Juvenile Justice Reform

  • City Leadership to Promote Black Male Achievement

    City Leadership to Promote Black Male Achievement

    This municipal action guide highlights potential strategies and promising city approaches for reducing the persistent disparities between black males and their peers in the areas of education, work and family.

  • Combining Urban Forestry with Youth Employment Opportunities

    This case study highlights how an urban forestry initiative in New Haven has brought together multiple community stakeholders to create workforce development opportunities for at-risk youth and formerly incarcerated residents.

  • Reducing Gang Violence through Reentry Services

    The risk of recidivism is extremely high for the growing numbers of formerly incarcerated people are released from prison, jail, or other correctional facilities. This action guide, published as part of the California Cities Gang Prevention Network initiative, highlights strategies and action steps for delivering effective reentry services, particularly to gang-affiliated individuals

  • Elected Official's Toolkit for Jail Reentry

    While there has been increased attention to reentry from state and federal prisons in recent years, little attention has been paid to the 9 million individuals annually released from local jails. This Urban Institute toolkit can help local elected officials improve the jail-to-community reentry process and reduce recidivism rates.

  • City Officials Discuss Local Structures for Reengaging Disconnected Youth

    Cross-system teams from six cities convened in Hartford, Conn., in April 2011 to deepen city strategies to reengage disconnected youth - 16-24 year-olds who are out of school and out of work, including many who are "aging out" of public care systems.

  • Toolkit on Reducing Gang Violence Features Successful Intervention Strategies

    The YEF Institute's toolkit, Preventing Gang Violence and Building Communities Where Young People Thrive, draws upon lessons learned over three years from the California Cities Gang Prevention Network, and contains examples of promising approaches to intervene with youth involved in the juvenile justice system.