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Data collection and management tools

SMART Geographic Information System (GIS) Mapping System
A system for capturing data on issues management system that can assist with decision making and support the early identification of emerging local issues and provide resources to assist decision makers with implementing both rapid response and long-term plans.

Data Collection and Technical Assistance Tool
This tool provides a central location for selecting performance indicators and entering performance data. The system also contains a number of technical assistance and training documents and contact information for individualized systems support.

Girls' Delinquency & Crime Tools

Suitability of Assessment Instruments for Delinquent Girls - Webtool
The tool provides a gender-based review of risk assessment instruments and treatment-focused instruments for justice-involved youth. It helps to determine which existing instruments designed for adolescents and used in the juvenile justice system are equally effective for girls and boys.

Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) Tools

Online DMC/RRI Data Entry System
The DMC Relative Rate Index (RRI) is a web-based tool designed for use by Juvenile Justice (JJ) Specialists and state and local DMC Coordinators to enter DMC data, produce required state-specific reports, provide responses to frequently asked questions about the RRI and export data to Excel for reporting in the Grants Management System (GMS).

DMC Technical Assistance Manual (PDF 5.35 MB)
The Disproportionate Minority Contact Technical Assistance Manual, 4th Edition provides detailed guidance on DMC identification, monitoring, assessment, intervention, and evaluation. Its intended audience is Juvenile Justice Specialists, members of State Planning Agencies and State Advisory Groups, DMC researchers and consultants, and policymakers and practitioners involved in the juvenile justice system at the state and local levels.

National DMC Databook
OJJDP has added a National Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) Databook to its Statistical Briefing Book. The DMC Databook enables users to review the processing of delinquency cases within the juvenile justice system and assess levels of disproportionate minority contact at various decision points. It includes national data for the 15-year period 1990–2005, which can then be compared with local data.

Summary of States' DMC-Reduction Activities
The Summary of States' DMC-Reduction Activities provides a snapshot of DMC reduction activities, derived from Fiscal Year 2007 Formula Grant applications, including information on reduction strategies and targeted local sites.

Disproportionate Minority Contact: Current Issues and Policies
In Disproportionate Minority Contact, Parsons-Pollard provides a broad look at DMC and the complexities of attempting to reduce its impact. This edited volume features the writings of prominent scholars and practitioners in the field who provide a well-organized and wide-ranging review of the literature, case studies, and current policies and practices impacting disparate treatment in the criminal justice system.