The interdisciplinary Juvenile Justice Research and Reform Lab (JJR&R Lab) at Drexel University works to promote best practices in the juvenile justice system by more closely aligning juvenile justice policies and procedures with adolescents' developmental capacities. For more than 20 years, Dr. Naomi Goldstein’s JJR&R Lab has conducted innovative research and partnered with public agencies to enact real-world, large-scale, systemic changes within and for the juvenile justice system that produce more just and equitable outcomes for youth and communities.
In 2021, we are thrilled to launch this blog as a space to share more about our ongoing work, research, and partnerships. For example, we recently hosted a virtual convening with local and national experts to enhance methods of reintegrating students into school and educational settings following juvenile justice system involvement. We will publish a series of posts in the upcoming weeks to document and share some of the insights and takeaways from those valuable discussions, which will serve as a foundation for future conversations and collaborations.
We also plan to use this blog as a tool to share more about JJR&R Lab’s work conducting and using high quality research to:
• Improve youth outcomes,
• Improve outcomes for communities,
• Inform policy and practice,
• Partner with communities, and
• Generate local and global impacts.
We look forward to sharing more in the coming weeks!