DSG’s Justice Practice is devoted to reducing and preventing all forms of crime and violence, as well as improving outcomes for juveniles and adults who come in contact with the justice system, through the study and application of evidence-based programs, practices, and interventions.
Everyday our team of research scientists and consultants work together with other organizations and local, state, tribal, and federal justice agencies to apply what works to address some of the most pressing issues in juvenile and criminal justice, including
- Youth and gang violence
- Bullying and cyberbullying
- Human trafficking
- Commercial sexual exploitation of children
- Facilities management
- ID theft
- Trauma-informed approaches
- Police–community relations
- Returning citizens
- Disproportionate minority contact
Research and Evaluation
DSG engages in original quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods research to shed light on poorly understood juvenile and criminal justice issues. We also conduct systematic research reviews and meta-analyses, as well as secondary data analysis.
DSG is an established leader in assessing the evidence of criminal justice, juvenile justice, and crime victim services programs and practices. For the U.S. Department of Justice, we designed, developed, and manage two important clearinghouses of evidence-based programs and practices.
Training and Technical Assistance
DSG works with juvenile and criminal justice organizations and agencies to build capacity, form strategic partnerships, maintain resiliency, and achieve sustainability. In addition to expert consulting, we design, deliver, organize, facilitate, and manage all manner of training and technical assistance, including in-person and Web-based training.
DSG applies objectivity, rigorous analysis, and the best of science in our work with juvenile and criminal justice organizations to improve performance and service delivery by getting everyone working toward the same goals.
Communications and Technology
DSG provides first-rate editorial, design, and information technology expertise to help juvenile and criminal justice organizations effectively connect their message to their target audience.
Conference Management and Event Planning
DSG plans and produces trade shows, exhibits, conferences, and other thought-leadership events for groups of all sizes, adhering to best practices and ethics of the meeting management profession.
- Criminal Justice
- Juvenile Justice
- Violence Prevention
- CDC Expert Panel on Macroeconomic Factors and Individual Violence
- Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children
Field-Initiated Research and Evaluation Program
- OJJDP Funds an Analysis of DMC Data and
Patterns to Identify Best Practices
- Youth Violence Prevention Technical Assistance Program
- Evaluation of the SAGE Inc., Project Funded by the National Institute of Justice
- Monitoring High-Risk Sex Offenders With GPS Technology: An Evaluation of the California Supervision Program
- CrimeSolutions.gov: Evidence Assessment of Justice Programs and Practices
- Technical Assistance to End Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Juvenile Justice System
- Model Programs Guide