The report was released on November 23, 2020, by the Iowa Department of Human Rights (DHR) Disproportionate Minority Contact Subcommittee (DMC). DHR data indicates racial disparities in three key decision points: initial referral to Juvenile Court Services (JCS), detention for probation and parole violations, and juveniles prosecuted as adults. The Subcommittee was charged with reviewing racial disparities in juvenile detention and developing proposals to reduce disparity . . .
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