Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice

The Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice (CJCJ) is a non-profit organization based in San Francisco that works to reduce incarceration, promote alternatives to imprisonment, and address the root causes of crime. The organization conducts research, provides direct services to individuals and families affected by the criminal justice system, and advocates for policy changes. Their work focuses on the intersection of the criminal justice system with other social issues, such as poverty, substance abuse, and mental health. The organization also operates a number of programs, including case management and reentry services, as well as policy initiatives such as expanding access to mental health treatment and addressing racial disparities in the justice system.

Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs

The Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs (IWGYP) is a collaborative effort among 12 federal agencies and 13 departments, to coordinate, streamline, and enhance youth-focused initiatives. The group aims to improve outcomes for young people by sharing resources, research, and best practices, identifying service gaps, and promoting effective strategies. IWGYP fosters cross-agency collaboration to address complex issues impacting youth and support their positive development.

Youth.gov | Diversion Programs

Youth.gov is a federal government website, developed by the Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs (IWGYP), that serves as a comprehensive resource for information on youth programs and services. Their Diversion Programs section provides information on programs that aim to divert youth away from the traditional juvenile justice system, offering them alternative paths that are more developmentally appropriate and effective. The section covers a range of diversion programs, including restorative justice, diversion courts, community service, and diversion programs for specific populations, such as LGBTQ+ youth and youth with mental health needs. The site also provides resources and tools for practitioners and policymakers who are interested in implementing diversion programs in their communities, as well as for youth and families who are seeking information on these programs.

Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs
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