Re-entry: Experts

Below, you’ll find organizations with expertise related to aftercare/re-entry in the area of juvenile justice. The list is not exhaustive, but should be useful for those who wish to learn more.


Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings
Special expertise: educational reform in community settings and locked facilities

Center for Juvenile Justice Reform (Georgetown)
Special expertise: systems of care, collaboration

Coalition for Juvenile Justice
Special expertise: detention reform, diversion, positive youth justice, prevention, status offenses

Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators
Special expertise: juvenile facilities, aftercare/re-entry

Council of State Governments Justice Center
Special expertise: aftercare/re-entry, courts, justice reinvestment, mental health, substance abuse

Federal Interagency Re-entry Council
Special expertise: aftercare/re-entry

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Research and Evaluation Center
Special expertise: community-based alternatives, evidence-based practices, positive youth justice

JustChildren Program
Special expertise: aftercare/re-entry, educational reintegration, transfer, zero tolerance

Justice for Families
Special expertise: deincarceration, family engagement, justice reinvestment

Juvenile Court Judges’ Commission
Special expertise: aftercare/re-entry, balanced and restorative justice, diversion

Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative
Annie E. Casey Foundation
JDAI Help Desk
Special expertise: community-based alternatives, deincarceration, diversion, detention alternatives, evidence-based practices, racial/ethnic fairness (DMC)

Juvenile Law Center
Special expertise: access to counsel, aftercare/re-entry, diversion, expungement, juvenile confidentiality, transfer

Mental Health and Juvenile Justice Collaborative for Change
A member of the Models for Change Resource Center Partnership. Coordinated by the National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice at Policy Research Associates.
Special expertise:  community-based alternatives, competence to stand trial, comprehensive reform, diversion, family involvement, evidence-based practices, mental health, preventing suicide among justice involved youth, screening and assessment

Models for Change
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Special expertise: aftercare/re-entry, comprehensive reform, diversion, community-based alternatives, evidence-based practices, juvenile indigent defense, racial/ethnic fairness (DMC)

National Association of Counties
Special expertise: aftercare/re-entry, community-based alternatives, diversion, mental health

National Center for Juvenile Justice
Special expertise: juvenile justice data and statistical analysis

National Council on Crime and Delinquency
Special expertise: deincarceration, diversion, evidence-based practices

National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
Special expertise: detention alternatives, juvenile sanctions, status offenses

National Juvenile Justice Network
Special expertise: aftercare/re-entry, deincarceration, justice reinvestment, racial and ethnic fairness

National League of Cities
Special expertise: aftercare/re-entry, community-based alternatives

National Youth Screening and Assessment Partners
Special expertise: mental health screening and assessment, risk assessment

Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency
Special expertise: aftercare/re-entry, balanced and restorative justice, delinquency prevention, racial/ethnic fairness (DMC)

Pennsylvania Council of Chief Juvenile Probation Officers
Special expertise: aftercare/re-entry, diversion, evidence-based practices, juvenile mental health, restorative justice

Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
Bureau of Juvenile Justice Services
Pennsylvania Academic and Career Technical Training
Special expertise: aftercare/re-entry, juvenile correctional education and job readiness

Reclaiming Futures
Special expertise: substance abuse

Technical Assistance Collaborative
Special expertise: evidence-based practice, health care, Medicaid, substance abuse

U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
Special expertise: aftercare/re-entry, diversion, evidence-based practices, prevention, specialty courts, truancy

Vera Institute of Justice
Special expertise: aftercare/re-entry, family engagement, mental health and substance use, status offenses

Washington State Institute for Public Policy (WSIPP)
Special expertise: community-based alternatives, cost effectiveness, evidence-based practices, evidence-based treatment programs