- Racial and Ethnic Equity
The DMC Action Network was launched in 2007 to bring together teams from select local jurisdictions, expose them to the latest thinking of national experts, and give them an opportunity to learn from one another about effective ways to reduce the disproportionate contact of minority and ethnic youth with the juvenile justice system.Visit Website
Link to publications sponsored by OJJDP and link to other resources.Visit Website
This report is a summary evaluation of the “state” of Wisconsin’s disparities in selected jurisdictions across a number of key decision points. This evaluation, required to be completed every five years by OJJDP was conducted by the Wisconsin Population Health Institute. They gathered data and information about disparity reduction efforts through 2012 and compared it with information from a prior assessment done in 2006.Visit Website
The Center for Children’s Law and Practice has released a set of on-line materials focusing on ways to reduce racial and ethnic disparities (RED) at different decision points in the juvenile justice process. Overall, the Racial and Ethnic Disparities Reduction Practice Manual provides a comprehensive set of ideas about how to go about supporting equity and fairness in the process. You can also sign up to receive updates to the practice manual guides as they are developed.
The Burns Institute has worked with dozens of jurisdictions across the nation to reduce disparities and improve equity. The site includes research, technical assistance information, and an interactive map that includes accessible information about disparities in 25 Wisconsin countiesVisit Website
- Gender Equity
An initiative of the National Crittenton Foundation, the Gender Injustice effort includes a comprehensive report on the status of girls in the juvenile justice system, on-going blog posts, and resources about Adverse Child Experiences.
The Pace Center for Girls is a nationally recognized, non-residential model for working with at-risk girls. The Pace program operates a number of programs around the nation that have been successful in engaging girls and promoting their education, social, and economic success.Visit Website
Improving the Juvenile Justice System for Girls is a publication by the Georgetown Center on Poverty, Inequality, and Public Policy that outlines the research about girls in the system and identifies promising practices from several states as well as outlining core principles for success.Visit Website
- Gender Identity
A short fact sheet/brief outlining the nature of the challenges facing the juvenile justice system related to better serving LGBTQ youth.Visit Website
G-Safe Wisconsin provides advocacy resources for youth, teachers, and other professionals working to ensure that LGBTQ+ youth are safe in schools and receiving support to achieve the best outcomes.Visit Website
Through the Annie E. Casey Juvenile Detention Alternatives project, the foundation has prepared/released a good summary guide titled Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and TransgenderVisit Website
Youth in the Juvenile Justice System on working with LGBT youth who are involved in/at risk of involvement in the juvenile justice system.
Stigma and discrimination, unsafe schools and discriminatory policing drive lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer youth into the justice system where they are overrepresented and subject to unfair treatment and abuse, says a new report by the Movement Advancement Project and the Center for American Progress. The report, titled Unjust: How the Broken Juvenile and Criminal Justice Systems Fail LGBTQ Youth highlights some of the challenges LGBTQ youth face and the ways in which our interventions and system responses can make things worse.Visit Website
- Wisconsin Resources