2019

The Riverside County Probation Department receives funds from the California Board of State and Community Corrections’ (BSCC) Juvenile Justice Crime Prevention Act (JJCPA). With these funds, the probation department supports other Riverside County agencies (i.e., District Attorney’s Office, Sheriff’s Department) and community-based organizations to provide programming to youth offenders and youth deemed to be at high risk of offending. Beginning in October 2019, the probation department contracted with our team to provide evaluation services for its JJCPA-funded programs. We developed data collection tools and resources for the evaluation and will provide an annual report describing the number of youth and families served, the types of services and programs provided, and changes in outcomes related to the number of new arrests, length of supervision, school day attendance, mental health and well-being, and social and emotional competencies.