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The Robert F. Kennedy National Resource Center for Juvenile Justice uses established models of reform, informed by over a decade-long body of work, to support state and local jurisdictions seeking to improve system performance and outcomes for youth involved with the juvenile justice system. The RFK National Resource Center focuses primarily on youth who come into contact with both the child welfare and juvenile justice systems (dual status youth), the review and improvement of juvenile probation systems, and the use of a model framework to address the state and national laws and policies governing the exchange and sharing of data, information, and records for youth and families. Site-based consultation and technical assistance is tailored to each community and facilitated by experienced staff to guide jurisdictions through a collaborative exploration of data, practice, resource, and legal matters in order to design, implement, and sustain meaningful reforms. In addition, a library of publications and resources is available to support jurisdictions undertaking reform with or without technical assistance.

Our areas of expertise include:

DUAL STATUS YOUTH REFORM

The Robert F. Kennedy National Resource Center has developed multiple frameworks, tools, resources, and models for reform to improve outcomes for dual status youth, and to achieve integration and coordination between child welfare and juvenile justice systems. This work is advanced through provision of technical assistance, resource development, and the formation of a Dual Status Youth Practice Network. Learn more!

PROBATION SYSTEM REVIEW

The conduct of a rigorous review of probation practices is an opportunity to enhance practice by ensuring that policies and procedures, corresponding training, departmental management, and supervision of probationers all reflect best practices.  The Robert F. Kennedy National Resource Center for Juvenile Justice provides resources and technical assistance to support probation review efforts and is home to the Probation Review Practice Network. Learn more!

INFORMATION AND DATA SHARING REFORM

The staff of the RFK National Resource Center, in close partnership with the Juvenile Law Center, developed a model framework to address the myriad of local, state, and national laws and policies governing the exchange and sharing of data, information, and records for youth and families involved in the juvenile justice and related youth serving systems. Over the past five years, this work has resulted in the development of publications, resources, webinars, a certificate program, and on-site training and technical assistance. Learn more!

JURISDICTIONS WE SERVE

The RFK National Resource Center is dedicated to serving communities throughout the country – contact us to learn how we can support your jurisdiction!
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DUAL STATUS YOUTH REFORM

Alaska
Statewide

Arizona
Statewide

California
El Dorado County
Los Angeles County
Santa Clara County

Connecticut
Statewide

Georgia
Fulton County
Newton County

Illinois
Cook County
Peoria County

Indiana
Marion County

Massachusetts
Essex County
Hampden County
Suffolk County

Minnesota
Beltrami County
Ramsey County
White Earth Indian Nation

Washington
Clark County
King County
Spokane County

Wisconsin
Outagamie County

PROBATION SYSTEM REVIEW

California
Los Angeles County

Georgia
Newton County

Guam
Judiciary of Guam

Illinois
DuPage County
Ogle County
2nd Judicial Circuit

Louisiana
Jefferson Parish
Hammond Region

New Hampshire
Statewide

INFORMATION & DATA
SHARING REFORM

Florida
Miami-Dade County

Illinois
Cook County

Massachusetts
Statewide

Minnesota
Hennepin County

Nebraska
Douglas County

South Dakota
Statewide

Texas
Statewide