Making Young Persons' Reentry Successful

Second Chance Month
April 2023

Evaluation & Sustainability
Youth & Young Adults

Making Young Persons' Reentry Successful

Setting Young People Up For Successful Reentry Cover

April 18, 2023

Adolescent development research over the last decade tells us what justice-involved young people need to be successful when they leave residential placement and/or exit community supervision: education, employment, family and community connections, stable housing, at least one positive adult relationship, confidence, resilience, and hope- to name a few.

As part of a cooperative agreement with Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), Performance-based Standards (PbS) operationalized the research findings into reentry practice standards and data to measure how well the practices are implemented - shifting the field from a focus on preventing and measuring failure, aka recidivism, to positive youth outcomes. Juvenile justice leaders from Alabama, Kansas and Rhode Island shared how they use data to create successful reentry programs and strategies.



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