Bridging Research and Practice Project to Advance Juvenile Justice and Safety

The Bridging Research and Practice Project to Advance Juvenile Justice and Safety, or Bridge Project (2015-19), translates juvenile justice research into innovative products and dissemination strategies that drive changes in policies and practice. In the first phase of the project, Urban researchers partnered with juvenile justice professionals to identify areas in which credible research findings have not been integrated into policy and practice. The second phase focused on bridging research and practice in youth probation to help probation agencies align their administrative and frontline practices with research. The project’s practitioner-oriented products summarize lessons in accessible formats, and its implementation products address considerations for probation administrators and supervisors. For more information on the Bridge Project, see the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Bridging Research and Practice Project to Advance Juvenile Justice and Safety web page.

Implementing Research-Informed Practices in Juvenile Probation

Bridging Research and Practice: A Handbook for Implementing Research-Informed Practices in Juvenile Probation
September 2019

Changing Practice in Juvenile Probation Fact Sheets

Bridging Research and Practice in Juvenile Probation: Rethinking Strategies to Promote Long-term Change (report; executive summary)
October 23, 2018

WEBINAR: Promoting Better Outcomes and Safer Communities: New Resources for Juvenile Probation Administrators and Officers

WEBINAR SLIDES

Understanding the Needs and Systemizing the Approach

Bridging Research and Practice: Synthesizing the Literature on Implementing Change in Justice Agencies
September 2019

Bridging Research and Practice for Juvenile Justice: Systematizing the Approach
December 20, 2016

Understanding Research and Practice Gaps in Juvenile Justice: Early Insights from the Bridge Project
December 20, 2016

This project is was supported by Grant cooperative agreement #2015-MU-MU-K002 awarded by the US Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and managed by the National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs. The project’s opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the US Department of Justice nor should they be attributed to the Urban Institute, its trustees, or its funders. Funders do not determine research findings or the insights and recommendations of Urban experts. Further information on the Urban Institute’s funding principles is available at urban.org/fundingprinciples.