The Annie E. Casey Foundation hosted a one-hour webinar that introduced family-engaged case planning to juvenile justice agencies and their partners. Family-engaged case planning is a new model for the initial stage of the juvenile probation process, when probation officers formulate case plans in close collaboration with young people and their families.
This approach — and the Foundation’s larger vision for transforming juvenile probation — better aligns with research on youth development and how to best support behavior change and growth in young people. The presenters discussed what family-engaged case planning is, why it is necessary to transform probation and how it departs from standard juvenile probation practice.
Ana Bermudez, commissioner of the New York City Department of Probation
Steve Bishop, associate director for probation and system transformation with the Annie E. Casey Foundation
Jeannette Bocanegra-Simon, executive director of Justice for Families
Miracle Teo, youth ambassador of the Santa Clara Juvenile Probation Department.