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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: Using SMART Goals in Case Planning

Goal setting is a common aspect of our daily lives, from setting personal exercise goals to developing work related goals to implement evidence-based practices. In the juvenile justice context, developing SMART goals or using the SMART methodology can help create a through line from the risk or need identified directly to the desired outcome.

Using SMART Goals in Case Planning

NCJJI Training Video: Gender Justice- Understanding and Supporting Girls and Young Women in the Youth Legal System

Every day, young girls enter a juvenile justice system that was not designed with their needs in mind. Unfortunately, the number of programs and interventions designed to respond to their unique circumstances and needs has lagged behind. This 90 minute webinar, facilitated by Francine Sherman, Clinical Professor Emerita at Boston College Law School, highlights the unique experiences and pathways for girls in the youth legal system and identifies strategies to meet their needs.