2019 Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities (RED) in the Juvenile Justice System

The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) is making federal funds available to localities for planning or implementation of data-driven and evidence-based programs to reduce Racial and Ethnic Disparities (RED, previously referred to as Disproportionate Minority Contact, or DMC) in Virginia’s juvenile justice system. RED refers to unfair treatment of youth of color in the juvenile justice system. Unfair treatment can surface at any decision point in the juvenile justice system, from the point of arrest, juvenile summons, intake, arraignment, secure detention, supervision and commitment. Addressing RED is one of the core requirements of the recently reauthorized Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) and is intended to ensure equitable and fair treatment for every system-involved youth, regardless of race or ethnicity.

2019 JJDP Grant Solicitation Webinar