Improving Outcomes for Youth: A Statewide Juvenile Justice Initiative (IOYouth)
IOYouth 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
- Match youth with the most effective level and type of supervision and services in facilities and the community;
- Track system performance and outcomes and hold state and local agencies and service providers accountable for results; and
- Ensure that resources are allocated efficiently across the juvenile justice and other youth-serving systems, as well as across state and local lines.
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:
For more information about IOYouth, contact Nina Salomon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Statewide Juvenile Justice Improvement Initiative: Improving Outcomes for Youth under the Supervision of Nevada’s Juvenile Justice System
- The Statewide Juvenile Justice Improvement Initiative in Nevada: First Presentation
- The Statewide Juvenile Justice Improvement Initiative in Nevada: Second Presentation
- The Statewide Juvenile Justice Improvement Initiative in Nevada: Third Presentation
- Nevada’s Statewide Approach to Reducing Recidivism and Improving Outcomes for Youth in the Juvenile Justice System
- Improving Outcomes for Youth in New Mexico
- Colorado Improving Outcomes for Youth Task Force