CJJ Conference on Disproportionate Minority Contact - Register Now!

You know that Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) is one of the most troubling and persistent problems with the juvenile justice system today. Now's your chance to pool your knowledge and learn from others working on the problem.
On October 23-25, 2010, the Coalition for Juvenile Justice is hosting its National DMC Conference, “Fundamental Fairness: Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Juvenile Justice,” in Jersey City, New Jersey. The conference will be preceded by a one-day training on October 22, with the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), State Relations and Assistance Division (SRAD).

Conference highlights include: Regional Meetings, State Juvenile Justice Specialists and DMC Coordinators’ meetings on Sat. October 23; the CJJ Council of State Advisory Groups’ Meeting, followed by content sessions and a reception on Sun., October 24; sessions and workshops, as well as a luncheon, on Monday, October 25. A detailed draft agenda will be available in early August. You can register here.
Questions? Email CJJ, or give them a call at 202-467-0864.

Want a crash course in Disproportionate Minority Contact and ways to address the problem? Check out James Bell's webinar on DMC, which we hosted on July 8th. By following the link, you can also find an interactive map with information about disparities in your state.
Photo from Ara Oshagan's "Juvies: a Collaborative Portrait of Juvenile Offenders," featuring young people in L.A. County's Juvenile Hall, which I blogged about in June, 2010.

Updated: February 08 2018