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Cross-site evaluation of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Tribal Green Reentry Program. Final technical report

Citation

Lindquist, C., McKay, T., Stahl, M., Melton, A. P., Martinez, R., & Melton, D. J. (2014). Cross-site evaluation of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Tribal Green Reentry Program. Final technical report. Research Triangle Park, NC: RTI International.

Abstract

The Tribal Green Reentry Initiative
From 2009 through 2014, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) funded demonstration grants to incorporate green technologies and environmentally sustainable activities in programs designed to help detained and reentering tribal youth successfully reintegrate into their communities and to prevent future juvenile justice system involvement among at-risk youth. Three American Indian tribes received Tribal Juvenile Detention and Reentry Green Demonstration (“Green Reentry”) grants: the Hualapai Indian Tribe (Arizona), the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians (MBCI; Mississippi), and the Rosebud Sioux Tribe (RST; South Dakota). Throughout their grant periods, the three sites received training and technical assistance from the Tribal Juvenile Detention and Reentry Resource and Technical Assistance Center, managed by the Education Development Center.

The Cross-Site Evaluation
The cross-site evaluation was led by RTI International and American Indian Development Associates, LLC (AIDA), from 2011 through 2014. The goals of the cross-site evaluation were to document the implementation of the Green Reentry programs and to determine the extent of the initiative’s impact on the tribal youth and communities served. The evaluation included a comprehensive process evaluation and a mixed-methods outcome evaluation.