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CJJR's New Knowledge Lab to Strengthen Connection Between Research, Policy and Practice
We are excited to announce the creation of the CJJR Knowledge Lab. As a new entity housed within the Center, the Lab will serve as the nexus of CJJR’s research interests and projects, producing new resources designed to strengthen the connection between research, policy, and practice in the child-serving fields. The explicit mission of the Knowledge Lab is two-fold:

  • Producing research that is timely, meaningful, and impactful to improving delinquency prevention and intervention, including multi-system efforts across juvenile justice, child welfare and related systems; and
  • Disseminating results and information to practitioners, policy-makers, advocates, and the general public to increase knowledge and contribute to the improvement of system experiences and outcomes for youth and their families.​
​CJJR Research Associates Sam Abbott and Amber Farn will staff the Knowledge Lab. To inform the development of the Lab's research agenda, CJJR is asking its partners, colleagues, and constituents to take a brief survey. 


Webinar to Discuss University of Nebraska-Omaha's CYPM Evaluation

Tuesday, February 20th – 2:00-3:00pm ET

Hosted by CJJR, the webinar titled "A Research and Practice Partnership to Improve Outcomes for Crossover Youth: Douglas County, Nebraska’s CYPM Evaluation," will focus on the research process, design and findings associated with the evaluation of the Crossover Youth Practice Model conducted by the Douglas County, Nebraska Youth Impact! team and the Nebraska Center for Justice Research at the University of Nebraska-Omaha (UNO).

The evaluation found that the CYPM efforts in Douglas County led to better outcomes for crossover youth, increased information sharing between youth-serving systems, improved decisions and relationships within multi-disciplinary teams, and cost savings to the County.

This is the first in a two-part webinar series.