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Youth Reformation System

Youth Reformation System Overview

In 2013, the Oregon Youth Authority and its community partners within the juvenile justice system launched an effective new initiative to help inform and enhance decisions and activities that promote youth reformation.

This initiative is known as Youth Reformation System (YRS), and it provides detailed, customized research data that help staff make informed decisions about the best placement, treatment and services for youth offenders so that they can go on to lead productive, crime-free lives. 

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The Feeder System to the Oregon Youth Authority is a significant research study that is part of the Community Context component of the Youth Reformation System. The Feeder System uses data from juvenile justice and other collaborating agencies in the social service continuum to determine the individual, family, and service characteristics that predict the likelihood of criminal justice system involvement. Each of the following research reports and briefs address one of the primary questions driving Feeder System research. Single page summaries of each report are available upon request from the author.

Research Question 1: Are there opportunities to intervene in the lives of at-risk individuals and prevent later involvement in the justice system?

Research Question 2: Given the opportunities for prevention, which agencies and/or client populations are the best targets for intervention?

Research Question 3: What are the individual and family characteristics and service utilization patterns associated with increased risk of justice system involvement?




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