This project evaluated the Crossover Youth Practice Model (CYPM) – now Youth Impact! (YI!) – in Douglas County, Nebraska. The goals of the project were: a) to conduct an outcome evaluation of the initiative (does YI! decrease recidivism and increase prosocial outcomes among youth?), b) to conduct a process evaluation of the initiative (how does YI! achieve these goals?), c) conduct a cost-benefit analysis of the initiative, and d) explore a broader systems analysis of the impact of YI! on juvenile justice in Douglas County. The findings from the evaluation are presented below, and recommendations are provided as well.
Nebraska Center for Justice Research, University of Nebraska at Omaha; Wright, Emily; Spohn, Ryan E.; and Chenane, Joselyne, "Evaluation of the Crossover Youth Practice Model (Youth Impact!): Executive Summary 2017" (2017). Reports. 72.