The Crossover Youth Practice Model Is Expanding

The Center for Juvenile Justice Reform (CJJR/the Center) is excited to announce a new opportunity for communities to engage in meaningful, practical change to improve outcomes for multi-system-involved youth through implementation of the Crossover Youth Practice Model (CYPM/the Model). This spring, we will be selecting up to three communities, tribes, and/or states to become CYPM sites that will receive extensive technical assistance from CJJR.  

Since the Center’s development of the CYPM in 2010, the Model has been implemented in 23 states and over 125 jurisdictions across the country. Youth who are known to both the youth justice and child welfare systems – those young people we describe as “crossover youth” – face far worse outcomes than youth who are involved in only one system, including longer and deeper system involvement, higher rates of criminal exploitation, and higher reliance on public systems. 

CJJR has developed an aggregate data report and CYPM-in-Brief Series to highlight the work of jurisdictions participating in the Model. Additionally, several independent institutions, such as the University of Minnesota and the University of Nebraska, Omaha, have conducted evaluations on the CYPM which support the validity of the CYPM as a promising and effective model for system change. Indeed, the CYPM has been recognized as a promising program by the California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare, as well as the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and National Institute of Justice.

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Application Materials

We are pleased to open up applications to join the Crossover Youth Practice Model! Check our CYPM Application Materials page for more information, including the RFA packet, and the submission link. You can also review the Application Timeline page for key dates.

Information Sessions & Office Hours

On January 31st at 2pm ET we hosted our first informative webinar on how you can become part of the growing community that is invested in supporting multi-system involved youth!

If your jurisdiction has questions and is interested in applying for this opportunity, we invite you to “stop by” our virtual “office hours” scheduled from 2 to 3pm ET on February 29, 2024 and March 12, 2024. You can rewatch the information session and learn more about our office hours on our dedicated page here.

Testimonials

Please check out our Crossover Youth Practice Model Testimonial page to read a few insights from partners who have implemented the Model. With nearly 130 communities that span from coast to coast, rural to urban, and everything in between, you are sure to find a jurisdiction similar to your own.