Center for Juvenile Justice Reform: Youth in Custody Practice Model
The Youth in Custody Practice Model (YICPM) initiative is designed to assist state and county juvenile justice agencies and facility providers to implement a comprehensive and effective service delivery approach.
The Youth in Custody Practice Model offers agencies and facilities guidance on essential practices in four key areas:
- Case planning
- Facility-based services (e.g., education, behavioral health, behavior management,
- Community-based services
The enumerated practices stem from the view that services and approaches for system-involved youth and their families should be: research-based; developmentally appropriate; family-centered; individually focused and predicated on validated assessments; strength-based; trauma-informed; data-informed and outcome-driven; culturally responsive; and coordinated. Ultimately, the goals of the YICPM initiative are to (1) promote safe, fair, and healthy environments for youth, staff, and families; (2) prepare, equip, empower, and support staff to provide effective services; (3) increase positive youth and family experiences and outcomes; and (4) enhance community safety.
Amount: No monetary awards will be made. The Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators, the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy, and a team of consultants will provide selected agencies with 18 months of Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) to align core, research-based principles with everyday practice, and achieve more positive outcomes for youth, families, staff, and communities. Up to four sites will be selected to participate in the program.
Eligibility: Applications will be accepted from state or county juvenile justice agencies; state or county juvenile justice agencies and private facility provider organizations with which the agencies contract; and private facility provider organizations.
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