Youth of color, ages 10-17, particularly males of color, are currently overrepresented in the juvenile justice system compared to Non-Hispanic White youth.
Champion: Brian McBroom, City Manager, City of Commerce City
Co-Conveners: Levon Hupfer, Director of Diversion, 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office; Tige Asnicar, Director of Student Services, Westminster Public Schools
Why Juvenile Justice?
Juvenile Justice is a key indicator that impacts the full Cradle to Career journey of our community’s youth. Not only does juvenile justice involvement have future consequences on a young person’s college and career choices, there is a correlation between juvenile justice involvement and drug use, gang involvement, alcohol use, and sexual behavior. These issues impact community safety and result in large amounts of public resources spent on school safety and law enforcement.*