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
Programs and services are considered evidence based when they have demonstrated effectiveness through scientific research and evaluation. Both research and field experience show that implementing evidence-based programs and services with fidelity correlates to reduced recidivism rates and improved outcomes for youth in the juvenile justice system. Once juvenile justice agencies and contracted service providers institute such programs and services, however, they often encounter challenges in identifying the appropriate services and implementing them properly, consistently, and in ways that lead to better outcomes for youth. Among other approaches to these challenges, there are opportunities for policymakers to enact legislation and funding incentives to encourage the adoption of effective service approaches at the state and local levels.
This webinar will highlight strategies, tools, examples, and best-practice models from across the country that juvenile justice agency managers, staff, and other practitioners may consider adopting to effectively implement evidence-based programs and services and promote positive outcomes for youth in the juvenile justice system.
- Cynthia Thaler, Policy Analyst, Juvenile Justice, National Reentry Resource Center
- De Shell Parker, Administrative Coordinator, Quality Assurance, Delinquency and Court Services Division, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, Department of Health and Human Services
- Stephanie Bradley, Director, Evidence-Based Prevention and Intervention Support Center, The Pennsylvania State University