Incorporating green programming in juvenile justice settings: Lessons learned from OJJDP’s Tribal Green Reentry Initiative
This report highlights key considerations relevant to incorporating “green” activities in juvenile justice settings. The findings are of interest to those who work with justice-involved youth and are interested in incorporating gardening, greenhouses, and related activities. The findings are based on the Cross-Site Evaluation of OJJDP’s Green Reentry Program and are of particular relevance to practitioners who work with tribal youth. Because green activities offer a natural opportunity for tribal youth to reconnect with their traditional culture, many of the lessons in this report are relevant to a holistic approach in which green activities are complemented with cultural components.