The federal Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) Title II Formula Grants program supports a continuum of juvenile justice and delinquency prevention efforts in Michigan, including truancy reduction, substance abuse treatment, gender-responsive programming, and enhanced use of data to inform system improvements. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, the state agency responsible … Continued
Criminal and Juvenile Justice
Public Policy Associates has provided research, evaluation, and strategic consultation services to help clients shape policies and practices to reduce crime, drive down corrections costs, help parolees return successfully to society, and improve outcomes for youth who come into contact with the juvenile justice system.
The PPA team has worked with a broad range of justice system clients and stakeholders at the local, state, and national levels, including government agencies, foundations and non-profits. The work is led by Robb Burroughs, who brings many years of experience with evaluation, strategic planning, and building effective collaboration to improve outcomes in the criminal and juvenile justice systems.
Here are selected projects involving criminal and juvenile justice:
The federal Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) is designed to help state and local governments prevent and control juvenile delinquency and improve the juvenile justice system. In doing so, the JJDPA establishes core requirements to protect juveniles, who come in contact with the justice system, from inappropriate placements and potentially harmful exposure to … Continued
PPA provided strategic consultation in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the Michigan Prisoner ReEntry Initiative (MPRI), a statewide approach to enhancing public safety and preserving taxpayer dollars by helping prisoners succeed when they are released on parole. Michigan is the first state to create a comprehensive evidence-based reentry model based on best practices and … Continued
PPA partnered with the Fortune Society, a New York-based organization that specializes in serving individuals returning to the community following incarceration, to evaluate the impact of the Individualized Correction Achievement Network (I-CAN) Mentoring Program. Established in 2017 with federal funding from the Department of Justice, the I-CAN Mentoring program is a new service provided for … Continued