Black boys subject to harsher sentences, new Youth Justice Board research finds

Black boys and young men are frequently subject to harsher sentences and less likely than white children to receive out of court disposals, new research from the Youth Justice Board (YJB) finds. “Black children were most likely to receive a custodial sentence and to serve longer sentences than all other ethnic groups,” the report states, adding that they are also less likely than children of all other ethnicities to receive out of court disposals.

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Written by Finley T.