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Testimony of JPI Executive Director to D.C. Council on Improving Juvenile Justice Outcomes

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In Category : Youth Justice, Place Based Reform

Many cities, D.C. have a high rate of poverty – about 1 in 5 residents and 30 percent of children live in poverty, and one resident in ten lives in extreme poverty – that is, 50 percent or less of the federal poverty level.  Race and poverty cannot be disentangled here in D.C.:  Black residents here are three times more likely than white residents to live in poverty.



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