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Applying the Positive Youth Justice Model. Jeffrey A. Butts, Ph.D. John Jay College of Criminal Justice City University of New York 2011 Conference of the Oregon Juvenile Department Directors Association September 19, 2011. 2010 Report from CJJ.

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Applying the Positive Youth Justice Model

Jeffrey A. Butts, Ph.D.

John Jay College of Criminal Justice

City University of New York

2011 Conference of the Oregon Juvenile Department Directors Association

September 19, 2011

2010 report from cjj
2010 Report from CJJ

Butts, Jeffrey A., Gordon Bazemore, and Aundra Saa Meroe (2010) 

Positive youth justice: Framing justice interventions using the concepts of positive youth development

Washington, DC: Coalition for Juvenile Justice.

www.juvjustice.org

our model positive youth justice
Our Model: Positive Youth Justice

Source: Butts, Bazemore, and Meroe (2010)

step 1 choose 1 domain
Step 1 – Choose 1 Domain

Assume you are preparing a plan of interventions for a youth on supervision or aftercare, not in an out-of-home placement.

  • Work
  • Education
  • Relationships
  • Community
  • Health
  • Creativity
step 2 for your domain only
Step 2 – For Your Domain Only

Propose 3 specific things that you would like the youth either to achieve or experience during a period of intervention.

step 3 for your 3 goals
Step 3 – For Your 3 Goals

Propose strategies or approaches that could be used to help the youth meet these specific goals.

Could involve public agency, private providers, community partners, volunteers, etc.

step 4 for your 3 goals
Step 4 – For Your 3 Goals

Propose simple measurement strategies that could be used to assess the youth’s progress or completion of each goal.

  • Strategies must be feasible and affordable and lead to individual-level outcome measures.
more than mental health treatment
More Than Mental Health Treatment

 Even a perfect mental health treatmentsystem would not eliminate juvenile crimeand recidivism

 The overlap between crime and mentalhealth is misunderstood (and often misused)

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contact information
Contact Information

Jeffrey A. Butts, Ph.D.

Director, Research & Evaluation CenterJohn Jay College of Criminal JusticeCity University of New York

www.jjay.cuny.edu/rec

[email protected]

www.jeffreybutts.net

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