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Working to improve outcomes for youth, communities, and youth-serving systems

• We create tailored plans based on the political, cultural, and organizational landscape.
• We understand what drives state and local partners.
• We help problem-solve and develop plans and solutions.

CJI’s youth justice team offers a nonpartisan, outcome-oriented approach and deep commitment to evidence-driven change. We equip policymakers, leaders, system stakeholders, and the community with skills and knowledge to improve youth justice systems.

With experience in over a dozen states, CJI understands what works ­for improving youth outcomes and for implementing better practices for justice system personnel.

Improving Community Supervision National Training and Technical Assistance Program

CJI, through funding from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, is available to provide comprehensive training and technical assistance to competitively selected sites to meet the goals of the Second Chance Act.

Targeted short-term training and technical assistance will be available to local, regional, and Tribal community supervision agencies and community-based providers in the following areas:

  • Training: Learn evidence-based skills and how to incorporate them into daily engagement with youth on community supervision
  • System / Program Assessment: A thorough evaluation of policy, practice, and data to make recommendations for system improvements and/or modifications
  • Policy Implementation and Sustainability: Receive support developing and implementing desired policy or practice changes and establish strategies to sustain those changes
  • Stakeholder Collaboration and Information Sharing: Support a diverse stakeholder group to establish, plan, and implement identified community supervision goals

If you are interested in improving outcomes for youth under community supervision, we encourage you to apply!

APPLY HERE for access to fully-funded training and technical assistance. Applications are due by May 3, 2024

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