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Racial Disparities and the Juvenile Justice System: A Legacy of Trauma

NCTSN Resource

Resource Description

Outlines the historical context of racial disparities and highlights how systems can move forward to reduce these racial disparities, including by framing the issue so that practical and pro-active discussion can move beyond assigning blame. This brief, written by Clinton Lacey, Deputy Commissioner of the New York City Department of Probation, describes racial disparities within the juvenile justice system.

Published in 2013