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Report Update: Direct File Rates Arbitrarily Rising for Youth of Color

A new report shows that rates of direct file increased in 2015 despite falling rates of arrest for serious felony offenses, with a continued disproportionate impact on youth of color.

The BI Urges Federal Government to Strengthen Requirements for Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities

The United States locks up more kids than any other nation in the world. And most of them are youth of color. Youth of color are 69 percent of the youth prison population, despite only being 41 percent of the entire U.S. population; a sad fact that cannot be explained by differential rates of delinquency. ...

Community Tools to Change Mass Incarceration of Youth of Color

Racial disparities in incarceration has individual, community and cultural impacts that perpetuate existing disparities. There are community tools to combat those effects.

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BI Policy Director Addresses Disparities in San Francisco Arrest Rates on KQED News (Audio)

The United States locks up more kids than any other nation in the world. And most of them are youth of color. Youth of color are 69 percent of the youth prison population, despite only being 41 percent of the entire U.S. population; a sad fact that cannot be explained by differential rates of delinquency. ...

African-Americans 7 Times More Likely than Whites to Be Arrested in San Francisco

The United States locks up more kids than any other nation in the world. And most of them are youth of color. Youth of color are 69 percent of the youth prison population, despite only being 41 percent of the entire U.S. population; a sad fact that cannot be explained by differential rates of delinquency. ...

James Bell Draws Hundreds to Town Hall

The United States locks up more kids than any other nation in the world. And most of them are youth of color. Youth of color are 69 percent of the youth prison population, despite only being 41 percent of the entire U.S. population; a sad fact that cannot be explained by differential rates of delinquency. ...

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