PRA Partners with Summit County Juvenile Court for Study

With funding from the National Institute of Justice, PRA is partnering with Summit County Juvenile Court for a new study, Building and Enhancing Criminal Justice Research – Practitioner Partnerships. This study compares the adult criminal justice and child welfare system outcomes and costs of four pathways through the┬ájuvenile justice system – traditional probation, intensive probation, specialty docket, and commitment to state youth services. The┬ápartnership enhances the current collaborations, allowing for a comparison of the effectiveness and fiscal impact of a continuum of services and supervision in improving public safety, including re-arrest and re-incarceration, and in improving outcomes in engagement with child welfare as parents, including child welfare complaints and dispositions.