On April 26, 2018, CJJR presented the second webinar in a two-part series highlighting the impact of the Crossover Youth Practice Model (CYPM) efforts in Douglas County, Nebraska. The series features the results of an evaluation conducted by the Nebraska Center for Justice Research at the University of Nebraska-Omaha (UNO). The study found multiple benefits from implementing the CYPM through a project the team coined Youth Impact!—including at both the process level (e.g., increased information sharing and relationships between youth-serving system partners) and at the outcome level (e.g., reduced recidivism for crossover youth).
The second webinar primarily focused on UNO’s cost-benefit analysis of the CYPM efforts in Douglas County, including the process used to analyze the relative costs and benefits of Youth Impact! compared to the previous handling of crossover youth. The presentation highlighted the study’s finding that the program results in a net benefit of over $173,000 annually.
Webinar presenters included Nick Juliano, Director of Regional Advocacy and Public Policy, Boys Town; Darci Poland, Chief Deputy Probation Officer, Nebraska State Probation; Ryan Spohn, Director, Nebraska Center for Justice Research; and Emily Wright, Associate Director, Nebraska Center for Justice Research.