Welcome to the Juvenile Court of Memphis and Shelby County’s Disproportionate Minority Contact Dashboard!
This dashboard is designed to provide a more manageable way to view information regarding the Court’s compliance with the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Memorandum of Agreement.
Please click the following link to see the DOJ letter dated August 2, 2018 informing the Court that additional provisions of the agreement were terminated. Response Letter to Shelby County.
Additionally, you can read the letter from Judge Dan H. Michael to the County Commission Chairman Van Turner regarding the DOJ Termination of the MOA and Juvenile Court’s plans to continue to move forward. Letter to Chairman Van Turner.
Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) refers to the disproportionate number of minority youth who come into contact with the juvenile justice system. In other words, it refers to rates of contact with the juvenile justice system among juveniles of a specific minority group that are significantly different from rates of contact for white non-Hispanic juveniles (Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention).
Below are our compliance levels for the DOJ’s three areas of concern: Due Process, Equal Protection, and Facility Compliance. Click on the charts for more information.