Georgetown University’s Center for Juvenile Justice Reform has developed a model that describes the specific practices that need to be in place within a jurisdiction in order to reduce the number of youth who “crossover” between the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. The Crossover Youth Practice Model (CYPM) infuses values and standards; evidence-based practices, policies and procedures; and quality assurance processes. It also provides a template for how states can impact their response to “crossover” youth and improve outcomes. Overall goals for sites participating in the CYPM are:
- A reduction in the number of youth placed in out-of-home care;
- A reduction in the use of facility placements;
- A reduction in the over-representation of children of color; and
- A reduction in the number of youth becoming supervised under both child welfare and juvenile justice agencies.
Nebraska has one local CYPM site in Douglas County, this implementation team began efforts in 2012. In early 2014, Gage, Lancaster, and Dodge Counties also commenced planning discussions for incorporating the CYPM. Nebraska’s Office of Probation Administration is the lead agency coordinating CYPM work throughout the state and is provided technical assistance from Georgetown University’s Center for Juvenile Justice Reform.
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