New Report Reveals Latinx Youth Severely Undercounted In The Juvenile Justice System

Inconsistencies in how justice agencies and states categorize and count race and ethnicity have left justice-involved Latinx youth undercounted and “invisible” nationwide, according to a report Alianza for Youth Justice and UCLA’s Latino Policy & Politics Initiative released this week. Clear and complete data is critical to understanding where and how the criminal legal system has an outsized negative impact on racial and ethnic minorities and other demographic groups, and how law and policy changes, as well as community-based systems of care might address those failures. Despite being the largest minority ethnic group, state and local justice agencies have failed to accurately or uniformly calculate Latinx populations in the adult and juvenile justice systems. (This report focuses on the latter.)
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