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
Click the image above to download.

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.

What's New

NCJJI Training Video: Using Nevada's Evidence-based Practice Definition Matrix

The Nevada Center for Juvenile Justice Innovation (NCJJI) developed this training video to help juvenile justice stakeholders in Nevada understand and apply Nevada's definition of "evidence-based" using the Evidence-based Practice Definition Matrix.  The video, presented by Humboldt County Juvenile Services Director Pauline Salla, provides guidance to determine where juvenile justice programs for youth fit along the evidence-based continuum.