends – Integration with different Initiatives

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Defining Success It's insufficient to simply like what we are doing. What will characterize accomplishment for us? What would we like to change thus of our endeavors? Can we truly be "effective" unless we lessen DMC?

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What Have We Learned? We can enhance arrangements and practices and still not decrease DMC We can enhance social mindfulness and still not lessen DMC We can have incredible goals and still not diminish DMC We can get to be overpowered by the profundity and the extent of DMC

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What Have We Learned? Singular associations can have any kind of effect Consumers (those most influenced) can be a power some portion of the arrangement An unequivocal concentrate on decreasing racial incongruities is fundamental The issue must be characterized in wording that can be transformed We can lessen DMC

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