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A Micro and Macro-Level Assessment of Juvenile Justice Placement Reform in Ohio


The University of Cincinnati is evaluating an Ohio juvenile justice improvement initiative. Similar to other states in the country, Ohio has introduced policies and practices to improve system performance and youth outcomes, with a particular focus on reducing the number of placements in state facilities in favor of community-based alternatives. This research will further the understanding about whether these reforms have led to changes in the number of youth in the system, community safety, and use of alternatives to incarceration, as well as costs.

This project is funded under the Assessing the Impact of Juvenile Justice Reforms Program, which supports research and evaluations to investigate whether certain juvenile justice policies and practices produce better outcomes for youth, improve public safety, and/or achieve a greater return on taxpayer investments.

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Date Created: March 30, 2020