Category: IOYouth

Connecticut and Sonoma County, California Kick off Data-Driven Effort to Overhaul Juvenile Justice Systems

By The Council of State Governments Justice Center Connecticut and Sonoma County, California became the latest jurisdictions to join a national initiative and launch a data-driven effort to improve public safety and help create better futures for the young people involved with their juvenile justice systems. The endeavors are part of the Improving Outcomes for …

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Connecting the Dots: Lessons Learned from a Comprehensive Juvenile Justice Systems Improvement Initiative

Hosted by the National Reentry Resource Center with funding support from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Download a PDF of the presentation. The Improving Outcomes for Youth (IOYouth) initiative—which is operated by the National Reentry Resource Center (NRRC)—helps state and local jurisdictions to align their juvenile justice systems’ …

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Colorado Passes Juvenile Justice Reform Bill

By The Council of State Governments Justice Center Staff Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed the Juvenile Justice Reform Act (Senate Bill 108) on May 28—a crucial step toward aligning the state’s juvenile justice system with what research shows works to improve outcomes for youth, strengthen public safety, and efficiently use resources. Among other things, the …

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[Register for Webinar] Connecting the Dots: Lessons Learned from a Comprehensive Juvenile Justice Systems Improvement Initiative

Hosted by the National Reentry Resource Center with funding support from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Date: Tuesday, June 4, 2019 Time: 1:30–2:30 p.m ET The Improving Outcomes for Youth (IOYouth) initiative—which is operated by the National Reentry Resource Center (NRRC)—helps state and local jurisdictions to align their …

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Task Force Identifies Juvenile Justice Policies That Advance Colorado’s Effort to Enhance Public Safety and Improve Youth Outcomes

Office of Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper Gov. John Hickenlooper today praised the Improving Outcomes for Youth Statewide Task Force for developing policy recommendations that, if passed into law by state legislators, would strengthen the juvenile justice system, increase public safety, and lead to better outcomes for youth who come in contact with the juvenile justice …

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Transforming Juvenile Justice Systems to Improve Public Safety and Youth Outcomes

This publication from the CSG Justice Center and the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform (CJJR) at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy provides a roadmap of six innovative strategies that states and localities can follow to make sweeping changes to their juvenile justice systems. Facing stubbornly high recidivism rates and limited resources, juvenile justice systems need …

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Colorado Launches Comprehensive Review of Juvenile Justice System

Office of Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced a comprehensive review of Colorado’s juvenile justice system. The Governor was joined by Sen. Bob Gardner (R), Rep. Pete Lee (D), and Justice Brian Boatright of the Colorado Supreme Court in the effort to ensure that youth who find themselves in corrections at an …

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