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Evidence-based Practices (EBP) - EBP & Juvenile Justice

Evidence Based Practices for Juvenile Probation (2012)

Curriculum for the Juvenile Justice System Enhancement Strategy (JJSES).

Implementing Proven Programs For Juvenile Offenders (2012)

Evidence-based practice involves the use of scientific principles to assess the available evidence on program effectiveness and develop principles for best practice in any particular field.

Evidence-Based Interventions for Juvenile Offenders and Juvenile Justice Policies that Support Them (2011)

In a context where more than 1,000,000 American adolescents are processed by juvenile courts annually and approximately 160,000 are sent to residential placements, this paper examines “what works” and “what doesn’t work” in reducing the criminal behavior of juvenile offenders and presents example

Improving the Effectiveness of Juvenile Justice Programs: A New Perspective on Evidence-Based Practice (2010)

This paper introduces a framework for major juvenile justice system reform—the integration of a forwardlooking administrative model with evidence-based programming. 

Models for Change: Risk Assessment in Juvenile Justice: A Guidebook for Implementation (2012)

The primary purpose of this Guide is to provide a structure for jurisdictions, juvenile probation or centralized statewide agencies striving to implement risk assessment or to improve their current risk assessment practices. 

Evidence Based Practice in Juvenile Justice: Nebraska White Paper (2014)

The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview for understanding, testing, and developing Evidence Based Practice (EBP) interventions that make rehabilitative services available to children in the juvenile justice system. 

Achieving Successful Evidence-Based Practice Implementation in Juvenile Justice: The Importance of Diagnostic and Evaluative Capacity (2015)

Policy analysis of three different states, Washington, Louisiana and Pennsylvania, to illustrate the application of such diagnostic and evaluative capacity and its subsequent impact on improving outcomes in juvenile recidivism and delinquency prevention.


Evidence-Based Policies, Programs, and Practices in Juvenile Justice: Three States Achieving High Standards Through State Support Centers (2016)

To gain a better understanding of how states support evidence-based programs and practices in juvenile justice, the National Center for Juvenile Justice (NCJJ) conducted state-by-state (including the District of Columbia) inquiries to identify legislation, policies, or positions on evidencebased

Utah Courts - Evidence Based Practices in Utah Juvenile Court (2013)

This webpage provides an overview of evidence-based practices and resources utilized by the Utah Juvenile Court and the Utah Division of Juvenile Justice Services (JJS). 

Juvenile Justice Information Exchange - Evidence-Based Practices

An overview of key issues and reform trends relating to evidence-based practices and links to information on each one, as well as the most recent research, cutting-edge reforms, model policies, links to experts, and toolkits to take action.


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