A growing number of studies and reports have made it clear that minority youth in general are more likely than White youth to be arrested, adjudicated, and incarcerated in juvenile justice systems across the US. Although not as large as those for African Americans, disparities between Native American youth and White youth are alarmingly high and in need of remediation.

A growing number of studies and reports have made it clear that minority youth in general are more likely than White youth to be arrested, adjudicated, and incarcerated in juvenile justice systems across the US. Although not as large as those for African Americans, disparities between Native American youth and White youth are alarmingly high and in need of remediation.