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Evidence-Based Policies, Programs, and Practices in Juvenile Justice: Three States Achieving High Standards Through State Support Centers

March 15, 2016

NCJJ has released the second in a new series of case-study publications supporting themes explored in the Juvenile Justice Geography, Policy, Practice, and Statistics website (

The understanding of what works to address the risks and needs of juvenile justice system-involved youth has evolved over time.  A national survey indicated that states vary in the extent to which they formally support evidence-based policies, programs, and practices in their juvenile justice system.  This Case Study tells how three states established EBP State Support Centers to promote a research-informed juvenile justice system through training and technical assistance, data collection and analysis, and continued stakeholder involvement.