Diversion: A hidden key to combating racial and ethnic disparities in juvenile justice

This report, written by Richard A Mendel, Senior Research Fellow, Youth Justice at The Sentencing Project illustrates how diverting youth from juvenile court involvement should be a central focus in efforts to reduce racial and ethnic disparities and improve outcomes in our nation’s youth justice systems.

The original report can be found on The Sentencing Project’s website or you may download it below.


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