According to the 2019 Indiana KIDS COUNT® Data Book, Indiana ranks 43rd in the nation for youth residing in juvenile detention, correctional, and/or residential facilities in Indiana.
Join us to learn about the juvenile justice system in Indiana, specifically Marion county. This session will empower youth workers to work more effectively with youth offenders. There will be an emphasis on community intervention strategies to impact the rate of recidivism within the juvenile justice system, especially for young Black males who have the highest recidivism rates at 38 percent.
During this workshop you will learn about:
- evidence-based strategies to reduce recidivism, as well as the importance and effectiveness of partnership, collaboration and community involvement;
- meaningful rites of passage programs and the importance of mentoring boys into men and girls into women;
- anti-violence and anti-gang initiatives in Marion County; and
- the programs and initiatives of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department’s Youth Services Unit.
You will also participate in “Juvenile Justice Jeopardy” to help you gain skills and knowledge to better engage youth in conversations about the juvenile justice system and the potential consequences of their actions.