Capital Change: A Process Evaluation of Washington, DC’s Secure Juvenile Placement Reform
By Daly, Reagan; Kapur, Tarika; Elliott, Margaret.
Vera Institute of Justice. Center on Youth Justice (Washington, DC).
Results from a year-long process evaluation of the District of Columbia’s Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services (DYRS) are presented. The DYRS resulted from “a comprehensive reform of the District’s responses to youth in secure placement (equivalent to prison in the adult context) (p. iii). Sections following an executive summary are: introduction; background—events leading to juvenile justice reform in DC; methodology; findings regarding DYRS’s strategy for reform, components of the refor... Read More