Probation Reform Project

CJJ launched a Probation Learning Network in February of 2022 which included State Advisory Group (SAG) members from Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Montana, Nebraska, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Utah, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. to explore ways that SAGs can assist with probation reform in their jurisdictions. This network resulted in the release of “Probation Reform: A Toolkit For State Advisory Groups.” This project was funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. 

To further build on this work and support State Advisory Groups as they seek to reform probation practices, CJJ has launched a training series that will run from February through September 2023. Monthly virtual trainings will be open to all members. To learn more about these trainings click here

CJJ is also offering a unique opportunity to 6-8 states to participate in an in-person learning opportunity at Annie E. Casey’s headquarters in Baltimore, MD. To join us, please submit an application by March 17. Selected teams will receive travel and accommodations. 

During this training, participants will have the chance to set strategic goals for their state or territory and identify ways they can use their three-year plan to support and implement probation reform. Ideal teams will consist of the following members: 

  • At least one youth member;
  • The state/territory’s Juvenile Justice Specialist and/or Racial and Ethnic Disparities Coordinator;
  • The SAG Chair or Chair of a relevant subcommittee to lead the work once home;
  • Other members as selected by the SAG.

The application is available here. For questions please contact Aide Samantha Moore at