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  • Mending Justice: Sentinel Event Reviews

    In this publication, the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) explores the feasibility of mobilizing an “organizational accident,” learning-from-err
  • Paving the Way: Lessons Learned in Sentinel Events Reviews

    This report reviews the lessons learned by three forward-leaning teams in their review of a negative criminal justice outcome ("sentinel event") in
  • Corrections Stress Needs Assessment

    The field of corrections has long been recognized as a high stress profession.
  • The Sustainability of Juvenile Programs beyond Second Chance Act Funding: The Case of Two Grantees (2016)

    This brief discusses how the implementation and sustainability of Second Chance Act programs for juveniles were affected by the changing policy con

  • Understanding Research and Practice Gaps in Juvenile Justice Early Insights: Early Insights from the Bridge Project (2016)

    Most juvenile justice practitioners are aware of the value of research and evidence-based practices, but few resources exist to help them apply res

  • Bridging Research and Practice for Juvenile Justice: Systematizing the Approach (2016)

    Translating research into practice requires a systematic approach grounded in implementation science and input from practitioners.

  • Implementing the Standardized Program Evaluation Protocol to Rate Juvenile Justice Programs Lessons from OJJDP’s Juvenile Justice Reform and Reinvestment Initiative (2016)

    The Standardized Program Evaluation Protocol (SPEP) is a system that rates the potential for therapeutic services to reduce recidivism among youth,

  • Strategies for Reducing Criminal and Juvenile Justice Involvement: Building Ladders of Opportunity for Young People in the Great Lakes States, Brief 4 (2017)

    Crime, victimization, and justice system responses greatly affect the life prospects of the most vulnerable Great Lakes youth, restricting their ac

  • Local Validation of SPEP Ratings of Juvenile Justice Program Effectiveness: A Case Study (2017)

    The Standardized Program Evaluation Protocol (SPEP) system rates how effectively juvenile justice services reduce recidivism.

  • Juvenile Justice System Improvement: Implementing an Evidence-Based Decision-Making Platform (2017)

    This report explains how jurisdictions have integrated the JJSIP [Juvenile Justice Systems Improvement Project] and the JJRRI [Juvenile Justice Ref

  • Standardized Program Evaluation Protocol (SPEP) (2018)

    The Standardized Program Evaluation Protocol (SPEP) is a validated, data driven rating scheme for determining how well an existing program or servi

  • Assessing the Impact of South Carolina’s Parole and Probation Reforms: Justice Reinvestment Initiative (2017)

    In 2010, South Carolina passed the Sentencing Reform Act, enacting comprehensive criminal justice reforms.

  • Assessing the Impact of Georgia’s Sentencing Reforms: Justice Reinvestment Initiative (2017)

    In 2012, Georgia passed comprehensive criminal justice reform legislation.

  • Arches Transformative Mentoring Program: An Implementation and Impact Evaluation in New York City (2018)

    This report evaluates the New York City-based Arches Transformative Mentoring program, finding that participation in the program reduces one-year f

  • Positive Outcomes: Strategies for Assessing the Progress of Youth Involved in the Justice System (2018)

    This report reviews a number of prominent frameworks that are available to help youth justice systems rely on positive outcomes rather than recidiv