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Jurisdictions Sought for Project To Reduce DMC in Juvenile Justice Systems

February 21, 2012

The Center for Children's Law and Policy will fund two jurisdictions to engage in strategic, data-driven approaches to reduce disproportionate minority contact (DMC) in their juvenile justice systems. Each jurisdiction, which will be chosen through a competitive process, will receive intensive site-based technical support and as much as $25,000 per year for as long as 2 years.

The initiative is part of the Racial and Ethnic Disparities Reduction Project, which the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation are jointly sponsoring. This project is part of a broader partnership between OJJDP and the MacArthur Foundation to improve outcomes for youth involved in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems.

Application information is available online. Jurisdictions must send an e-mail by February 24, 2012, to Tiana Davis, DMC Policy Director at the Center for Children's Law and Policy, at tdavis@cclp.org, to register their intent to apply. Applications are due March 5, 2012.

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For more information or to apply, go to www.cclp.org/apply.php.

For more information on the public/private partnership between OJJDP and the MacArthur Foundation, go to http://www.ojp.gov/newsroom/pressreleases/2012/ojppr012612.pdf.

 

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