ARCYF- JUVENILE JUSTICE REFORM SUBCOMMITTEE

ARCYF- JUVENILE JUSTICE REFORM SUBCOMMITTEE

The Juvenile Justice Subcommittee was established in September 2014. The Subcommittee was tasked with developing a strategic plan to improve practices and policies in juvenile probation that will ultimately improve outcomes for youth and families. The Subcommittee was guided by the following principles outlined in the white paper from the Council of State Governments Justice Center and the National Reentry Resource Center entitled Core Principles for Reducing Recidivism and Improving Other Outcomes for Youth in the Juvenile Justice System :

  1. Base supervision, service, and resource-allocation decisions on the results of validated risk and needs assessments.
  2. Adopt and effectively implement programs and services demonstrated to reduce recidivism and improve other youth outcomes, and use data to evaluate system performance and direct system improvements.
  3. Employ a coordinated approach across service systems to address youth's needs.
  4. Tailor system policies, programs, and supervision to reflect the distinct developmental needs of adolescents.