Published on: Friday, October 6, 2017

A recent article in Teen Vogue, entitled Youth Incarceation in the United States, reports on studies that show 69% of juveniles incarcerated in 2015 were youths of color.   According to the article, which relies in part on a 2016 report from the Sentencing Project, there was a 23% reduction in status offenses for white juvineles between 1995 to 2013, but only a 2% reduction for black youths.  Morevover, while juvenile incarceration is decreasing generally, studies show racial and ethnic disparities between juveniles is increasing.

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