Improving Outcomes for Justice-Involved Youth

The Juvenile Services Division of the Los Angeles County Probation Department, which oversees the largest juvenile justice system in the country, is seeking innovative ways to integrate justice-involved youth back into their communities. A recent external review surfaced hundreds of recommendations that in order to be implemented effectively must be evaluated and prioritized as part of a broader strategic vision.  

FUSE executive fellow Jessica L. Herbert will work with the agency to incorporate findings from the review into an updated strategic plan for each organizational function, including clear objectives, timelines, and measurable performance indicators. This work will involve using change management techniques to build momentum for strategic initiatives among management and staff, and supporting a parallel effort to build internal managerial capacity. If successful, these efforts will help establish a new model for juvenile justice in the country.