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Moving Forward: Flipping How Failure to Collect Ethnic Data Erases Young Latina/o/x from the Youth Justice Conversation
On Tuesday, August 25, 2020 the Alianza for Youth Justice and UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Initiative released a new “Call to Action” report detailing The Latinx Data Gap in the Youth Justice System.

This webinar will present highlights of the report which shows that inconsistent data collection methods complicate race and ethnicity tracking along the different stages and across the various institutions of the youth justice system among the fifty states.

The panel will present how the lack of comprehensive Latinx ethnic data jeopardizes the ability to build a responsive youth justice system that meets the needs of thousands of Latino, Indigenous and Afro-Latino youth who are incarcerated and under supervision. Further, without accurate Latinx data, system stakeholders, legislators and advocates are unable to address racial and ethnic disparities, institute healing and culturally centered care, including an effective COVID-19 response.

Given the increasing numbers of Latinos in the youth justice system, this panel will offer details from the report on the challenges of collecting data on system-impacted youth and offers a way forward so that leaders can craft viable solutions based on facts as we reopen our economy and transform failed systems.

• Jessica Sandoval (moderator) – National Campaign Strategist, the Unlock the Box Campaign
• Francisco Villarruel Ph.D – Researcher, Michigan State University
• Marcia Rincon-Gallardo – Executive Director, Alianza for Youth Justice
• Joanna Molina – Policy Aide to Santa Clara County Board of Supervisor David Cortese and formerly system impacted person
• Bernie Gomez – Program and Leadership Assistant, MILPA and formerly system impacted person

Oct 13, 2020 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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