The Crime and Justice Institute (CJI), a division of Community Resources for Justice, through funding from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), is available to provide intensive training and technical assistance (TTA) to competitively selected local jurisdictions to meet the goals of the Second Chance Act. The overarching goals for this program are to improve community supervision practices, produce better outcomes for youth and communities, reduce recidivism, and enhance public safety. For purposes of this opportunity, “community supervision” includes youth placed on supervised probation at the time of disposition and youth released from a juvenile facility under juvenile corrections or juvenile court jurisdiction and placed on aftercare supervision.
Crime and Justice Institute (CJI)
TTA will be customized and tailored to each selected site's unique needs and goals. The following are examples of TTA local jurisdictions may receive as part of this initiative:
1. Support stakeholders by implementing supervision policies, practices, and programs.
2. Analyze relevant juvenile justice data and system assessments.
3. Assess the capability of agencies to collect, analyze and share information.
4. Develop agency- and program-specific implementation plans.
5. Conduct staff trainings that provide skills to help reduce recidivism and increase equitable outcomes for youth and families.
6. Facilitate implementation of data-driven improvement strategies and analyze impact.
7. Assist with implementing programs and strategies to address disparities and inequities.
8. Provide consultation on resource allocation strategies for reinvestment of saved or averted costs due to community supervision improvements.
9. Analyze system indicators to measure impact.
10. Assist with sustainability planning, including performance measurement and quality improvement.
- Court Personnel
- Juvenile Justice Specialists
- Probation Officers
- State Advisory Groups
- Tribal Community
Applications will be accepted from local, regional, or Tribal community supervision agencies. Agencies seeking statewide training and technical assistance are ineligible to apply.
Youth Justice Manager
- At-risk Behavior
- Community-based Prevention
- Case Management
- Delinquency Prevention
- Evidence-based Practices
- Graduated Sanctions
- Juvenile Justice System Improvement
- Performance Measures
- Positive Youth Development
- Protective Factors
- Racial and Ethnic Minorities/DMC
- Risk Factors
- Rural Area Juvenile Programs
- State Advisory Groups (SAGs)