Establishing a Framework for Juvenile Justice Reform Based on Positive Youth Development

Establishing a Framework for Juvenile Justice Reform Based on Positive Youth Development

Researchers reviewed the scientific evidence behind positive youth development and proposed a theoretical and evaluative framework that could be used to build developmentally-appropriate interventions for justice-involved youth.

Identifying and Managing Juvenile Justice Delays

Identifying and Managing Juvenile Justice Delays

Researchers from Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago worked with the National Center for Juvenile Justice to analyze patterns in delinquency case processing time and the methods used by juvenile courts to monitor and improve their timeliness.

Evaluation of the City of Chicago’s Juvenile Intervention and Support Center (JISC)

Evaluation of the City of Chicago’s Juvenile Intervention and Support Center (JISC)

Chapin Hall researchers conducted an “evaluability assessment” of Chicago's Juvenile Intervention and Support Center (JISC) to determine its suitability for evaluation and to work with staff to enact procedural modifications needed to facilitate future evaluation activities.

Reclaiming Futures

Reclaiming Futures

The National Evaluation of Reclaiming Futures was a 5-year effort by researchers from the Urban Institute (in collaboration with Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago after 2005) who worked with the 10 Reclaiming Futures communities and the initiative's National Program Office to evaluate the impact of the initiative and to examine selected policy and practice issues as they emerged within each site.