Below, you’ll find organizations with expertise related to evidence-based practices in the area of juvenile justice. The list is not exhaustive, but should be useful for those who wish to learn more.

Association for the Advancement of Evidence-Based Practice
Special expertise: evidence-based practices

Blueprints for Healthy Youth Development
Special expertise: evidence-based practices

Center for Children’s Law and Policy
Special expertise: detention reform, diversion, racial/ethnic fairness

Center for Juvenile Justice Reform (Georgetown)
Special expertise: systems of care, collaboration

Coalition for Juvenile Justice
Special expertise: detention reform, diversion, positive youth justice, prevention, status offenses

George Mason University
Department of Criminology, Law, and Society
Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy
Special expertise: evidence-based policing, crime and place; systematic reviews; and criminal justice policy evaluation

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Research and Evaluation Center
Special expertise: community-based alternatives, evidence-based practices, positive youth justice, systemic change

Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI)
Annie E. Casey Foundation
JDAI Help Desk
Special expertise: deincarceration, diversion, detention alternatives, community-based alternatives, evidence-based practices, racial/ethnic fairness (DMC)

Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Public Health, Institute for Public Health and Justice
Lead entity for Louisiana Models for Change.
Special Expertise: community-based alternatives, implementation of evidence-based practices, juvenile indigent defense, racial-ethnic fairness, screening and assessment, status offenders

Mental Health and Juvenile Justice Collaborative for Change
A member of the Models for Change Resource Center Partnership. Coordinated by the National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice at Policy Research Associates.
Special expertise:  community-based alternatives, competence to stand trial, comprehensive reform, diversion, family involvement, evidence-based practices, mental health, preventing suicide among justice involved youth, screening and assessment

Models for Change
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Special expertise: aftercare, comprehensive reform, diversion, community-based alternatives, evidence-based practices, juvenile indigent defense, racial/ethnic fairness (DMC)

National Council on Crime and Delinquency
Special expertise: deincarceration, diversion, evidence-based practices

Pennsylvania Council of Chief Juvenile Probation Officers
Special expertise: aftercare, diversion, evidence-based practices, juvenile mental health, restorative justice

RFK National Resource Center for Juvenile Justice
Special expertise: youth involved in both the juvenile justice and the child welfare system; systems of care, collaboration.

Status Offense Reform Center (run by the Vera Institute of Justice, listed below)
Special expertise: status offender system reform; implementing systemic change

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Special expertise: community-based alternatives, evidence-based practices, mental health, substance abuse, trauma informed care

Technical Assistance Collaborative
Special expertise: health care, Medicaid, evidence-based practice, substance abuse

U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
Special expertise: diversion, evidence-based practices, prevention, specialty courts, truancy

Vera Institute of Justice
Center on Youth Justice
Special expertise: status offender system reform, detention reform, placement reform

Washington State Institute for Public Policy (WSIPP)
Special expertise: evidence-based treatment programs, evidence-based practices, cost effectiveness, community-based alternatives

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