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Racial Disparities in Youth Incarceration Persist

Year: 2021

This report published in February 2021 by The Sentencing Project emphasizes the need for continued work relating to addressing racial disparities in the juvenile justice system. Ultimately this report recommends that we must invest more efforts in community-based prevention, intervention, and diversion services as a means to address these disparities. Moreover, one of the investments recommended was to strengthen mental health services for youth of color. More focus in the juvenile justice community on the promotion of mental health services is encouraged!