The Child and Family Charities (CFC) Family Matters! Project is designed to provide an array of substance abuse and mental health treatment services and support to youth and families impacted by opioids and other substance use disorders. The CFC received funding from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs (OJP) to implement the … 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) 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 (DHHS), the state agency … Continued
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
The Second Chance Adult Reentry Project, operated by Volunteers of America Los Angeles (VOALA), provides evidence-based and culturally specific case management, mentoring, and comprehensive transitional services to medium-to-high risk offenders being released from LA County Jails, with a focus on serving those who are homeless. PPA is partnering with VOALA to plan and implement a … 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