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OJJDP Initiative To Develop Juvenile Reentry Measurement Standards

OJJDP launched the Initiative to Develop Juvenile Reentry Measurement Standards to establish a model to assist jurisdictions in measuring services and outcomes in juvenile reentry. The project also aims to align measurement practices across jurisdictions, and improve the assessment of juvenile reentry services' impact on public safety and youth outcomes.

Bridging Research and Practice for Juvenile Justice

Translating research into practice requires a systematic approach grounded in implementation science and input from practitioners. This document details such an approach for The Bridge Project— an effort designed to facilitate translation of juvenile justice research into actionable policy and practice changes through the development of practitioner-friendly, application-ready products. The underlying decisionmaking framework for this project includes: a continuous consideration of evidence, stakeholder feedback, and input carefully weighed and considered at multiple decision points

Changing Risk Trajectories and Health Outcomes for Vulnerable Adolescents: Reclaiming the Future

Adolescents in the juvenile justice system are underserved and understudied even though they are disproportionately affected by myriad health risks and comorbidities.1 Less well understood is whether duration of incarceration is associated with poorer long-term health outcomes and whether risk behaviors persist into adulthood. This issue of Pediatrics provides 2 studies addressing these questions.

Understanding Research and Practice Gaps in Juvenile Justice Early Insights

Most juvenile justice practitioners are aware of the value of research and evidence-based practices, but few resources exist to help them apply research-informed practices in ways that respect the identities and developmental needs of youth. These and other findings are highlighted in this brief, which documents themes from interviews with key juvenile justice stakeholders. Interview findings reveal the most pressing research and practice gaps in the field, the barriers practitioners face in accessing and implementing research, and the audiences that could benefit most from research translation tools and products.

OJJDP Releases Research-Based Guidelines For Juvenile Drug Treatment Courts

WASHINGTON, Dec. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Office of Justice Programs' (OJP) Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) today released the research-based Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Guidelines to support judges, professional court staff, and families in responding to the needs of youth with substance use disorders.

PUBLICATION ADVISORY: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Releases "Juvenile Residential Facility Census, 2014: Selected Findings"

WASHINGTON, Nov. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Office of Justice Programs' (OJP) Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) today released Juvenile Residential Facility Census, 2014:  Selected Findings, a biannual census that collects information about characteristics of facilities for justice-involved youth, such as their size, structure, type, ownership, security arrangements and the range of services they provide to youth in their care.

Juvenile Justice: An Examination of Disparities in Dispositions

The present study tests the utility of status characteristics and expectation states theory in the context of the juvenile court. The theory contends that there is dispositional certainty when case related factors are consistently rated serious or nonserious; the severity of the sanction will reflect the seriousness of the case. However, the likelihood of sentencing disparities based on individual characteristics (e.g., race and SES) increases as case related factors become increasingly inconsistent, with some rated serious and others rated nonserious.