Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $607,027)
New Hampshire is applying for OJJDP solicitiation for delinquency prevention funding for FY22 to supporting ongoing efforts in the State to improve outcomes for youth involved and prior to entering the juvenile justice system. New Hampshire is engaged in a juvenile justice transformation with support from the Anney Casey Foundation and has made many strides with much work ahead. The transformation process has many action based tasks that are supported through programs, services, and policy and legislative changes.
New Hampshire intends to continue projects to assess youth needs and strengths through ongoing implementation of the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strenths tool being utilized at all levels of invovlement with the juvenile justice system from a youths first contact with law enforcement through secure confinement. The outcomes and recommendations of these assessments help juvenile probation officers make informed recommenations to courts and families allowing for more detailed case planning.
New Hampshire is working to incentivize youth invovled in the juvenile justice system and is moving towards a coaching vs refereeing role in its probation supervision. The state is investing in pre court services through trainings to diversion programs and community stakeholders in restorative practices. New Hampshire will continue to work on goals outlined in the 3 year plan following the guidelines of OJJDP.