Purpose of this work, from Erin Bock, Sherwood Foundation: Our community has come a long way over the last year in strategically partnering to reform the Juvenile Justice system in Douglas County. The strengthened relationships across the system are now enabling us to ask more assertive questions and gather catalytic evidence towards change. We are also in a position to foster mutual accountability for that change. It’s up to all of us! In that light, the OYS/JDAI Data Committee has commissioned an evaluation of the Alternatives to Detention (ATD) in Douglas County and will partner with Dr. Ryan Spohn in the implementation of that process. This evaluation is meant to ground, support, and increase efficiency for our local efforts…not duplicate or impede. We are starting this evaluation by convening local stakeholders in a Theory of Change (TOC) process… What follows below is a transcription and narrative of the work which was completed on April 8th, among a variety of stakeholders interested in strengthening the utilization of Alternatives to Detention across our community.
Dempsey, Paige M. and Nebraska Center for Justice Research, University of Nebraska at Omaha, "Alternatives to Detention– Theory of Change Convening" (2016). Reports. 64.