This workshop will summarize the current application of using mobile technology within the drug and alcohol recovery and the criminal and juvenile justice settings as it helps to support current trends in reforming these systems. Participants will receive a glimpse into the early stage UX (User Experience) design for a youth oriented mobile app and a web-based companion application for parole offices using the theoretical design promoted by the Annie E. Casey Publication White Paper (June, 2018), “Transforming Juvenile Probation: A Vision for Getting It Right.” This is not another GPS compliance based tool for probation officers, MyNewLeaf (MNL) is a personalized application for those in recovery and/or on probation. Probation Officers (POs) get a day-to-day glimpse into the emotional struggles and successes for every individual on their caseload. Family members can opt in to get an up close glimpse of their loved one's triumphs and challenges while providing real time assistance when necessary. For the adolescent on probation, POs and family members can set real individualized goals, find services within their neighborhoods, and include incentives that are well within the youth's reach and best yet, all accessible in an incredibly gamified and technologically advanced visual way.
Target Audience: Clinical personnel, counselors, psychiatrists, psychologists, educators, criminal justice professionals, health care professionals.
Basic to Intermediate level. CE credits offered = 1.5 contact hours.