The following pages outline information about the collaborative work partners are undertaking to develop a more robust understanding about what is happening with Juvenile Justice across Adams and Broomfield Counties and the 17th Judicial District, highlight support needed to help develop this understanding, and outline how to get involved in these efforts.
Juvenile delinquency impacts cradle to career success.
OUR GOAL: Decrease youth involvement in the Juvenile Justice System in Adams and Broomfield Counties and the 17th Judicial District through the collective action of cross sector partners focused on eliminating barriers and investing in what works.
WHY JUVENILE JUSTICE? With the overarching goal of ensuring that our children and youth become productive, contributing members of the workforce, ACYI is focused on increasing student achievement and the safety and well-being of children and youth in our community. To support this effort, ACYI has identified critical points along the cradle to career pipeline which impact that goal. Within this cradle to career pipeline, there are indicators that tell us whether or not a young person will be successful along the cradle to career pipeline. Juvenile justice is a critical indicator for youth cradle to career success.
Not only does juvenile delinquency have future consequences on the adolescent’s college and career choices, there is a correlation with drug use, gang involvement, alcohol abuse, and sexual behavior. All of these issues challenge communities by making neighborhoods unsafe and costing large amounts of public money to be spent on law enforcement and school safety.*
HOW? The Indicator Collaborative Action Network (iCAN) that focuses on decreasing youth involvement in the juvenile justice system, functions as a collective impact mechanism that brings practitioners and partner organizations together to provide cross-sector coordination of efforts in areas that impact youth involvement in the juvenile justice system.
COMMITMENT It is our intent that iCAN members have a sense of shared ownership over improvement in this indicator they have aligned to and eventually will be tasked to set targets for The Partnership in decreasing youth involvement in the juvenile justice system.
- Commit to attending and actively participating in monthly iCAN Sessions
- Openly share information and best practices
- Agree to mutual accountability
- Agree to using data to inform work
- Implement iCAN action steps as part of current work
- Adopt and adapt to practices identified by the continuous improvement practice
- Share ‘Stories of Impact’
WHO? Cross-sector practitioners and individuals who are interested in organizing and collaborating around juvenile justice to increase the success of our youth are invited to join this group.
- Non Profit
- Law Enforcement
- Public Sector
- Faith Based
HOW TO GET INVOLVED? Contact us to learn more about joining the ACYI Juvenile Justice Indicator Collaborative Action Network (iCAN).