⚖ Justice Divided
Justice Divided is an educational tool and resource repository meant to promote awareness of disproportionate minority contact (DMC), or the overrepresentation of black youth in the juvenile justice system.
Within the system, the first steps toward equitable justice are acknowledging DMC as a problem of race, accepting joint responsibility, and making a deliberate effort to address its root causes.
Outside the system, we can and should demand these changes from policy makers and practitioners.
This website is intended to facilitate all the above.
📊 For data, see the data documentation.
Once you have the correct Ruby version up and running, install the package manager Bundler:
gem install bundler
Then clone this project and install its dependencies using Bundler:
git clone https://github.com/datamade/justice-divided.git cd justice-divided bundle install
To run the site locally, run the following command:
Then open your web browser and navigate to http://localhost:5000 (or whatever server address Jekyll printed to your console).
We used the following open-source tools:
The development team is:
- Hannah Cushman - data, research, design, development
- Forest Gregg - data, research, design
- Derek Eder - design, development
Special thanks to Era Laudermilk of ILJP, Dan Cooper of Adler, and Mariame Kaba of Project NIA for contributing data and invaluable feedback during development; Martin Macias, Jr., of City Bureau for contributing reporting; and Precious Blood Ministry of Reconcilation for providing artwork.
Errors and bugs
If something is not behaving intuitively, it is a bug and should be reported. Report it here by creating an issue.
Help us fix the problem as quickly as possible by following Mozilla's guidelines for reporting bugs.
Patches and pull requests
Your patches are welcome. Here's our suggested workflow:
- Fork the project.
- Make your feature addition or bug fix.
- Send us a pull request with a description of your work. Bonus points for topic branches!
Copyright and attribution
Copyright (c) 2017 DataMade. Released under the MIT License.