Items tagged with "Youth"


articles  |   National and Illinois Youth Substance Use: Risk Factors, Prevalence, and Treatment

Published: January 9, 2017
During stages of ongoing, yet incomplete, cognitive development, youth may be more inclined to take risks and experiment with drugs and alcohol and are often heavily influenced by their peers, leading to negative outcomes. Nationally and in Illinois, traditionally high drug use categories of marijuana and alcohol appear to be stable or falling and youth use of other drugs remains relatively low.



publications  |   Preventing Youth Violence: An Evaluation of Youth Guidance’s “Becoming a Man” Program

Published: November 15, 2016
Preventing youth violence and improving schooling outcomes for disadvantaged youth remain two of our nation’s most urgent challenges. The Becoming a Man (BAM) program is a violence-reduction strategy that uses cognitive behavioral therapy to help participants slow down their thinking in high-stakes situations. An evaluation of the program found improvements in both academic and behavioral outcomes of participating youth.



articles  |   Preventing Youth Violence: An Evaluation of Youth Guidance’s “Becoming a Man” Program

Published: November 15, 2016
Preventing youth violence and improving schooling outcomes for disadvantaged youth remain two of our nation’s most urgent challenges. The Becoming a Man (BAM) program is a violence-reduction strategy that uses cognitive behavioral therapy to help participants slow down their thinking in high-stakes situations. An evaluation of the program found improvements in both academic and behavioral outcomes of participating youth.



articles  |   Evaluation of Chicago Police Department’s Crisis Intervention Team for Youth training curriculum: Year 2

Published: July 14, 2016
The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority awarded several grants to the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Chicago to fund Crisis Intervention Training for Youth courses to officers at the Chicago Police Department. The program was the first 40-hour, five-day law enforcement youth crisis intervention training offered in the country.



articles  |   Evaluation of youth summer job program suggests targeting at-risk youth

Published: August 18, 2015
Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority researchers conducted an evaluation of the Community Violence Prevention Program’s Youth Employment Program. The program, which ended in August 2014, sought to increase job readiness skills, build relationships with a caring adult, improve attitudes toward employment and violence, increase self-esteem and conflict resolution skills, and offer community service and engagement.



publications  |   Evaluation of the 2014 Community violence prevention program’s youth employment program

Published: August 18, 2015
Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority researchers conducted an evaluation of the Community Violence Prevention Program’s Youth Employment Program. The program, which ended in August 2014, sought to increase job readiness skills, build relationships with a caring adult, improve attitudes toward employment and violence, increase self-esteem and conflict resolution skills, and offer community service and engagement.



grant programs  |   Franklin County Juvenile Detention Center for Methamphetamine Pilot Program

Published: August 6, 2015
In response to a growing concern about methamphetamine abuse, in 2006 the state of Illinois provided funds to create a model intervention for youth based at the Franklin County Juvenile Detention Center in Benton, a rural district in south-central Illinois. The Franklin County Juvenile Methamphetamine Treatment Program provides treatment services to youth from 41 counties across central and southern Illinois. 



publications  |   Evaluation of the 2013 Community Violence Prevention Programs Reentry Program

Published: February 23, 2015
In 2013, the Reentry Program, one of three components of the state of Illinois Community Violence Prevention Program (CVPP), provided services to youth and young adults on parole



publications  |   Research at a Glance Impacts of Probationer Screening and Services on Probation Success and Future Arrests

Published: December 18, 2014
The Detention to Probation Continuum of Care (DPCC) program was developed by River Valley Detention Center (RVDC) mental health professionals to identify detained youth mental health needs, enhance compliance with conditions of probation, and reduce subsequent justice system involvement. Administrative data were examined for years 2003 through 2009 to assess the extent to which youth received DPCC services and to track their compliance with sentencing conditions, subsequent detention admissions, and arrests.





news  |   RESEARCH REPORT: Influence of court-ordered forensic evaluations on juvenile justice system-involved youth

Published: December 5, 2014

The evaluation report of River Valley Detention Center’s (RVDC) Detention to Probation Continuum of Care (DPCC) program is now available. RVDC developed the DPCC program to address mental health needs of detained youth through appropriate community-based treatment services imposed as conditions of probation. The DPCC program is administered through a collaboration of RVDC mental health staff, and Will and Kankakee county juvenile court judges and probation officers. This evaluation was conducted to better understand the DPCC program model and the extent to which it influences linkage to community-based treatment services and enhances juvenile justice outcomes of probation compliance and subsequent reduced detention admissions and arrests.




publications  |   Juvenile Justice System and Risk Factor Data for Illinois 2012 Annual Report

Published: August 29, 2014
ICJIA received a grant from the Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission to compile and present annual data on Illinois risk factors and the juvenile justice system. The Juvenile



publications  |   Evaluation of the 2013 Community Violence Prevention Programs Youth Employment Program

Published: June 30, 2014
In 2013, the Community Violence Prevention Programs Youth Employment Program (YEP) offered job readiness training, mentoring, and summer employment to approximately 1,800 you