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Evaluation of the Disproportionate Minority Confinement (Dmc) Initiative

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Title: Evaluation of the Disproportionate Minority Confinement (Dmc) Initiative  
Author: Department of Justice
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Language: English
Subject: Law., Law & economy, Litigation and arbitration
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Justice, D. O. (n.d.). Evaluation of the Disproportionate Minority Confinement (Dmc) Initiative. Retrieved from http://cn.ebooklibrary.org/


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Executive Summary: The disproportionate minority confinement (DMC) mandate of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Act requires states to develop and implement strategies to address and reduce the overrepresentation of minority youth in secure facilities. In an effort to facilitate compliance with the mandate, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) sponsored demonstration projects in five pilot states. In Phase I of OJJDP's DMC Initiative, each pilot state assessed the extent of DMC in its juvenile justice system. In Phase II, each state designed and implemented strategies to address the disproportionate representation identified in Phase I. The Initiative also included a National Evaluation to document the lessons learned, identify key factors in the success of state and local efforts, and determine the efficacy of different interventions in reducing DMC. At the request of OJJDP, Caliber Associates, in conjunction with state representatives and Portland State University, conducted the National Evaluation, consisting of separate evaluations of each pilot state and one non-pilot state. This report presents findings from the evaluation of the Iowa DMC demonstration project, which began in mid-1991, prior to Iowa's selection as a DMC pilot site, and concluded in the Spring of 1995.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS PAGE EXECUTIVE SUMMARY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iii I. INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I-1 1. BACKGROUND . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I-1 1.1 Summary of DMC Literature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I-1 1.2 OJJDP's DMC Initiative . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I-2 2. IOWA DMC DEMONSTRATION PROJECT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I-3 2.1 DMC Phase I Research . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I-3 2.2 Iowa's Phase II Initiatives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I-4 3. PURPOSE AND STRUCTURE OF THE EVALUATION REPORT . . . . I-6 II. METHODOLOGY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . II-1 1. STATEWIDE PROCESS EVALUATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . II-1 1.1 Evaluation Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . II-1 1.2 State-Level Data Collection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . II-2 1.3 Data Analysis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . II-5 2. PILOT COUNTY INTERVENTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . II-5 2.1 Evaluation Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . II-6 2.2 Data Collection and Analysis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . II-6 III. IOWA DMC INITIATIVE - STATE-LEVEL PROCESS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . III-1 1. IOWA'S DMC PROJECT ORGANIZATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . III-1 2. PHASE I RESEARCH ACTIVITIES AND FINDINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . III-2 2.1 Juvenile Confinement Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . III-4 2.2 Case Processing Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . III-5 2.3 Town Meetings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . III-6 2.4 Formula Grant Recipient Reporting Requirements . . . . . . . . . III-7

 
 



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