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 РPractitioner Partnerships. This study compares the adult criminal justice and child welfare system outcomes and costs of four pathways through the juvenile justice system Рtraditional probation, intensive probation, specialty docket, and commitment to state youth services. The partnership 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.