Beginning in 2014, Community Resources for Justice’s Crime and Justice Institute partnered with the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) to promote bold, comprehensive juvenile justice reform in six states across the nation, building on OJJDP’s Smart on Juvenile Justice: A Comprehensive Strategy to Juvenile Justice Reform Initiative. These legislative-based reform initiatives are designed to improve outcomes for justice-involved youth, reduce costs, and improve safety.
The six states have worked to address their unique juvenile justice challenges, from implementing objective decisionmaking tools to enhancing community-based alternatives to out-of-home placement. The Crime and Justice Institute has shared a series of easy-to-use infographics that provide snapshots of the legislatives changes and technical assistance that have led to positive outcomes in these six states: Georgia, Hawaii, Kentucky, South Dakota, West Virginia, and Kansas.
To read more about OJJDP and the Crime and Justice Institute’s collaborative efforts to promote juvenile justice reform, click here.