Grants Aim To Make Juvenile Justice More Equitable

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Gov. Martin O’Malley’s administration has announced about $580,000 in federal grants to reduce the amount of minorities who are disproportionately caught up in the state’s juvenile justice system.

The governor’s office of crime control and prevention on Tuesday announced the grants aimed at reducing disproportionate minority contact. That occurs when a racial or ethnic group’s representation at any point in the criminal justice system exceeds its representation in the general population.

The Maryland Department of Juvenile Services will receive about $133,000 to pay for supervised activities as an alternative to secure detention. Baltimore will get nearly $119,000 to assist in transition youths to communities.

Anne Arundel County will receive nearly $71,000 to focus on where that is occurring and to work with law enforcement and schools to address it.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  1. Can't Fix Stupid says:

    Boy, Owe’Malley just can’t WAIT to give away tax money!

    1. somechic says:

      thats no joke!

  2. George says:

    Disproportionate? If coloreds are commiting the crime then there woudl be more of them in jail? So, we need to make color ratios the same? Really? Oh, yeah what GREAT WAY to spend out money.

  3. LUCKY LOU says:

    O’MALLY YOU DOUBLE CROSING DIRTY RAT

  4. fed up says:

    What a bunch of BS…..another waste of money we don’t have. Wake up and vote all of them out. This once great country is on a downfall because of greed, crime and entitlements.

  5. LaDasha says:

    “Entitlements” I’m fed up with that word. Because some people receive help from the government it is not entitlements, but benefits. Gov. O’Malley is doing a great job and should be praised.

    1. Wheres common sense when you need it says:

      LaDasha, Please make your check payable to IRS and the Maryland Comptroller. I see no need in my money going toward this kind of waste. If you can do the crime, then do the time! I don’t care what ethnic group a criminal comes from. These people are a drain on our society. The way you defend this kind of spending makes me think you are riding this “entitlement” or “benefit” gravey train. Lazy and criminal behavior should not be rewarded with hard working peoples money.

    2. overtaxed says:

      “Entitlements”

      Check out any parking lot of subsidized housing – some of the nicest cars around, or the latest, POS caprices with $5,000 of chrome wheels and accessories. I could have a fancy vehicle if someone else paid my rent.

      When those “benefits”, that by the way come from a working persons taxes, become the sole means of income for generations of people, that would be “entitlements”.

      Have more kids, get a fatter check..

  6. Mike says:

    O’Malley is a joke…. He was an ass as a mayor….. And now a pathetic governor —- I’m proud to say I didn’t vote for this jerk

  7. PAUL E. MICELLI says:

    YOUR HARD EARNED TAX DOLLARS BEING WASTED BY THE DEMOCRATS ON A IDIOTIC IDEA. REMEMBER THESE “GOOD TIMES” WHEN ELECTION2012 ROLLS AROUND. CHILDREN HAVE TO BE TAUGHT AT HOME TO BECOME GOOD CITIZENS, YOU CANNOT KEEP MAKING EXCUSES FOR BAD BEHAVIOR, IF YOU CAN’T DO THE TIME, DON’T DO THE CRIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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