This webinar will highlight key messages from the brief, "Systems in Crisis: Revamping the Juvenile Justice Workforce and Core Strategies for Improving Public Safety and Youth Outcomes," and accompanying fact sheets that detail shorter-term hiring and retention best practices that can help jurisdictions rethink their juvenile justice workforce.
The brief calls on policymakers and juvenile justice system leaders nationwide to wrestle with three critical questions that sit at the heart of ongoing staffing instability:
- Who are the individuals who should be responsible for protecting community safety and working with the most vulnerable adolescents in your state or community?
- What treatment environments best support improved public safety and outcomes not only for youth but for the professionals who are responsible for their safety, supervision, and rehabilitation?
- What interventions matter when it comes to reducing recidivism and supporting youth to transition to a crime-free, productive adulthood?
- Josh Weber, Deputy Division Director, Corrections and Reentry, CSG Justice Center
- Michael Umpierre, Director, Georgetown University Center for Juvenile Justice Reform
- Mindy Smith, Executive Director, University of Cincinnati Corrections Institute