CJJR is pleased to announce its partnership with the Houston Endowment to work toward improved outcomes for dual-status youth in Harris County, Texas. The Dual-Status Youth Initiative will focus on improving the supports and services for youth who crossover between the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. The work will lead to the development and implementation of aligned and data-driven systems that lead to improved outcomes for this population of youth and their families.
This initiative will strengthen the collaboration between Texas Department of Family and Protective Services and Harris County’s Juvenile Probation Department, District Courts, Protective Services, along with other public agencies, academic institutions, and community-based non-profit organizations. “These efforts bring us significantly closer to ensuring all youth in the greater Houston area have a supportive social safety net and the resources they need to thrive despite challenging circumstances,” said Tonyel Simon, Houston Endowment program officer.
CJJR has worked in Texas implementing the Crossover Youth Practice Model in seven counties since 2010 and the Youth in Custody Practice Model since 2016.
Learn more about the Dual-Status Youth Initiative.