Reduce the Likelihood of Juveniles Reentering the System
As measured by the percentage of juveniles released from Children’s Village who are no longer assessed as “high risk” for engaging in criminal behavior
Why Is This Important?
Providing youth with the skills necessary for successful reentry into their community is the best way to reduce the likelihood of future involvement in the justice system. The evidenced based programming offered through Children’s Village provides youth with the opportunity to learn, practice, and adopt these skills.
Youth receive an overall score of high, moderate, or low risk at the beginning of treatment and again after the completion of treatment. The data shows individuals no longer considered "high risk" after treatment.
Data source: Children’s Village - Michigan Juvenile Justice Assessment System (MJJAS)
The percentage of juveniles released from Children's Village who have a lower likelihood of engaging in new criminal behavior has averaged about 88% over the last five years.
Children’s Village experienced a significant drop in population during the COVID-19 pandemic. While tragic, the pandemic has provided an opportunity for the juvenile justice system within Oakland County to explore expanding the use of community-based options in lieu of detention when safe and appropriate to do so. The head of Children’s Village was recently appointed to the Governor’s Juvenile Residential Facilities Advisory Committee which was created to review procedures for juvenile residential facilities and make recommendations to improve the system and better serve Michigan’s youth.
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