Breaking the Rules: Rethinking Condition Setting and Enforcement in Juvenile Probation
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The Breaking the Rules toolkit can help juvenile probation agencies, courts, and their key partners work together to reform their current approaches to condition setting and enforcement. System leaders can also draw on the findings from a 50-state policy scan to ensure that state laws and court rules support effective probation practices.
Breaking the Rules, is a new toolkit to advance a more effective and equitable approach to juvenile probation condition setting and enforcement. The toolkit incorporates videos, self-assessment tools, checklists, a continuum of reform options, and findings from a 50-state policy scan to guide and support state and local juvenile probation agencies, courts, and other key juvenile justice partners to improve current policies and practices.
In addition, they are seeking to partner with two jurisdictions to provide cost-free, intensive technical assistance, focused on assessing their approaches to juvenile probation condition setting and enforcement, identifying opportunities for improvement, and piloting innovative reform strategies.