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NCJ Number: 251356 Find in a Library
Title: Implementing Juvenile Justice System Improvement in Georgia
Corporate Author: Crime and Justice Institute
United States of America
Date Published: October 2017
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: Crime and Justice Institute
Boston, MA 02116
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 2014-ZB-BX-K011
Sale Source: Crime and Justice Institute
355 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Legislation/Policy Description; Program/Project Description; Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Technical Assistance)
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report describes the provisions, implementation, and impact of a Georgia law enacted in 2013 with the goals of reducing the number of justice-involved youth placed in youth facilities, with the savings to be used for the implementation of evidence-based community corrections programs.
Abstract: As a result of this policy change, Georgia has been able to invest $37 million in its Juvenile Justice Incentive Grant Program since FY 2014. The state’s Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC) manages the grant program and oversees contracted community-based providers for the delivery of evidence-based programs. Georgia’s selection as one of three inaugural states to participate in the federal Comprehensive Juvenile Justice System Improvement Initiative has enabled the CJCC to receive funding and technical assistance to ensure the programs being delivered are consistent with the program manuals and the methods of delivery that had been evaluated as effective. The technical assistance provided by the Crime and Justice Institute (CJI) under the Comprehensive Juvenile Justice System Improvement Initiative has guided CJCC in the development of a model fidelity assessment process that will continue into the future.
Main Term(s): Juvenile justice reform
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; Evidence-Based Programs; Georgia (USA); Juvenile Corrections/Detention; Juvenile detention reform; OJJDP grant-related documents; OJJDP Resources; State laws
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