Begun Center’s Renne Dragomir discusses racial inequalities in the American juvenile justice system in recent article

Renne R. Dragomir, consultant and trainer at the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research’s Center for Innovative Practices, co-authored an article on racial disparity in the American juvenile justice system as it impacts the lives of many youth of color. 

Published in the Juvenile and Family Court Journal, “Exploring the Impacts of Racial Disparity Within the American Juvenile Justice System” investigated the overrepresentation of youth of color in the juvenile justice system. Dragomir and colleagues discussed the influence of residential segregation and policing practices on the cycle of racial inequality and imprisonment, and the implications of these inequalities on youth of color. 

Read Dragomir’s article.