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CJCJ in the news: Dear America, Time to Open the Bank of Justice

Dear America, Time to Open the Bank of Justice

Houston's Forward Times cites a CJCJ report showing the many different ways African American youth are disproportionately represented in both the juvenile and criminal justice systems nationwide. 

"According to the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice, nationwide, Blacks represent 26 percent of juvenile arrests, 44 percent of youth who are detained, 46 percent of the youth who are judicially waived to criminal court and 58 percent of the youth admitted to state prisons...

Annually, the nation honors and celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. King every third Monday in January - a day that has officially been set aside as a federal holiday.

So, as the entire nation celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. King, every American should take a moment to go on the Internet and do some real research on the writings and sermons of Dr. King.

By doing so, every American will better understand this powerful man, and get into the mind of a man who had more than a "dream" as it relates to what he hoped for America – especially the plight of Black Americans."

Read the full report "The Color of Justice" here >>

Keywords: Dan Macallair, direct file, Juvenile justice, Mike Males, racial disparities, racial disparity, youth

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