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Disproportionate Minority Contact

Disproportionate Minority Contact statistics indicate that in Missouri black children are more likely than white children to have Referrals, Secure Detention, Petitions, Secure Confinement and Certification. In addition, black children in Missouri are less likely than their white counterparts to have their cases result in Diversion, Adjudication and Supervision. When available, the statistics are similar in Boone County, demonstrating that black youth have disproportionate contact with the Juvenile Justice system compared to white youth.

Disproportionate Minority Contact

Disproportionate Minority Contact statistics indicate that in Missouri black children are more likely than white children to have Referrals, Secure Detention, Petitions, Secure Confinement and Certification. In addition, black children in Missouri are less likely than their white counterparts to have their cases result in Diversion, Adjudication and Supervision. When available, the statistics are similar in Boone County, demonstrating that black youth have disproportionate contact with the Juvenile Justice system compared to white youth.

YearByState of MissouriBoone County
2016
Black

-

-

Adjudication


0.8

-

Certification


10.1

-

Diversion


0.9


0.8

Petition


1.5


1.4

Referral


2.1


4.8

Secure Confinement


1.2

-

Secure Detention


2.6


2.2

Supervision


0.9

-

Data Source: DYS - The Division of Youth Services is responsible for the care and treatment of youth in custody through one of the 45 Missouri Juvenile Courts. Boone Indicators Dashboard data are pulled from the Missouri Juvenile and Family Division Annual Report (https://www.courts.mo.gov/page.jsp?id=48790).1 of 1