Services that Promote Equality within the Juvenile Justice System
The Racial and Ethnic Disparities (RED) Committee is composed of various youth-serving system stakeholders tasked with addressing disparities in treatment and outcomes for youth of color. The committee reviews and analyzes policies, practices, and programs with a mission to ensure parity for youth of color.
Advisor: Elijah Wheeler,
Montgomery County Collaboration Council
The Racial and Ethnic Disparities (RED) CommitteeThe Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) Reduction Committee is working to address disparities for youth of color in the juvenile justice system by looking at legislation, policies, decision-making, and resource gaps that can have negative effects on outcomes for youth.
Presented here are sites with information on promoting Social Justice for All Youth.
Coalition for Juvenile Justice The Coalition for Juvenile Justice
(CJJ) envisions a nation where fewer children are at risk of delinquency; and if they are at risk or involved with the justice system, they and their families
receive every possible opportunity to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives.
Justice and Delinquency Prevention Coalition NJJDPC is a collaborative array of youth- and family- serving, social justice, law enforcement, corrections, and
faith-based organizations, working to ensure healthy families, build strong communities and improve public safety by promoting fair and effective policies,
practices and programs for youth involved or at risk of becoming involved in the juvenile and criminal justice systems.
Office of Juvenile Justice and
Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) OJJDP, a component of the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, accomplishes
its mission by supporting states, local communities, and tribal jurisdictions in their efforts to develop and implement effective programs for juveniles.
The Office strives to strengthen the juvenile justice system’s efforts to protect public safety, hold offenders accountable, and provide services that address the
needs of youth and their families.
Governor’s Office for Children Works collaboratively to create and
promote an integrated, community-based service delivery system for Maryland’s children, youth and families.