Nevada

Improving Outcomes for Youth (IOYouth) works with state and local jurisdictions to align their policies, practices, and resource allocation with what research shows works to reduce recidivism and improve outcomes for youth while enhancing public safety.

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval signed legislation on June 16, 2017 that seeks to strengthen public safety and improve outcomes for youth in that state’s justice system.

The Juvenile Justice System Reform Act calls for Nevada to adopt a statewide validated risk and needs assessment tool, requires state funding be used for evidence-based practices, establishes better data collection, and creates a single juvenile justice oversight body to guide and oversee these changes, among other things.

The bill was the direct result of the Improving Outcomes for Youth (IOYouth) initiative launched in the state by The Council of State Governments Justice Center.

It’s not often that a bill goes through the legislature unanimously, and this one did.
Brian Sandoval
Governor, Nevada