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University of New Haven

Grants Awarded

Tow Youth Justice Institute

Funding Type Restricted
Funding Total $2,975,000
Impact Area Higher Education, Justice and Community Wellness
Years Funded 2014-2024

To support this Institute, part of the Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, to sustain system reforms of the past 15 years and foster continued improvements in Connecticut’s juvenile justice system. The Institute educates students, trains current policy leaders and systems professionals, researches issues and evaluates practices, provides technical support to state government, monitors and reports on system change. It promotes evidence-based practices and principles, such as restorative justice, to advance juvenile justice system reform in Connecticut that will serve as a model for the nation and result in improved outcomes for the youth involved.