This brief, 5 Ways State Juvenile Correctional Administrators Can Use Data, provides specific examples of how juvenile correctional administrators can use aggregate data to ensure facility practices and operations reflect evidence-based practices and are aligned with rehabilitative missions. It is the second in a series of briefs being developed by the OJJDP-funded Juvenile Justice Model Data Project. The Model Data Project seeks to improve the quality and consistency of juvenile justice data through developing guidance for states and jurisdictions on how to collect, analyze, and use juvenile justice data.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
The OJJDP Juvenile Justice Model Data Project aims to enhance the quality and consistency of juvenile justice information and to increase its appropriate use in policy and practice decisions by providing guidance to states and jurisdictions on data improvements. The Model Data Project is a collaboration between the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, the National Center for Juvenile Justice, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA), the Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators (CJCA), the Performance-based Standards Learning Institute (PbS), and researchers from the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (FLDJJ).