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Racial and Ethnic Disparities

Indiana’s measurement of Racial and Ethnic Disparities (RED) was established by Administrative Rule 1(G) in order to track youth at various juvenile justice decision points in Delinquency cases.

Indiana’s RED definitions are based on those from the Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention and modified for our state’s use. They will permit juvenile courts to gather information on these decision points and take into account topics involving RED. The RED rule is effective July 1, 2016, with courts required to begin reporting on a quarterly basis on October 1, 2016.

The Racial and Ethnic Disparities Points are:

  • Arrest
  • Juvenile Referral
  • Diversion
  • Detention
  • Petition Filed
  • Found Delinquent
  • Probation
  • Secure Confinement
  • Motion for Waiver Filed
  • Waiver
  • Direct File

The definitions of each of these decision points are available below. Racial and Ethnic Disparities was formerly known as Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC).

More information

Letter to juvenile court judicial officers about DMC program

DMC definitions of decision points

Indiana Criminal Justice Institute RED web page

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