Peer-to-Peer Learning at its Finest

In August, the NCJFCJ brought together six sites from the JDTC Learning Collaborative Project for an All-Sites Meeting. The meeting provided a forum to learn and strategically plan, implement what they learned from peers and experts, and recommend practices in their own jurisdictions. One of the more exciting events at the All-Sites Meeting was the “Site Show Case,” which allowed each JDTC team to highlight the amazing work happening in its program. Because this was such a hit, the NCJFCJ decided to bring some of the highlights to the larger JDTC field.

Clackamas County (OR)
Highlighted their innovative (the kids actually put on plays!) pro-social and educational activities and structure that they
have available for youth.

Harris County (TX)
Incorporates a Parent Partner to assist with service delivery and orientation activities to help parents navigate the system more effectively.

Humboldt County (NV)
Is diligently working on developing new and effective case planning procedures to ensure goal achievement and treatment completion by designing a case plan template to use with each youth and family.

Montgomery County (OH)
Through a grant from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, implemented the 7 Challenges to address treatment gaps they identified for African American youth.

Rankin County (MS)
Uses a pioneering text-based system to send reminders to youth and families.

Salt Lake County (UT)
Integrated a “go first, leave early” system to incentivize youth to meet basic requirements in court, which is also known as a “Rocket Docket.”

If you would like more information regarding any of these progressive practices, please contact Eloisa Chaparro at 

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