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Nevada's Assembly Bill 472

AB472 establishes policies to reduce recidivism and improve outcomes for juvenile justice involved youth. The Juvenile Justice Oversight Commission was established under this bill to oversee implementation and coordinate policy and practice. AB472 also established an "evidence-based program resource center", now the Nevada Center for Juvenile Justice Innovation, to support quality programs and practices in Nevada's juvenile justice system.

Nevada Center for Juvenile Justice Innovation

The VISION of the Nevada Center for Juvenile Justice Innovation is for all children who have contact with the juvenile justice system to receive the right service at the right time.

The MISSION of the Nevada Center for Juvenile Justice Innovation is to provide research, training, and technical assistance on evidence-based programs, practices, and tools to be used by counties, the State, facilities and service providers.

Evidence-Based Practices Definition Matrix
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What Does Evidence-Based Mean in Nevada?

Nevada's diverse juvenile justice system benefits from a continuum of services that promote effective and innovative programming. This includes both brand-name curricula that have been empirically tested as well as emerging and promising practices that are based in research. Juvenile justice programs in Nevada will be categorized using the Evidence-Based Practices Definition Matrix, which categorizes programs based on their level of effectiveness and strength of research evidence.

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Newsletter: Reducing Isolation in Juvenile Facilities

Research indicates that solitary confinement, segregation, or long periods of isolation can cause significant mental distress, anxiety and increase self harm behaviors. This newsletter highlights Nevada's policy and national standards regarding the use of isolation in juvenile facilities. Strategies to reduce isolation in juvenile facilities are also included.

Reducing Isolation in Juvenile Facilities

NCJJI Training Video: Developing Logic Models for Juvenile Justice Programming

Logic models are important tools that can help those individuals starting or currently administering a juvenile justice program ensure that program outcomes and treatment modalities are tied to participant risk factors. The process of creating a logic model can also help the program administrator understand how their program fits into Nevada's continuum of services and is a crucial beginning step of evaluating a program's effectiveness. This video explains what logic models are and highlights how juvenile justice program administrators can use them effectively.