Family-Engaged Case Planning in Youth Probation

Posted August 15, 2022, By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

A dad plays soccer with his two young boys; all three are outdoors.

A new Annie E. Casey Foun­da­tion webi­nar intro­duces juve­nile jus­tice agen­cies and their part­ners to fam­i­ly-engaged case plan­ning in youth probation.

The hour-long record­ing, enti­tled Fam­i­ly-Engaged Case Plan­ning in Youth Pro­ba­tion, fea­tures a new mod­el for the ini­tial stage of the juve­nile pro­ba­tion process — when juve­nile pro­ba­tion offi­cers for­mu­late case plans in close col­lab­o­ra­tion with young peo­ple and their families. 

This approach, and the Foundation’s larg­er vision for trans­form­ing juve­nile pro­ba­tion, is nec­es­sary to align pro­ba­tion with what research shows about youth devel­op­ment and what works to sup­port growth and long-term behav­ior change in young people. 

Dur­ing the webi­nar, pre­sen­ters cov­er the def­i­n­i­tion of fam­i­ly-engaged case plan­ning, why it is nec­es­sary to trans­form pro­ba­tion and how it departs from stan­dard juve­nile pro­ba­tion prac­tice. Speak­ers high­light con­tent in Casey’s 2022 prac­tice guide on this new mod­el for the ini­tial stage of the juve­nile pro­ba­tion process.

Pan­elists include: 

Read More About Casey’s Vision for Trans­form­ing Juve­nile Probation

Learn About a Tool for Juris­dic­tions to Assess Readi­ness for Pro­ba­tion Transformation

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