What is this?
Justice Divided is an educational tool and resource repository meant to promote awareness of disproportionate minority contact (DMC), or the overrepresentation of black youth in the juvenile justice system.
Within the system, the first steps toward equitable justice are acknowledging DMC as a problem of race, accepting joint responsibility, and making a deliberate effort to address its root causes.
Outside the system, we can and should demand these changes from policy makers and practitioners.
This website is intended to facilitate all the above.
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Working at the state and local levels, the Illinois Justice Project uses research findings to advance proven criminal justice reform policies and practices in order to make communities safer and make the justice system more equitable.
Adler University continues the pioneering work of the first community psychologist Alfred Adler by graduating socially responsible practitioners, engaging communities, and advancing social justice.
Project NIA offers a new way of thinking about crime and violence. We use the principles of participatory community justice – often called restorative or transformative justice – which has been shown to meet the needs of victims, reduce recidivism, and improve satisfaction with the legal system.
The Polk Bros. Foundation. seeks to improve the quality of life for the people of Chicago by partnering with organizations that work to reduce the impact of poverty and provide area residents with better access to quality education, preventive health care, and basic human services.
DataMade is a civic technology company in based in Chicago. We build open-source software and stories using public data to make communities, journalists, governments, and advocacy organizations more powerful.
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All of the code, data, and analysis on this site is open source and available on GitHub under the open source MIT License.
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