Webinar: Compliance Is Not Enough: Empowering Youth to Grow Out of Offending


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This webinar hosted by the Robert F. Kennedy National Resource Center for Juvenile Justice discusses the new Growth Focused Case Management (GFCM) and supervision approach, which empowers youth to form a positive identity and progress beyond mere cessation of delinquent activity. The webinar session was led by Jonathan Cloud, the author of the innovative GFCM approach and the four practices for supporting formation of a positive identity. The webinar details practical examples of how GFCM can complement risk-needs responsivity (RNR) instruments and includes a focus on positively including the youth in case planning.

The webinar also features the Milwaukee County Division of Youth and Family Services as they discuss their early findings, implementation challenges, and successes. Additionally, leadership personnel representing participating sites within the Dennis M. Mondoro Probation and Juvenile Justice System Enhancement Project share initial reactions to the practicality of the GFCM  approach and its compatibility with RNR approaches.