The Disproportionate Minority Contact ("DMC") Work Program provides at-risk youth with work experience. This program focuses on the reduction of crime throughout the community among youth involved with the program. This work program provides youth who are known to the Court System with an opportunity to use their time in a productive way and encourages them to learn the value and worth in work. This program uses work experience to direct probation youth away from the Juvenile Justice System.
Due to lack of supervision, parental control, and unemployment, allows more youth less accountability for their actions. The DMC Work Program engages youth who are on probation and known to the Court system with intervention and guidance. By instilling the values of hard work, a strong work ethic, and the responsibility of being employed, youth will have a more positive outlook on life. The collaboration between EACH and the Court system is a testament to what may be achieved through cooperation and collaboration to ensure a better future for youth and for Summit County.