Crossover Youth Practice Model

Crossover Youth Practice Model

Georgetown University’s Center for Juvenile Justice Reform has developed a model that describes the specific practices that need to be in place within a jurisdiction in order to reduce the number of youth who “crossover” between the child welfare and juvenile justice systems.  The Crossover Youth Practice Model (CYPM) infuses values and standards; evidence-based practices, policies and procedures; and quality assurance processes. It also provides a template for how states can impact their response to “crossover” youth and improve outcomes.  Overall goals for sites participating in the CYPM are:

  • A reduction in the number of youth placed in out-of-home care;
  • A reduction in the use of facility placements;
  • A reduction in the over-representation of children of color; and
  • A reduction in the number of youth becoming supervised under both child welfare and juvenile justice agencies.

Nebraska has four active CYPM sites in Nebraska. Douglas and Gage Counties were implemented in 2012. Lancaster and Dodge Counties began implementation in 2015. Also in 2015, Sarpy County commenced planning discussions for incorporating the CYPM. Nebraska’s Office of Probation Administration is the lead agency coordinating CYPM work throughout the state and is provided technical assistance from Georgetown University’s Center for Juvenile Justice Reform.

Click here to visit the National CYPM website.

For additional information contact:

Amy Latshaw 
Investigation and Evaluation Specialist
Juvenile Probation Services Division
521 South 14th Street, Suite 500
Lincoln, NE 68508
Office: (402) 471-4894
Cell: (402) 580-7776