- Increase fairness by requiring states to take steps to reduce racial and ethnic disparities;
- Protect children from the dangers of adult jails and lockups; and
- Keep status offenders out of locked custody.
MCCOY supports a Call to Action issued by The Burns Institute for Juvenile Justice Fairness and Equity. Burns and MCCOY urge all Champions for Youth to sign the petition or write a letter to the President or the Department of Justice.