Recommendations for Improving Outcomes for Youth Involved With the Law

This factsheet was created by YouthREX, based on content from the Research to Practice report, Supporting Positive Outcomes for Youth Involved with the Law


From its inception, and in the context of theory and research, youth justice has been an evolving system seeking effective strategies to reduce recidivism, or re-offending. This factsheet provides recommendations and evidence-based guidelines and principles for practitioners and program developers to support positive outcomes for youth involved in the law in three categories:

a) System Changes and Integration
b) Program Design and Practices
c) Program Integrity and Improvement

Kwok, S.M., Houwer, R., HeavyShield, H., Weatherstone, R. & Tam, D. (2017). Recommendations for Improving Outcomes for Youth Involved with the Law. Youth Research and Evaluation eXchange (YouthREX). Toronto, ON.

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