Main content

Collaboration in Juvenile Justice: A Multi-Agency Study

Volume 76 Number 3
December 2012

The authors assessed collaboration as part of an evaluation of a county-based multi-agency juvenile program. They found that while designated outcomes were achieved, collaboration was minimal, with disagreements about funding and based on the ideological orientations of particpating agencies. Among obstacles to collaboration were communication problems, swings in attendance and representation, variable data gathering, and the unknown effectiveness of contracted programs and services.