Evaluating the Cure Violence Model in New York City

https://youtu.be/IkCFHIlhkiA&rel=0 Discussion at a community roundtable organized by the National Academies of Sciences. Also watch the session following the presentations in which Jeffrey Butts and Daniel Webster respond to audience questions. Read more about the products of the evaluation.

Catching up with Science: A Forum on Young Adults in the Criminal Justice System

A forum co-hosted by the New York City Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice and the John Jay College of Criminal Justice Research & Evaluation Center. Video highlights July 15, 2015 Justice-involved young adults in the transition between adolescence and fully mature adulthood have been increasingly recognized as a unique population in need of special policies, [...]

Evaluating the Effectiveness of the Cure Violence Model in New York City

Butts, Jeffrey A. and Sheyla Delgado (2014). Evaluating the Effectiveness of the Cure Violence Model in New York City. New York, NY: Research & Evaluation Center, John Jay College of Criminal Justice. With funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the City Council of New York City, the Research and Evaluation Center is [...]

Discussing Evidence-Based Policy and Practice

The Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE.org) hosted a Google Hangout (online live chat) between the director of the Research & Evaluation Center, Jeffrey Butts, and Cynthia Lum from the Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy at George Mason University. The conversation covered a number of topics, including the nature of evidence-based practices, how programs or practices become [...]

Statement of Jeffrey A. Butts to the New York Commission on Youth, Public Safety and Justice

Reducing youth crime is a complicated business, and I think we all know that it takes more than punishment. If it were possible to stop crime by simply increasing punishment, we would certainly know it by now.

Spring 2014 Pinkerton Symposium

A CLOSER LOOK: Examining "Close to Home" and New York's Transformation of Youth Justice Pinkerton Symposium on Youth Justice Sponsored by the Pinkerton Foundation and the Pinkerton Fellowship Initiative at John Jay College in Collaboration with the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation of New York City John Jay College of Criminal Justice 524 West 59th Street New [...]

Fall 2013 Pinkerton Symposium

RAISE THE AGE, TURN THE PAGE: Reconsidering Juvenile and Criminal Court Jurisdiction in New York A Youth Justice Symposium Generously Sponsored by the Pinkerton Foundation John Jay College of Criminal Justice 524 West 59th Street, New York, NY 2nd Floor Dining Hall 8:30 a.m. -- 1:30 p.m. Featured Speakers Marian Wright Edelman John Roman Vincent Schiraldi [...]

Spring 2013 Pinkerton Symposium

EVIDENCE-BASED POLICY AND PRACTICE IN YOUTH JUSTICE: WHO WINS, WHO LOSES? With the support of the Pinkerton Foundation, New York, NY April 18, 2013 Keynote Speaker Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad Director, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture John Jay College of Criminal Justice 524 West 59th Street, New York, NY 2nd Floor Dining Hall See [...]

Presentation to the 2012 Working Session of the National Summit on Youth Violence Prevention

Presentation to the 2012 Working Session of the National Summit on Youth Violence Prevention, December 2012. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Justice.  Researchers at John Jay College and Temple University designed an online survey to assess the progress of the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention. Based upon the survey results, the efforts of the participating [...]

Fall 2012 Pinkerton Symposium

The Risks and Benefits of Early Intervention with Justice-Involved Youth Prevention and early intervention efforts with youthful offenders are often criticized as doing more harm than good. When communities intervene too early in the cycle of youth offending, young people may be drawn into the formal justice system prematurely. More than half the youth referred [...]

Keynote for the Positive Youth Justice Initiative, Sierra Health Foundation

Keynote presentation for the Positive Youth Justice Initiative at the Sierra Health Foundation, Sacramento, California. In 2012, the Sierra Health Foundation launched a new Positive Youth Justice Initiative to improve the outcomes of young people involved in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems, often referred to as crossover youth. Through the Positive Youth Justice Initiative, the Foundation is [...]

Mental Health, Substance Abuse & Brain Development in Juvenile Offenders

Butts, Jeffrey A. (2012). Mental Health, Substance Abuse & Brain Development in Juvenile Offenders. Introductory remarks for a panel discussion at the Tow Foundation symposium: "Kids Behind Bars." John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Center on Media, Crime and Justice. New York, NY. April 23, 2012. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VJFlislqww&feature=youtu.be&rel=0

Assessment of the YouthBuild Mentoring Initiative

Tomberg, Kathy (2012). Assessment of the YouthBuild Mentoring Initiative. Presentation to the YouthBuild USA National Mentoring Alliance Training. Orlando, Florida.  The Research and Evaluation Center was asked to assist YouthBuild USA in assessing its OJJDP-funded mentoring initiative. The REC helped YouthBuild design and implement self-administered questionnaires that are being completed by YouthBuild students. The project will [...]

Interim Results from the Implementation Assessment of the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention

Presentation to the 2nd National Summit on Youth Violence Prevention, April 2012. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Justice.  Researchers at John Jay College and Temple University designed an online survey to assess the progress of the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention in six cities: Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Memphis, Salinas, and San Jose. Based upon these [...]

Building Juvenile Justice for the Future

Butts, Jeffrey A. (2011). Building a Juvenile Justice System for the Future. Presentation to the Michigan Family Impact Seminar, Michigan State Capitol. Lansing, MI: Michigan State University. Download Presentation http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=CCDbL3108gA&w=500&rel=0

Preliminary Findings from the NFYVP

Butts, Jeffrey A. (2011). Presentation to the 1st National Summit on Youth Violence Prevention, April 2011. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Justice. Researchers at John Jay College and Temple University designed an online survey to assess the progress of the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention in six cities: Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Memphis, Salinas, and San [...]

Presentation to the Coalition for Juvenile Justice (CJJ) Northeast Region Conference

Jeffrey A. Butts (2011). Juvenile Justice and Behavioral Health: An Awkward Partnership. Presentation to the Coalition for Juvenile Justice (CJJ) Northeast Region Conference, "Changing the Face of Juvenile Justice." Manchester, New Hampshire. September 2011. Correcting risky behaviors is part of the juvenile justice mission, but maintaining an appropriate balance between justice and treatment is essential. The justice system [...]

Mentoring in Juvenile Justice

Butts, Jeffrey A. (2011). Mentoring in Juvenile Justice. Portland State University School of Social Work. Summer Symposium on Youth Mentoring. Presentation to researchers and practitioners at the summer symposium at Portland State University, telling the audience that youth mentoring deserves to be a key component of the juvenile justice system. http://vimeo.com/30158045

2011 Juvenile Justice Symposium

Butts, Jeffrey A. (2011). Process Evaluation of the Chicago Juvenile Intervention and Support Center. The State of New York’s Division of Criminal Justice Services held two sessions of a symposium in April 2011 designed to present innovative ways – including the use of “Juvenile Assessment Centers” – to provide early intervention to young offenders who are [...]

Adolescent Development and Research

Butts, Jeffrey A. (2011). Adolescent Brain Development and Research Evidence for Juvenile Justice. Washington, DC: Second Chance Reentry Conference. An overview of the research on adolescent brain development and the implications of developmental factors on efforts to engage youth and young adults in reentry. Speakers: David Altschuler, Principal Research Scientist, Institute for Policy Studies, Johns Hopkins [...]