Family Engagement in Juvenile Justice Systems: Building a Strategy and Shifting the Culture

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According to this guide from The Council of State Governments Justice Center, juvenile justice systems are increasingly recognizing the importance of working with families. Now, more than ever, the authors argue, courts, probation, and corrections agencies should consider a fundamental shift away from an ad-hoc, system-centered approach to a culture and strategy that centers families in supervision and service policies and practices.

This resource presents a framework to support jurisdictions in making this shift and features (1) a family-driven organization that works to ensure that family voice and power are present across all system decision points and (2) a jurisdiction that has implemented policy and practice change to center families.

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