The Juvenile Justice Commission (JJC) offers a range of services to respond to the challenges of youth returning to their communities from a period of confinement. WRI examined the effectiveness of services provided to youth, including transitional living programs; interaction between JJC components and external partners; and effectiveness of JJC’s existing data system to evaluate the program’s success.
To accomplish the objectives of this assessment, WRI utilized a mixed methods approach including semi structured interviews, focus groups and surveys to examine the relationship between internal and external systems charged with the responsibility of preparing a juvenile for successful reentry. In addition, quantitative analyses of JJC and Department of Labor (DOL) data was conducted to measure the effectiveness of employment services provided to returning youth. > more (PDF)