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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.

What's New

Newsletter: Updated Desktop Guide to Good Juvenile Probation Practice

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges recently updated the Desktop Guide to Good Juvenile Probation Practice. This third iteration of the Guide is a web-based resource that includes evidence-based practices, information from those in the field, a section devoted to special considerations for certain youth populations, and much more. This newsletter shares some of the highlights of the new web resource.

Updated Desktop Guide to Good Juvenile Probation Practice

NCJJI Training Video: Continuous Quality Improvement for Juvenile Justice Organizations

Juvenile justice organizations are under increased pressure to demonstrate accountability and ensure the services they provide are effective. Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) is a process that can help juvenile justice organizations use their own data to continually improve services with the goal of achieving the best possible outcomes for youth. This video describes a process for how juvenile justice organizations can adopt and implement CQI principles.