A Tangled Web of Justice: American Indian and Alaska Native Youth in Federal, State, and Tribal Justice Systems
Campaign for Youth Justice Policy Brief, Vol. 5, 2009
25 Pages Posted: 23 Jul 2011
Date Written: July 1, 2008
This report examines how Native American youth are disproportionately affected by transfer laws. Key findings include that many Native American youth commit low-level offenses and receive either no court intervention or disproportionately severe sanctions. The report also examines the interaction of the tribal justice system with the state and federal justice systems and how that impacts youth transfer.
Keywords: juvenile justice, Native American, youth, racial disparities, DMC
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