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Tribal delinquency jurisdiction, 2016

  • State (mandatory)

  • State (other)

  • Federal

  • Not applicable

Delaware does not have Indian land of federally-recognized tribes within its borders. DE recognizes tribes that are not federally recognized.

Monitoring data

  • N/A: Insufficient data to compute arrest rates
  • * Rates used to compute ratio based on fewer than 10 observations
  • † White detained rate is 0

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Indicator data, 2015

Sources

Report: Disproportionate Minority Contact in Delaware
Author: Delaware Criminal Justice Council
Tracks RRIs 2005–2005
Geography: Statewide and county

Points of contact

Stages during the juvenile justice process tracked for relative rate indicators (RRIs).

Probation Confinement Adjudication Transfer Diversion Petitioned Detention Referred to court Arrest

Race reported

  • White

  • All minorities (as a group)

  • Black / African American

  • Hispanic/Latino

  • Asian

  • American Indian / Alaska Native

  • Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander

  • Other / Mixed

Summary

The Delaware Criminal Justice Council publishes data on Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC). Delaware reports Relative Rate Indices (RRI) for 1 out of 9 recommended decision points for 1 population. Rates are reported for local jurisdictions (New Castle, Kent, and Sussex Counties) and statewide.  It is specified in the report that race and ethnicity are reported as separate variables.

DMC assessment

Report: Reducing Disproportionate Minority Contact in Delaware's Juvenile Justice System
Author: Delaware Criminal Justice Council
Year: 2010

DMC assessment Geography: Local

  • Interviews

  • Surveys

  • Focus groups

  • Multivariate analysis

  • Descriptive statistics

The Delaware Criminal Justice Council completed an assessment in 2010 for five local jurisdictions. Data was assessed from 2007 for African American, and Hispanic youth for arrest. Research methods included interviews, multivariate analysis, and descriptive statistics.

DMC coordinators

DMC coordinator 2012 2015 2016
Full-time state-level DMC coordinator
Part-time or other state-level staff

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Juvenile Justice GPS (Geography, Policy, Practice, Statistics) is a project to develop a repository providing state policy makers and system stakeholders with a clear understanding of the juvenile justice landscape in the states.

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