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Our Work

The Youth Justice Institute builds and strengthens the capacity of localities around New York State to adopt evidence-informed youth justice practices and enhance the outcomes for youth, families, and overall public safety. With a staff comprised of researchers, technical assistance and training providers, and graduate and undergraduate scholars, the Institute primarily focuses on evaluating youth justice initiatives, assisting jurisdictions, conducting original research, and disseminating information. 

To learn more about the Youth Justice Institute's work view our focus areas and the links below.

 

NYS Regional Youth Justice Teams
Are the Kids Alright? COVID-19 and Youth Forum
  • When: June 2-5, 2020

This series of web-based panel discussions explored the pandemic's current and foreseeable impacts on children, teens, and young adults, as well as innovative approaches to the present crisis. Experts from diverse fields examined these issues, with a focus on the disparate impacts of COVID-19 on historically marginalized populations. Learn more about how the YJI is contributing to national and international discussions about COVID-19 and youth

Healing Centered Engagement Webinar

The NYS Youth Justice Institute & Division of Criminal Justice Services partnered with Flourish Agenda to hold a 90-minute virtual event entitled "The New Paradigm: Healing Centered Engagement". Healing Centered Engagement (HCE) supports systems as they shift from harm, discipline, punishment, & confinement to restoration, hope, & healing. In his presentation, Dr. Shawn Ginwright, President & CEO of Flourish Agenda, discussed tools, techniques, & insights to address racial & social inequality & to create a climate of healing. 

Click here to view the recording of this webinar session.

Let’s Talk About Youth Justice Podcast Series
Data Visualization and Interactive Dashboards
Directory of Evidence-Based Practices