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
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.
Source: Butts, Bazemore, and Meroe (2010)
Assume you are preparing a plan of interventions for a youth on supervision or aftercare, not in an out-of-home placement.
Propose 3 specific things that you would like the youth either to achieve or experience during a period of intervention.
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.
Propose simple measurement strategies that could be used to assess the youth’s progress or completion of each goal.
Even a perfect mental health treatmentsystem would not eliminate juvenile crimeand recidivism
The overlap between crime and mentalhealth is misunderstood (and often misused)
Director, Research & Evaluation CenterJohn Jay College of Criminal JusticeCity University of New York