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Disability, Race and Reasons: What We Know, and Don't Know, About Disparity in School Discipline

Chronicle of Social Change - April 18, 2018

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report this month on school discipline with a topline finding that "black students, boys and students with disabilities were disproportionately disciplined (e.g., suspensions and expulsions) in K-12 public schools." Education officials in California told GAO that "homeless and foster youth frequently miss school because of all the transitions and instability in their lives." In Texas, the report said, "officials also reported attendance issues with students who are homeless or in foster care because they lack transportation and clothing."

Report: Discipline Disparities for Black Students, Boys, and Students with Disabilities: https://www.gao.gov/assets/700/690828.pdf


Why Understanding Racial Bias is Crucial for the Responsible Use of Predictive Analytics

Chronicle of Social Change - June 09, 2017

As big data tools like predictive analytics become more prevalent, child-welfare agencies must grapple with implicit racial bias if they want to ensure that it does not cause harm, according to a new white paper published last month by the Kirwan Institute at Ohio State University.

Foretelling the Future: A Critical Perspective on the Use of Predictive Analytics in Child Welfare: http://kirwaninstitute.osu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/ki-predictive-analytics.pdf


Thursday, 03 November 2016 11:36

2016 Model Indian Juvenile Code Released

Bureau of Indian Affairs Publishes Updated Model Indian Juvenile Code

The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) has announced the publication of its 2016 Model Indian Juvenile Code. Since 2012, OJJDP worked with BIA’s Office of Justice Services Tribal Justice Support Directorate to update the 1988 Model Indian Juvenile Code. During development of the code, OJJDP worked with the Departments of Interior and Health and Human Services to gather information through listening sessions and tribal consultations. This final update serves as a framework to help federally recognized tribes interested in creating or enhancing their own codes to focus on juvenile issues, specifically alcohol- and/or drug-related offenses in Indian Country. The 2016 model code encourages the use of alternatives to detention and confinement while focusing on community-based multi-disciplinary responses to juvenile delinquency, truancy, and child-in-need services.


View and download the 2016 Model Indian Juvenile Code.

Visit OJJDP’s Tribal Youth Program website.