Models for Change focused on a set of targeted reform areas to trigger broad juvenile justice system change. A group of cores states, action networks and resource center partners generated tools, resources, and lessons to promote reforms related to those issues.
Post-release services, supervision and supports that help committed youth transition safely and successfully back into the community.
Local alternatives to formal processing and incarceration.
Dual status youth
Coordinated, multi-system interventions to improve outcomes for youth in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems.
Programs and services of demonstrated effectiveness in improving behavior.
Juvenile indigent defense
Meaningful access to legal counsel for all youth.
Collaborative approaches to meet the mental health needs of youth without unnecessary juvenile justice system involvement.
Data-driven strategies to reduce racial and ethnic disparities and promote a more fair juvenile justice system.
Status offense reform
Strategies to safely and effectively divert non-delinquent youth from the formal juvenile justice system.