New Chair of WestEd Board Brings Experience with Vulnerable Populations

Posted on Jul 28, 2017 in News & Events
New Chair of WestEd Board Brings Experience with Vulnerable Populations

WestEd’s JPRC is dedicated to conducting research and evaluation on issues that disproportionately affect vulnerable populations, young and old. So we were pleased to see that the newly elected chair of our agency’s governing board for 2017/18 is retired Utah State Court of Appeals Judge William A. Thorne Jr., an individual whose professional and personal […]

OJJDP Releases JDTC Policy and Practice Scan Report

Posted on Jul 28, 2017 in News & Events
OJJDP Releases JDTC Policy and Practice Scan Report

To inform the creation of the guidelines, the JPRC was charged with conducting a scan of local JDTC policy and practices. The JPRC created a small sample from the over 400 operating JDTCs in the United States to capture more detailed information on policy and operations. Using a combination of document review and interviews with […]

OJJDP Releases Guidelines for Juvenile Drug Treatment Courts

Posted on Jan 6, 2017 in News & Events
OJJDP Releases Guidelines for Juvenile Drug Treatment Courts

On December 20, 2016, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) released “Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Guidelines.” Juvenile drug treatment courts (JDTCs) are designed for youth with substance use disorders who come in contact with the juvenile justice system. These courts offer a way to respond to the needs of substance-using youth and […]

What Research Is Needed to Help Family Survivors of Homicide?

Posted on May 4, 2016 in News & Events
What Research Is Needed to Help Family Survivors of Homicide?

Homicide has a dramatic impact that extends beyond the loss of the victim. The victim’s family members, referred to as family survivors of homicide, are impacted emotionally, financially and physically when losing a loved one to murder. Despite the importance of this area, research is still sporadic and insufficient. JPRC staff teamed up with Dan […]