CCFY provides expert consultation on community capacity building for juvenile justice reform. Jurisdictions seeking to reduce reliance on youth CCFY provides expert consultation on community capacity building for juvenile justice reform. Jurisdictions seeking to reduce reliance on youth incarceration through the development of community-based alternatives can contract CCFY to guide them through a research-based, data-informed process of community capacity building. CCFY’s consultation includes the following components:
(1) Site Assessment: CCFY analyzes a site’s juvenile justice system to evaluate the site’s readiness to develop community-based diversions and alternatives to incarceration. The assessment includes an evaluation of existing alternatives, with an eye towards program effectiveness, cost efficiency, and community capacity development. CCFY also assesses the readiness of system stakeholders to partner meaningfully with community organizations, and evaluates the viability of community partners to implement juvenile justice interventions.
(2) Partnership Facilitation: Sites that commit to engage in CCFY’s community capacity building process receive strategic planning support from CCFY to bring system and community stakeholders together to develop community-based alternatives to incarceration.
(3) Program Model Implementation: CCFY provides training in specific interventions that have proven effective in reducing youth incarceration, such as the Community Connections model.