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Smart on Juvenile Justice: Community Supervision Training and Technical Assistance Program

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2015, $650,000)

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. This grant program will provide training and technical assistance to state and local government agencies and federally recognized Indian tribes to support their efforts to implement evidence-based reform strategies to reduce recidivism and improve outcomes for juveniles under community supervision.

The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center will provide training and technical assistance (TTA) to the FY 2015 Smart on Juvenile Justice Community Supervision grantees, and TTA nationally, by request, to reduce recidivism and improve other outcomes for youth under community supervision. The CSG Justice Center will partner with the Robert F. Kennedy National Resource Center for Juvenile Justice and the American Probation and Parole Association to design and deliver comprehensive TTA that strengthens grantees’ ability to (1) coordinate reentry and community supervision activities; (2) adopt and effectively implement “what works;” and (3) use data to evaluate progress and drive improvement efforts. The CSG Justice Center and partners have extensive experience providing TTA to juvenile correctional and community supervision agencies. The CSG Justice Center and its partners will complement individualized TTA with ongoing training, distance learning opportunities, and access to best practice resources to help grantees and the community supervision field to identify and implement research-based practices.


Date Created: September 29, 2015