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.

Using SMART Goals in Probation Case Planning - Day 3

The third session offers guidance on using data to measure compliance and progress towards goal attainment. This session also introduces the concept of behavior contracts as a way to improve a youth’s progress towards completing goals.

Using SMART Goals in Probation Case Planning - Day 2

The second session incorporates the use of incentives and sanctions to respond to youth behavior. The session then combines the concepts from the first session to combine SMART goals, incentives, sanctions, and case management together.

Using SMART Goals in Probation Case Planning - Day 1

This first session lays the foundation for the 3-day training and focuses on the role of the probation officer in the juvenile justice system and explores differences between monitoring compliance and case management as it applies to juvenile probation. Day 1 concludes with an introduction to the SMART goals concepts.

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.

NCJJI Training Video: Building Evidence to Determine Your Program's Effectiveness

This video is designed to help juvenile services departments begin building evidence to determine the effectiveness of their programs and determine their eligibility for funding from DCFS. This video focuses specifically on the criteria necessary to fit within the Evidence Informed category of Nevada's Evidence Based Practices Definition Matrix, which is the least restrictive category still eligible for funding from DCFS.

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.