Racial and Ethnic Disparities (RED)

R-E-D refers to racial and ethnic disparities in the juvenile justice system (Racial and Ethnic Disparities Advisory Workgroup- Fall, 2016)

Annie E. Casey Foundation

This website provides data and information related to racial and ethnic disparities. The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s mission is to develop solutions to build brighter futures for all of America’s children by integrating racial and ethnic equity and opportunities.

Burns Institute for Juvenile Justice Fairness and Equity

The Burns Institute for Juvenile Justice Fairness and Equity provides support to organizations that provide alternatives to detention. This website provides helpful resources to assist local governments in their efforts to eliminate racial and ethnic disparity of juvenile justice involved youth.

Center for Children’s Law and Policy

This website provides racial and ethnic disparities resources to jurisdictions nationwide. Resources provided helps create youth justice systems that are developmentally appropriate, free of racial and ethnic bias, and focus on building strengths that help youth avoid further involvement with the justice system.

Florida Department of Juvenile Justice Interactive Dashboard

This interactive dashboard provides data and information on disproportionate minority contact/racial and ethnic disparities statewide. Data and information provided includes an overview of the population of youth by county and circuit, relative rate index, methodology, and definitions related to juvenile delinquency.

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)

ODDJP is a component of the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, and provides assistance to states and local communities in their efforts to develop and implement effective programs for juveniles. This website provides contact information for state representatives and organizations related to racial and ethnic disparities/disproportionate minority contact.

Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Juvenile Justice Systems: Promising Practices

This article was published by the National Juvenile Justice Network in September 2014 and provides promising practices for implementing reforms to help reduce racial and ethnic disparities in the juvenile justice system.