With the support of the federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center, the Robert F. Kennedy (RFK) National Resource Center for Juvenile Justice, and the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) have partnered to host an unprecedented symposium at the APPA’s 43rd Annual Training Institute on the future of juvenile community supervision.
As juvenile incarceration rates have declined by more than 50 percent nationally in the last decade, community supervision agencies are increasingly challenged to serve youth that have a higher risk of reoffending. Research shows that up to half of youth on formal probation are re-arrested within two years, as are two-thirds of youth who are released from incarceration. To address this challenge, the symposium aims to review the current state of the field in implementing what research shows works to improve outcomes for youth; it will also propose a new vision for how juvenile community supervision agencies should operate and use limited resources most efficiently to enhance public safety and improve outcomes for youth. National experts will join staff from the CSG Justice Center and RFK to host three workshops that describe the key components of this new vision, and leading jurisdictions will highlight strategies that they have employed to transform their policies and practices. The three sessions will take place on Monday, July 30, and include:
- Envisioning the Future of Juvenile Community Supervision
- The Future of Juvenile Community Supervision: Supervision Conditions, Monitoring, and Accountability
- The Future of Juvenile Community Supervision: Probation and Parole Officers as Agents of Positive Youth Behavior Change
To attend the symposium and register for these sessions, please register for the APPA 43rd Annual Training Institute.