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Juvenile Justice

Our focus on juvenile justice helps jurisdictions craft developmentally appropriate interventions that serve the behavioral health needs of youth in contact with the juvenile justice system. Our goal in working with jurisdictions is to generate better outcomes for vulnerable young people and maintain safety for youth and their families, youth-serving professionals, and communities. Our researched-based, data-driven initiatives improve life opportunities for youth through systems and practice improvements in communities, jurisdictions, and tribal nations.


Youth Engagement Strategies to Prepare Youth for Successful Adulthood

2017 - 2020

This project was designed to develop a suite of stakeholder-informed resources to integrate youth engagement strategies in federal agencies and federally funded programs.

National Center for Youth Opportunity and Justice

2001 - 2022

This project aimed to improve life opportunities for youth by advancing policy and practice improvements that ensure the well-being of youth, families, and communities.

Mental Health and Juvenile Justice Collaborative for Change

2013 - 2016

PRA’s sister firm, Policy Research, Inc., operated the Mental Health and Juvenile Justice Collaborative for Change (CfC) from 2013 to 2016. The CfC was a national technical assistance and training center that promoted the replication of models and innovations to improve the services for youth with mental health needs involved with the juvenile justice system.


Policy Research’s Impact Reports

Each quarter, Policy Research publishes an impact report spotlighting our work across the country via our technical assistance centers, projects, and fee-for-service activities.

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