From a Google+ Hangout hosted by the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange involving Jeffrey Butts and Cynthia Lum from George Mason University.
The Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE.org) hosted a Google Hangout (online live chat) between the director of the R&E Center, Jeffrey Butts, and Cynthia Lum from the Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy at George Mason University. The conversation covered a number of topics, including the nature of evidence-based practices, how programs or practices become evidence-based, and the forces that can make the connections between evidence and practice problematic.
Butts, Jeffrey A. (2012). Introduction to Evidence-Based Practices. Presented to the Children’s Aid Society Evidence Based Practices Forum. New York, NY. PowerPoint 1: Evidence-Based Models for Court-Involved Youth PowerPoint 2: How Researchers Generate and Interpret Evidence
What does the future hold for juvenile justice reform? Were the changes that occurred over the past ten years a permanent shift in policy and practice, or were they merely a temporary reaction to tight budgets and low rates of violent crime? Will policymakers maintain reforms if and when crime rises or budgets rebound?
Butts, Jeffrey A. (2012). Mental Health, Substance Abuse & Brain Development in Juvenile Offenders. Introductory remarks for a panel discussion at the Tow Foundation symposium: “Kids Behind Bars.” John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Center on Media, Crime and Justice. New York, NY. April 23, 2012.
Butts, Jeffrey (2012). National Trends in Youth Crime. Presented to the Seventh Annual Harry Frank Guggenheim Symposium on Crime in America, February 6, 2012. John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, NY.
Building a Juvenile Justice System for the Future. Presented to the Michigan Family Impact Seminar, Michigan State Capitol.
This session provided an overview of the research on adolescent brain development and the implications of developmental factors on efforts to engage youth and young adults in reentry.
Portland State University School of Social Work Summer Symposium on Youth Mentoring Presentation to researchers and practitioners at the summer symposium at Portland State University, telling the audience that youth mentoring deserves to be a key component of the juvenile justice system.