Skip to content

Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) Diversion Assessment

Study Dates: 2011 Study Description: The DMC Diversion Assessment examined issues related to the lower rate of diversion from juvenile court for minority youth in Utah. Key factors related to the lower minority diversion rate were: the use of short-term detention (DT) with minority youth who have a new offense and the cumulative impact of minority youth often having more severe criminal histories, being less likely to meet diversion criteria, when meeting criteria being less often diverted, and recidivating at a higher rate. Study also reports on variance in outcomes for different racial/ethnic groups. Download the study

Share this article:


CSW Research Reports



Tag Cloud

Last Updated: 12/12/23