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Youth & Justice

ICF assists social service providers with evidence-based solutions to support at-risk youth and help prevent youth violence.

ICF brings a big-picture understanding of all that is involved when young people become engaged in the U.S. justice system—funding, policy, programs, needs, research, and evaluation. We support the social service providers who help at-risk youth and families every day to develop systematic and comprehensive responses that are evidence-informed and focus on concrete solutions that providers can implement to immediate effect.

We offer critical-issues expertise in youth service areas, including:

  • Delinquency prevention programming
  • Mental health
  • Gang violence
  • Child sexual exploitation and trafficking
  • Youth and drug court programs
  • Youth mentoring
  • Bullying, cyberbullying, and sexting prevention
  • Job training
  • Gender-specific programming

Our broad-ranging activities in youth and justice help clients:

  • Develop collaboration between state and local initiatives
  • Enhance capacity through training and technical assistance
  • Engage in community capacity-building activities, such as conducting local needs assessments
  • Monitor and evaluate delinquency prevention activities

Our respected national juvenile justice experts offer real-world experience in the latest prevention practices, ranging from gang violence and court diversion programs to youth mentoring and youth jobs programs. Our cross-disciplinary team helps agencies strategize effectively address the multiple factors that lead to youth crime.