Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $50,000)
As many as 100,000 youth younger than 18 years old are released from juvenile correctional facilities every year. These young people often return to their communities with complex needs, such as physical and behavioral health issues and barriers to education and employment. The FY 2015 Second Chance Act Smart on Juvenile Justice: Community Supervision Program will provide planning grants to state and local government agencies and federally recognized Native American/Alaskan Native tribes to support their efforts to develop and finalize a comprehensive juvenile community supervision reform strategic plan that will implement evidence-based supervision strategies to reduce recidivism and improve outcomes for juveniles under community supervision.
The goal of this project is to develop a comprehensive, data-driven strategic plan for juvenile justice programs and services. The strategic plan will address the programs and services provided to juveniles by the Judiciary as well as the Judiciarys role within the juvenile justice system on Guam. Key components to be addressed include the implementation of evidence-based tools and practices (to include assessment-driven supervision), data collection and management, community partnerships, and monitoring and evaluation. The Judiciary will acquire services of the consultants from the Robert F. Kennedy (RFK) National Resource Center for Juvenile Justice, led by the RFK Childrens Action Corps. These consultants have an established relationship with the Judiciary of Guam through their current work in juvenile justice reform. CA/NCF