Improving Outcomes for Youth: A Statewide Juvenile Justice Initiative (IOYouth)

IOYouth logoIOYouth helps states align their policies, practices, and resource allocation with what research shows works to reduce recidivism and improve outcomes for youth while enhancing public safety. IOYouth positions state and local policymakers as well as system leaders across branches of government to

The CSG Justice Center partners with states over an 18-month period to establish a bipartisan, interbranch statewide task force; conduct a data-driven assessment of the juvenile justice system, from the point a youth is referred to the system through a youth’s reentry into the community; provide recommendations for improvement; and offer technical assistance. The CSG Justice Center works with states to conduct the following activities:

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For more information about IOYouth, contact Nina Salomon at

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