In a new blog post, OJJDP Administrator Liz Ryan announced the launch of OJJDP’s Youth and Family Partnership Working Group.
This internal working group will solicit input from justice-involved youth and their families to develop recommendations for OJJDP, establish best practices, and assess programs and performance measures for meeting the needs of youth.
"To be legitimate, OJJDP’s work must be informed by youth,” Administrator Ryan wrote. “I am excited to launch the Youth and Family Partnership Working Group, and I look forward to hearing from the field on how OJJDP can move forward on this important endeavor.”
The working group will update policy guidance on youth and family engagement and develop a strategic plan that will inform how OJJDP elevates the voices of youth and families.