Wright and Spohn receive funding from Sherwood Foundation for evaluation of the Crossover Youth Practice Model
Professor Emily Wright and Ryan Spohn, Director of the Nebraska Center for Justice Research, received funding from the Sherwood Foundation for their study Evaluating the Crossover Youth Practice Model (CYPM) in Douglas County. The amount of the award was $142,919, which will be distributed over the two year duration of the study. A brief description of the project can be found below.
The Crossover Youth Practice Model (CYPM) is designed to enhance collaboration and decision-making between juvenile justice system (JJS) and child welfare system (CWS) personnel in order to better serve “dually-involved” or “crossover” youth enmeshed in both systems. The CYPM consists of a collaboration between the JJS, the CWS, the Douglas County Attorney’s Office, the NE Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Omaha schools, Omaha child advocacy centers, Nebraska juvenile probation, Nebraska Families Collaborative, the Juvenile Assessment Center (JAC), Boys Town, the Douglas County Youth Center, and the youth’s family in order to provide enhanced diversion services to these youth in an integrated fashion and prevent them from penetrating further into either the JJS or the CWS. This project will conduct a process evaluation, outcome evaluation, cost-benefit analysis, and broader systems analysis of the CYPM in Douglas County, NE.
Story published 08/2014