A CPTV original documentary about Connecticut’s Juvenile Justice system. Statistics collected over 17 years indicate that minority children are treated more harshly than white children when it comes to sanctions within the Juvenile Justice system. The documentary looks at the disparities, the causes, and the solutions to this violation of children’s rights. It also looks at misconceptions within our culture about who is committing the most crime. The CT Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee has published a report detailing some of the themes discussed at public forums in 2014 and 2015. The public forums hosted by the committee focused on the themes of race, ethnicity and the treatment of youth in the juvenile justice system and gave participants the opportunity to respond to the airing of the Color of Justice Documentary and offer possible solutions to the issues the film presents.
Color of Justice Documentary (YouTube): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArPuTG_X4dg
Color of Justice Report, 2015: http://www.ctjja.org/colorofjustice/report/CoJreport.pdf