Improving the Effectiveness of Juvenile Justice Programs: A New Perspective on Evidence-Based Practice

Georgetown Public Policy Institute’s Center for Juvenile Justice Reform released a paper today titled “Improving the Effectiveness of Juvenile Justice Programs: A New Perspective on Evidence-Based Practice.” The paper is co-authored by Mark W. Lipsey, James C. Howell, Marion R. Kelly, Gabrielle Chapman, and Darin Carver. The paper presents a new approach to evidence-based practice that will produce better outcomes for youth involved in the juvenile justice system. The paper begins with an overview of the different approaches to evidence-based practice and introduces a tool Dr. Lipsey has developed to better make use of our vast knowledge base. It then embeds this new approach within a comprehensive juvenile justice framework that will allow our increased knowledge to benefit the entire juvenile justice continuum, rather than a handful programs serving a limited number of youth.

http://www.cbjjfl.org/userfiles/files/documents/publications/1-3-11%20Updates/Center%20for%20JJ%20Reform%20Improving%20Effectivenss%20of%20JJ%20Programs.pdf