Evaluating Race Equity and Family Engagement Strategies to Reform the Deep End of Juvenile Justice
This webinar described an evaluation, Keeping Youth Out of the Deep End of the Juvenile Justice System, which pinpointed tactics for engaging families and creating strategies that target equitable outcomes for youth of color. These youth are overrepresented in institutions in the so-called deep end of the juvenile justice system, including youth prisons and residential institutions.
Webinar panelists identified:
• the evaluation’s methods and main findings related to probation and other juvenile jus-tice practices, with a focus on how a mixed-methods approach informed findings on racial equity and youth and family engagement;
• activities and approaches that local juvenile justice system stakeholders and community partners used to reduce out-of-home placement for justice-involved youth, particularly youth of color; and
• considerations for building equity and engagement into evaluation.