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)