On Monday, January 27, FSG, the New York Juvenile Justice Advisory group and The Tow Foundation announced the release of the New York States Juvenile Justice: Progress Toward System Excellence case study. The case study describes why New York State’s complex juvenile justice system was ripe for a collective impact approach to reform, how the process unfolded, and the key elements for the initiative’s success. The study also discusses the significant results that have been achieved to date.
In conjunction with this case study Emily Tow Jackson posted the Return on Investment: New York State Juvenile Justice Reform on FSG’s Collective Impact blog:
In 2011, transformational change was needed in order to dramatically reform the New York State juvenile justice system. A large state with a hopelessly complicated system that served tens of thousands of young people each year, it was woefully in need of a plan. Facilities were dangerous and unsafe for both youth and staff, all youth over the age of 15 were automatically sent to the adult system, and state, county and city leadership were not working together toward any unified goals. How could such a challenge be addressed?
Report @ The Tow Foundation