Data Informed Strategies for Improving Policy and Practice

With funding from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Research and Evaluation (R&E) Center at John Jay College of Criminal Justice extended its program of research and technical assistance on juvenile justice realignment, or efforts to shift programs and resources for young offenders away from centralized, state-run facilities and into locally-operated, community-based, and non-residential programs. The project began in 2010 when the Commissioner of the New York City Department of Probation asked the R&E Center at John Jay College to summarize existing knowledge about justice realignment efforts and to address the potential for successful realignment in New York City and New York State. The Center reviewed the research literature and compiled the results of previous studies and investigations. The effort was supplemented with $12,000 in funding from the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

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Project Staff

Jeffrey Butts, PI
Douglas Evans
Jennifer Ortiz
Rhoda Ramdeen

Funding

$12,000. Annie E. Casey Foundation
Nathaniel R. Balis and Tom Woods, Juvenile Justice Strategy Group