Transforming Juvenile Probation: A Vision for Getting it Right
Source: The Anne E. Casey Foundation
Resource Type: Website or Webpage Article
Focus Population: People with Criminal Justice System Involvement
Topics: Criminal or Juvenile Justice System
This report delivers the evidence and rationale for two interdependent approaches. First, it calls for reducing the size of the probation population dramatically by diverting far more youth from the juvenile justice system to community resources. Second, it seeks to transform probation into a more effective intervention for the much smaller population of youth who will remain on probation officer’s caseloads. It describes necessary elements of reform, such as building relationships; embracing families and community organizations; motivating youth through incentives and opportunities; and setting clear and meaningful outcome goals for probation itself.