This case study from FSG, The Tow Foundation, and the New York Juvenile Justice Advisory group describes why the complex juvenile justice system was ripe for a collective impact approach to reform, how the process unfolded, and the key elements for the initiative’s success. It also discusses the significant results that have been achieved to date: in just a few short years, juvenile arrests are down by 24% and the number of youth in state custody has declined by 45%, without any increase in crime or risk to public safety.

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2 Comments

Gillian Haley

technical assistance provider / consultant

Thank you for posting this report! I am part of building a collective impact initiative around criminal justice reform in California and the information in this report is helpful and inspiring. It is also a great resource to share with stakeholders to help them understand collective impact and what is possible in a system similar to theirs. If anybody reads this comment, I would love to have a warm contact with whom I can thought-partner regarding strategy or next steps after the initial stakeholder interviews are complete. 

Submitted by Gillian Haley on Thu, 2015-07-16 21:13

Tracy Timmons-Gray

administrator, backbone organization, community manager, funder of initiatives, partner organization, other, technical assistance provider / consultant, content administrator, blogger, funder cop

Thanks for your comment, Gillian! We're glad this report was helpful.

Are you looking for a contact in the Forum community to talk with? If it's helpful, do you want to post your query to the discussion forum? http://collectiveimpactforum.org/community-discussion

You can create a post with your question and that might be one way to start to the conversation and meet people. What do you think?

Submitted by Tracy Timmons-Gray on Thu, 2015-07-16 21:24