The National Partnership for Juvenile Services (NPJS) will provide training and technical assistance to improve compliance with the Deinstitutionalization of Status Offenders (DSO) core requirement. During this project, NPJS will gather examples of diversion success stories from jurisdictions across the United States. These may include legislative activity, programs, tools, and other practices that successfully divert youth status offenders from the juvenile justice system. The identified programs, policies, and practices will be formatted into a publication (toolkit), allowing other jurisdictions seeking to improve upon local efforts to select the approach that fits their needs.
National Partnership for Juvenile Services
State and local agencies requesting assistance will be assigned an NPJS consultant as project lead who will assist the requesting agency in identifying their specific needs. NPJS will help the requesting agency move toward DSO compliance by developing a targeted approach in collaboration with OJJDP. The strategy will include specific goals and measurable objectives with action steps.
The intended beneficiaries of this project will consist of jurisdictions (state and/or local) that desire to fully comply with the DSO core requirement of the Juvenile Justice Reform Act of 2018. Targeted beneficiaries include those jurisdictions (state and/or local) that voluntarily request technical assistance to comply with the DSO.
- Compliance Monitors
- Court Personnel
- DMC Coordinators
- Detention/Corrections Staff
- Juvenile Justice Specialists
- State Advisory Groups
- Youth Advocates
State and local agencies seeking assistance with DSO compliance.
- Community-Based Prevention
- Detention/Corrections Facilities
- Evidence-Based Practices