Since 2016, the Council of Juvenile Justice Administrators and Center for Juvenile Justice Reform at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy have operated the Youth in Custody Practice Model Initiative—a research-based effort designed to improve services for youth in custody, from facility admission to community reentry.
Through the YICPM, CJJA and CJJR have worked with 10 state and county-based juvenile justice agencies to enhance their approaches across many domains, such as:
- Creating a safe and healthy facility environment
- Ensuring a better supported and equipped workforce
- Engaging youth and families
- Delivering high-quality facility-based education, programming, and health services
- Effectively motivating positive youth behavior
- Developing a more seamless and coordinated reentry process