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Publication cover Data Planning in the Dual Status Youth Initiatives: Initial Suggestions
Dec 12, 2014, Robert F. Kennedy National Resource Center for Juvenile Justice
This article is targeted to help jurisdictions more effectively and efficiently collect, report and manage data related to dual status youth. The article provides a helpful data construct to support…
Publication cover What Videos of an ATM Robbery Can Teach Us About Bias in Juvenile Justice
Dec 12, 2014, Center for Children's Law and Policy
What videos of an ATM robbery can teach us about bias in juvenile justice
Publication cover Status Offenders and Race
Dec 12, 2014, Center for Children's Law and Policy
Status Offenders and Race
Publication cover Race Matters: Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Juvenile Justice System
Dec 12, 2014, Center for Children's Law and Policy
Racial and ethnic disparities are one of the most pervasive and disturbing characteristics of our juvenile justice system. Youth of color are over-represented at key decision points, including…
Publication cover Reducing Youth Confinement: A Policy Platform
Dec 11, 2014, National Juvenile Justice Network
NJJN's new policy platform, "Reducing Youth Confinement," lays out pathways to reduce the number of youth in confinement for all youth, while reducing justice system costs, increasing community…
Publication cover Evidence-Based Practice for Policy Makers
Dec 11, 2014, LSUHSC Institute for Public Health and Justice
Presentation
Publication cover Juvenile Justice Mapping Process- A How To Guide Louisiana MacArthur Models for Change Program
Dec 11, 2014, LSUHSC Institute for Public Health and Justice
A how to guide
Publication cover Understanding the DMC Data Template
Dec 11, 2014, Center for Children's Law and Policy
Understanding the DMC Data Template
Publication cover Unchain the Children: Policy Opportunities to End the Shackling of Youth in Court
Dec 10, 2014, National Juvenile Justice Network
Children in far too many states are forced to appear in court shackled--often wearing handcuffs, leg irons, and belly chains connecting ankle and hand restraints. This policy update reviews…
Publication cover Resource Brief: What Juvenile Defenders Should Know about the DSM-5
Dec 10, 2014, National Juvenile Defender Center
What Juvenile Defenders should know abiut tje DSM-5
Publication cover What Juvenile Defenders should Know About the DSM-5
Dec 10, 2014, National Juvenile Defender Center
Standards
Publication cover National Juvenile Defender Center: FAQs
Dec 10, 2014, National Juvenile Defender Center
NJDC
Publication cover Juvenile Defense Attorneys and Family Engagement: Same Team, Different Roles
Dec 10, 2014, National Juvenile Defender Center
Same Team, Different Rules
Publication cover Juvenile Defender Self-Assessment Tool for Best Practices in Detention Advocacy
Dec 10, 2014, National Juvenile Defender Center
This tool is designed to assist juvenile defenders in assessing the quality of their detention advocacy. Defenders should check the box next to each step that they regularly take on behalf of a…
Publication cover Issue Brief: Raising the Bar with Comprehensive Juvenile Indigent Defense Contracts
Dec 10, 2014, National Juvenile Defender Center
Issue Briefs
Publication cover Issue Brief: Protecting Rights, Promiting Positive Outcomes: Post-Disposition Access to Counsel
Dec 10, 2014, National Juvenile Defender Center
Issue Briefs
Publication cover Issue Brief: Juvenile Defense Standards: A Framework for the Specialist Representation of Youth
Dec 10, 2014, National Juvenile Defender Center
Issue Briefs
Publication cover Issue Brief: Juvenile Defense Law School Clinics
Dec 10, 2014, National Juvenile Defender Center
Issue Briefs
Publication cover Issue Brief: Ending the Indiscriminate Shackling of Youth
Dec 10, 2014, National Juvenile Defender Center
Issue Briefs
Publication cover Issue Brief: Appeals: A Critical Check on the Juvenile Delinquency System
Dec 10, 2014, National Juvenile Defender Center
Issue Briefs
Publication cover Sticker Shock: Calculating the Full Price Tag for Youth Incarceration
Dec 9, 2014, Justice Policy Institute
Thirty-three U.S. states and jurisdictions spend $100,000 or more annually to incarcerate a young person, and continue to generate outcomes that result in even greater costs. The Justice Policy…
Publication cover Because Kids are Different: Five Opportunities for Reforming the Juvenile Justice System
Dec 9, 2014, Models for Change Resource Center Partnership
As broader acceptance of recent findings in the field of adolescent development has opened the way for change, juvenile justice policymakers, stakeholders, practitioners, and advocates across the…
Publication cover Champions for Change Awards Program 2014
Dec 9, 2014, Models for Change
Champions for Change are individuals working with Models for Change who have positively affected the lives of justice-involved youth, their families, and communities. Champions have helped pave the…
Publication cover NLC Municipal Action Guide: Increasing Public Safety and Improving Outcomes for Youth through Juvenile Justice Reform
Dec 8, 2014, National League of Cities
City leaders can increase public safety and improve outcomes for young residents by changing how their cities respond to young people implicated in delinquent acts or accused of crimes. When city…
Publication cover Crisis Intervention Teams - Youth: A Law Enforcement Diversion Project
Dec 8, 2014, LSUHSC Institute for Public Health and Justice
Presentation
Publication cover Issue Brief: Using Developmentally Appropriate Language to Communicate with Court-Involved Youth
Dec 8, 2014, National Juvenile Defender Center
Issue Briefs
Publication cover Issue Brief: Specialist Training: Advancing the Ethical and Professional Representation of Youth
Dec 8, 2014, National Juvenile Defender Center
Issue Briefs
Publication cover Runaway Youth: A Research Brief
Dec 8, 2014, Vera Institute of Justice
This research brief summarizes empirical literature on youth who run away from home.
Publication cover Notes from the Field: Maricopa County, AZ
Dec 8, 2014, Vera Institute of Justice
This profile provides a summary of status offense system reform in Maricopa County, AZ, including the creation of a citation court to divert youth alleged of status offenses from traditional court…
Publication cover Notes from the Field: Clayton County, GA
Dec 8, 2014, Vera Institute of Justice
This profile describes the collaborative effort that led to a drastic drop in school referrals to court in Clayton County, Georgia.
Publication cover Notes from the Field: Campbell County, KY
Dec 8, 2014, Vera Institute of Justice
This profile from our Notes from the Field series provides an overview of recently-developed case management model for status offense cases in Campbell County, KY.
Publication cover Improving Louisiana's Status Offender System: Model Program Service Models
Dec 8, 2014, LSUHSC Institute for Public Health and Justice
Improving Louisiana's Status Offender System: Model Program Service Models
Publication cover Improving Louisiana's Status Offender System
Dec 8, 2014, LSUHSC Institute for Public Health and Justice
Improving Louisiana's Status Offender System
Publication cover Youth Who Commit Sex Offenses: Research Update
Dec 8, 2014, National Juvenile Justice Network
Policy responses to youth who commit sex offenses are largely based on misconceptions. Fortunately, new research sheds light on why youth commit sex offenses and how to achieve the best outcomes for…
Publication cover Perils of Registering Youth Who Commit Sex Offenses: Research Update
Dec 8, 2014, National Juvenile Justice Network
Registries and notification laws for people who commit sex offenses offer no clear public safety benefits. So we should not subject youth to their crippling consequences. Registration is especially…
Publication cover Improving Illinois' Response to Sexual Offenses Committed by Youth
Dec 8, 2014, Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission
The Illinois State Advisory Group conducted this study of sexual offending by youth at the request of the Illinois legislature. The report contains research and data findings and offers…
Publication cover Media Crises and Opportunities for Reform
Dec 8, 2014, National Juvenile Justice Network
NJJN's new tip sheet, "Media Crises and Opportunities for Reform," is a brief guide to responding to media events, from damage control to leveraging an opportunity for reform. Our tip sheet will help…
Publication cover Trends in State Courts 2014
Dec 8, 2014, National Center for State Courts, Robert F. Kennedy National Resource Center for Juvenile Justice
Report describes how courts can support community efforts to integrate and coordinate youth-serving systems to improve outcomes for dual status youth, and demonstrates how these strategies have been…
Publication cover Measurable Progress in Illinois
Dec 8, 2014, Loyola University, Civitas ChildLaw Center
This report summarizes some of the key changes in juvenile justice law, policy and practice that have taken place in Illinois in 2014.
Publication cover Supporting JJ-Involved Youth Experiencing Behavioral Health Disorders
Dec 8, 2014, LSUHSC Institute for Public Health and Justice
Presentation
Publication cover Time for a Check-Up: How Advocates Can Help Youth in the Juvenile Justice System Get the Mental Health Services They Need
Dec 8, 2014, National Juvenile Justice Network
NJJN's policy update summarizes the major changes on the horizon for the provision of mental health services for youth in the juvenile justice system and provides recommendations to help advocates…
Publication cover Innovation Brief: Implementing Evidence-based Practices in a Louisiana Juvenile Drug Court
Dec 8, 2014, LSUHSC Institute for Public Health and Justice
Operating since 2005, the 4th Judicial District’s juvenile drug court made a decision in 2009 to modify their screening, assessment, and treatment offerings based on newly emerging practice…
Publication cover Innovation Brief: Indicators of Success: Developing System and Youth Outcome Measures for Juvenile Justice Agencies
Dec 8, 2014, LSUHSC Institute for Public Health and Justice
Knowledge of the effectiveness of the Louisiana Models for Change reform efforts has, in large part, been attributable to the implementation of local data driven programs that monitor and track the…
Publication cover Innovation Brief: Using Evidence-Based Intervention with Youth Who Have Committed Sexual Offenses
Dec 8, 2014, Illinois Models for Change Invitative
Despite a growing body of research challenging traditional assumptions about youth who sexually offend, few jurisdictions have made a systematic effort to use this research to re-engineer the way in…
Publication cover Innovation Brief: Mental Health Screening as a Valuable Tool for Truancy Intervention
Dec 8, 2014, Center for Children & Youth Justice
The Clark County Truancy Project (CCTP) was designed to effectively respond to truancy while reducing the need for formal court intervention. Research indicates that one of the most prevalent issues…
Publication cover Innovation Brief: Improving Behavorial Health and Community Support in Evening Reporting Centers
Dec 8, 2014, Illinois Models for Change Invitative
In Cook County, Illinois, the juvenile court has implemented a strong continuum of alternatives to detention. Evening Reporting Centers, or ERCs, are a key component in this continuum. As an…
Publication cover Innovation Brief: Effective Tools for Local/State Probation Officers
Dec 8, 2014, LSUHSC Institute for Public Health and Justice
Since the creation of probation services involving youth offenders, juvenile probation has evolved with a fluctuating history involving both rehabilitation and enforcement roles. Even today, juvenile…
Publication cover Advancing Juvenile Justice: Recommendations in Three Key Areas
Dec 8, 2014, Mental Health and Juvenile Justice Collaborative for Change, Robert F. Kennedy National Resource Center for Juvenile Justice, Status Offense Reform Center
As OJJDP considers how best to carry out its mission, three core issues stand out for their intense need, their proven potential for reform, and the opportunities they offer OJJDP to lead significant…
Publication cover Innovation Brief: Special Counsel: Enhancing Juvenile Indigent Defense in Washington State
Dec 8, 2014, Center for Children & Youth Justice
When addressing the issue of indigent defense for juvenile respondents in Washington State, an initial reaction was that the cost for needed improvements would be formidable. Reducing caseloads and…
Publication cover Snapshot of National Organizations' Policy Statements on Youth in the Adult Criminal Justice System
Dec 8, 2014, Campaign for Youth Justice
This policy brief provides an overview of the major policy statements of juvenile and criminal justice system stakeholder groups and professional associations and examples of statements advancing…
Publication cover Transfer Data in Illinois: Gaps and Opportunities
Dec 8, 2014, Loyola University, Civitas ChildLaw Center
This brief provides an overview of the transfer data collection mechanisms in place in the Illinois. It is based, in part, on the analysis of the Center for Prevention Research and Development,…
Publication cover Screening and Assessment in Illinois' Juvenile Justice Sytem
Dec 8, 2014, Loyola University, Civitas ChildLaw Center
This document discusses three screening or assessment tools (or processes) currently in use at important decision-points in Illinois’ juvenile justice system: MAYSI-II, CANS and…
Publication cover Implementing & Sustaining Systems Change: Louisiana Examples
Dec 8, 2014, LSUHSC Institute for Public Health and Justice, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Implementing & Sustaining Systems Change: Louisiana Examples
Publication cover 2014 Issue Brief: Aftercare Services are Key to Positive Community Adjustment
Dec 8, 2014, Models for Change Resource Center Partnership
SUMMARY For young offenders who, for public safety reasons, cannot remain in the community, placement is still more than mere punishment. It is also an opportunity to provide services that address…
Publication cover 2014 Issue Brief: Give Adolescents the Time and Skills to Mature, and Most Offenders Will Stop
Dec 8, 2014, Models for Change Resource Center Partnership
SUMMARY Pathways to Desistance, a major, long-term study of serious juvenile offenders, has shown that: Adolescents, including serious juvenile offenders, naturally mature—psychologically,…
Publication cover 2014 Issue Brief: To Decrease Juvenile Offending, Make Effective Drug Treatment a Priority
Dec 8, 2014, Models for Change Resource Center Partnership
Substance use is prevalent among juvenile offenders, and predicts both continued offending and a less successful transition to adulthood. Yet many juvenile offenders with drug problems go untreated.…
Publication cover 2014 Issue Brief: Programs that Promote Positive Development Can Help Young Offenders Grow Up and Out of Crime
Dec 8, 2014, Models for Change Resource Center Partnership
Serious juvenile offenders, like other young people, have the potential for growth and change. Multiple studies have shown that maturity and reduced offending are closely intertwined. The question…
Publication cover 2014 Knowledge Brief: Perceptions and Outcomes in Adolescent Confinement
Dec 8, 2014, Models for Change Resource Center Partnership
2014 Knowledge Brief: Perceptions and Outcomes in Adolescent Confinement
Publication cover 2014 Issue Brief: To Monitor Changing Risks and Needs, Repeat Assessment of Young Offenders Over Time
Dec 8, 2014, Models for Change Resource Center Partnership
2014 Issue Brief: To Monitor Changing Risks and Needs, Repeat Assessment of Young Offenders Over Time
Publication cover 2014 Issue Brief: Smarter Use of Placement Can Improve Outcomes for Youth and Communities
Dec 8, 2014, Models for Change Resource Center Partnership
2014 Issue Brief: Smarter Use of Placement Can Improve Outcomes for Youth and Communities
Publication cover State Trends: Updates from the 2013-2014 Legislative Session
Dec 8, 2014, Campaign for Youth Justice
In 2014, advocacy, research, operative Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) regulations, and fiscal analysis assisted in the introduction of bills in nine states to remove youth from the adult criminal…
Publication cover Social Impact Bonds: Tip Sheet
Dec 8, 2014, National Juvenile Justice Network
What are social impact bonds? This tip sheet for juvenile justice reformers gives a brief overview of what they are, where they came from, how they're structured, and their benefits and pitfalls. It…
Publication cover A House Divided No More: Common Cause for Juvenile Justice Advocates, Victim Advocates, and Communities
Dec 8, 2014, National Juvenile Justice Network
Our juvenile justice system fails youth because it rarely holds them accountable with effective age-appropriate responses, and it fails to provide victims of crime with adequate support services that…
Publication cover Roca: A Rock for the At-Risk
Dec 8, 2014, National Conference of State Legislatures
Roca: A Rock for the At-Risk
Publication cover Becoming a Data-Driven Juvenile Justice Organization
Dec 8, 2014, National Center for Juvenile Justice, Calcasieu Parish Office of Juvenile Justice Services
This monograph (13 pages) describes the successful efforts of the Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, Office of Juvenile Justice Services (OJJS) to implement a data-driven decision-making model during…
Publication cover Using Data to Enhance Decision Making: Practical Uses of Data in Juvenile Justice
Dec 8, 2014, LSUHSC Institute for Public Health and Justice
Presentation
Publication cover Law Enforcement's Leadership Role in Juvenile Justice Reform: Actionable Recommendations for Practice & Policy
Dec 8, 2014, International Association of Chiefs of Police
IACP's National Summit on Law Enforcement Leadership in Juvenile Justice drew attention to law enforcement executives' potential to lead juvenile justice reforms in their agencies, communities and…
Publication cover In Their Own Words: Young People’s Experiences in the Criminal Justice System and Their Perceptions of Its Legitimacy
Dec 6, 2014, John Howard Association of Illinois
While there is a growing consensus that the country needs to re-examine the criminal justice system’s prosecution of serious young offenders, there is little documentation of how this…
Publication cover Innovation Brief: Bridging the Divide: Enhancing Collaboration between the Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare Systems to Respong to the Needs of Dually Involved Youth
Dec 6, 2014, Center for Children’s Law and Policy
In DuPage County, Illinois, youth who have concurrent involvement with both the delinquency and child welfare systems comprise only a small percentage of youth in the juvenile justice system.…
Publication cover Juvenile Justice and Racial Disproportionality: A Presentation to the Washington Supreme Court
Dec 5, 2014, Task Force on Race and the Criminal Justice System
The over-representation of youth of color in the juvenile justice system has drawn national and local attention since the 1980’s and hundreds of thousands, if not millions of federal, state and…
Publication cover Innovation Brief: PathNet: An Innovative School Reengagement System
Dec 4, 2014, Center for Children & Youth Justice
Juvenile justice-involved youth are overrepresented in the nation’s high school dropout statistics. These youth are often credit deficient, reading below grade level and in need of supplemental…
Publication cover Innovation Brief: A Collaborative Approach to Truancy Reform
Dec 4, 2014, Center for Children & Youth Justice
High school dropout rates in Benton and Franklin Counties in Washington State are significantly higher than the national average. Truancy is a clear predictor of high school dropout. The…
Publication cover JJGPS State Scan: Systems Integration-Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice
Oct 21, 2014, National Center for Juvenile Justice
The way states organize the administration of child welfare and juvenile justice varies widely across the country and may influence a state’s ability to coordinate services between the two…
Publication cover Promising Practices for Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Juvenile Justice System
Sep 4, 2014, National Juvenile Justice Network
This policy update draws on the work of Models for Change in Pennsylvania, as well other jurisdictions-many also supported by Models for Change- to identify key policy recommendations that may help…
Publication cover Measuring and Using Juvenile Recidivism Data to Inform Policy, Practice, and Resource Allocation
Jul 28, 2014, Council of State Governments Justice Center
Juvenile arrest rates, including for violent crimes, fell by approximately 50 percent from 1997 to 2011, to their lowest level in more than 30 years. In combination with this sharp drop in arrests,…
Publication cover Core Principles for Reducing Recidivism and Improving Other Outcomes for Youth in the Juvenile Justice System
Jul 28, 2014, Council of State Governments Justice Center: Elizabeth Seigle, Nastassia Walsh, Josh Weber
This white paper is written to guide leaders across all branches of government; juvenile justice system administrators, managers, and front-line staff; and researchers, advocates, and other…
Publication cover From Conversation to Collaboration: How Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Agencies Can Work Together to Improve Outcomes for Dual Status Youth
May 8, 2014, RFK National Resource Center for Juvenile Jusitce
Dual status youth cross the agency lines of the juvenile justice and child welfare systems, yet the agencies do not always communicate or collaborate on plans to serve the youth. Research and…
Publication cover Juvenile Defense Attorneys: A Critical Protection Against Injustice
Apr 14, 2014, National Juvenile Defender Center
Stakes are high when youth come into contact with the juvenile justice system. When a child’s liberty and freedom are at risk, meaningful access to legal advice and the counsel of a juvenile…
Publication cover SORC Toolkit Module 1: Structuring System Change
Mar 19, 2014, Status Offense Reform Center, Vera Institute of Justice
Toolkit for Status Offense System Reform Transforming a juvenile justice oriented status offense system – one that is likely complex and has been in place for decades – into one that…
Publication cover Better Solutions for Youth with Mental Health Needs in the Juvenile Justice System
Jan 22, 2014, Mental Health and Juvenile Justice Collaborative for Change
Up to 70 percent of all youth in contact with the juvenile justice system have a diagnosable mental health disorder. Yet, the juvenile justice system is not always the best or most appropriate place…
Publication cover Selected Blogs from Status Offense Reform Center
Jan 1, 2014, Vera Institute of Justice
A variety of blogs that have received positive attention on the Vera website.
Publication cover Evaluation of Responses to Truancy in Clark County, Washington: Background Factors and Outcomes
Dec 31, 2013, Washington State University/Vancouver
Evaluation of Responses to Truancy in Clark County, Washington: Background Factors and Outcomes
Publication cover The Fourth Wave: Juvenile Justice Reforms for the Twenty-First Century
Dec 15, 2013, National Campaign to Reform State Juvenile Justice Systems
The Fourth Wave: Juvenile Justice Reforms for the 21st Century takes a comprehensive look at the evolution of juvenile justice reform efforts over the past century and highlights the current wave of…
Publication cover Innovation Brief: Schools Turn to Treatment, Not Punishment, for Children with Mental Health Needs
Dec 12, 2013, Giudi Weiss, Kathleen Skowyra
In 2008, the new Mental Health/Juvenile Justice Action Network selected “early diversion” as its first area of focus. Its goal was to create opportunities for youth with mental health…
Publication cover Innovation Brief: Professional Development for Key Decision Makers in Juvenile Court: Strengthening the Juvenile-Specific Knowledge and Capabilities of Prosecutors, Defenders, and Judges
Dec 12, 2013, Barry Mahoney – The Justice Management Institute & Stephen Phillippi, PhD-Louisiana State University School of Public Health: Institute for Public Health & Justice
When Louisiana began to address long-standing problems in its juvenile justice system, leaders of the reform movement recognized that engaging key juvenile court decision makers—prosecutors,…
Publication cover Innovation Brief: Local Detention Reform Leading to State Adoption of Best Practice Detention Standards
Dec 12, 2013, Dana Kaplan, Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana & Stephen Phillippi, PhD, Louisiana State University School of Public Health: Institute for Public Health & Justice
Statewide standards for juvenile detention facilities were produced through a collaborative effort utilizing and accelerating local reforms from Models for Change sites in Louisiana. These standards…
Publication cover Innovation Brief: Model for Effective Implementation of Evidence-Based Practices
Dec 12, 2013, Stephen Phillippi, PhD & Debra DePrato, MD, LSU School of Public Health, Institute for Public Health and Justice
In current literature, there is a general agreement concerning what works and what does not work in reducing delinquent behavior with juvenile offenders in communities; however, this knowledge has…
Publication cover Innovation Brief: University Partnerships as a Strategy for Promoting Data-Driven Decision Making in Juvenile Justice
Dec 12, 2013, Kristina Childs, PhD,Consultant for the Institute for Public Health and Justice & Paul Frick, PhD, University of New Orleans
A critical piece of juvenile justice reform is the use of data to objectively identify areas in need of reform, select the types of reforms that match a jurisdiction’s needs, and to evaluate…
Publication cover The Comeback and Coming-from-Behind States: An Update on Youth Incarceration in the United States
Dec 11, 2013, National Juvenile Justice Network
Federal data on youth confinement shows continued progress of 9 states on implementing meaningful juvenile justice reforms tied to reducing youth confinement. The report identifies four states not…
Publication cover The Affordable Care Act and Its Effects on Juvenile Defense
Dec 10, 2013, National Juvenile Defender Center
Fact Sheets
Publication cover Ten Reasons to Ask Clients About Citizenship
Dec 10, 2013, National Juvenile Defender Center
Fact Sheets
Publication cover Juvenile Defense Manager-Supervisor Tool for Best Practices in Detention Advocacy
Dec 10, 2013, National Juvenile Defender Center
Fact Sheets
Publication cover Frequently Asked Questions for Juvenile Defenders - PREA
Dec 10, 2013, National Juvenile Defender Center
Fact Sheets
Publication cover From Courts to Communities: The Right Response to Truancy, Running Away, and Other Status Offenses
Dec 9, 2013, Annie Salsich, Jennifer Trone at Vera Institute of Justice
Young people who run away from home, skip school, or engage in other risky behaviors that are only prohibited because of their age end up in courtrooms every year by the thousands. Responding to…
Publication cover Law Enforcement's Leadership Role in the Advancement of Promising Practices in Juvenile Justice: Executive Officer Survey Findings
Dec 8, 2013, International Association of Chiefs of Police
IACP conducted a national survey of more than 900 law enforcement executives to assess the current state of attitudes, knowledge and practices regarding how law enforcement agencies deal with…
Publication cover Juvenile Competency Procedures
Dec 8, 2013, National Center for Juvenile Justice
This 4-page brief summarizes state statutes concerning juvenile competency to stand trial and supports a topic profiled on the Juvenile Justice Geography, Policy, Practice and Statistics website…
Publication cover Improving Diversion Policies and Programs for Justice-Involved Youth with Co-occurring Mental and Substance Use Disorders
Dec 8, 2013, National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice, Technical Assistance Collaborative, Inc.
Summary of the MacArthur Foundation and SAMHSA collaboration to increase the number of youth with behavioral health disorders diverted out of the juvenile justice system to appropriate…
Publication cover Truancy: A Research Brief
Dec 8, 2013, Vera Institute of Justice
This research brief summarizes empirical literature on truancy from the last 20 years, highlighting reasons why students skip school, risk and protective factors, and what is known about the…
Publication cover Notes from the Field: Florida
Dec 8, 2013, Vera Institute of Justice
Notes from the Field: Florida
Publication cover Dual Status Youth – Technical Assistance Workbook
Dec 1, 2013, John A. Tuell, Jessica K. Heldman, and Janet K. Wiig
“Dual status youth” refers to juveniles who come into contact with both the child welfare and juvenile justice systems and occupy various statuses in terms of their relationship to the…
Publication cover Washington State Disproportioinate Minority Contact Assessment
Dec 1, 2013, University of Washington School of Medicine, Division of Public Behavioral Health and Justice Policy
This DMC assessment process sought to combine available data with the experiences, beliefs, and knowledge of local stakeholders in order to uncover those areas in which DMC is considered to be an…
Publication cover Washington State Model Protocol for Commercially Sexually Exploited Children
Dec 1, 2013, Center for Children and Youth Justice
Washington State Model Protocol for Commercially Sexually Exploited Children
Publication cover Mapping Change in Washington State
Dec 1, 2013, Washington State University
Mapping Change in Washington State
Publication cover Probation Review Implementation: How Best Practices Meet Everyday Practices
Nov 15, 2013, Dr. John S. Ryals, Jr.
Through support from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana undertook a comprehensive Probation Review…
Publication cover Arrested Development: Confinement Can Negatively Affect Youth Maturation
Oct 29, 2013, National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN)
Common sense tells us that teenagers are different from adults, and a large, growing body of psychological and neurological research confirms that young people's brains mature far less rapidly than…
Publication cover Washington State Integrated Case Management (ICM): A Replication Toolkit
Jan 1, 2013, Washington State Department of Socail & Health Services
We are pleased to present this Toolkit on the Integrated Case Management (ICM) work at the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS), Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration…
Publication cover Reducing the Incarceration of Youth of Color in Berks County Through Structured Decision-making and Community-based Alternatives
Dec 8, 2012, Center for Children's Law and Policy
Reducing the Incarceration of Youth of Color in Berks County Through Structured Decision-making and Community-based Alternatives
Publication cover New Federal Guidance for State Courts Serving Limited English Proficient (LEP) Youth and Family Members
Dec 8, 2012, Center for Children's Law and Policy
Understanding the BJS Study of Sexual Victimization in Juvenile Facilities
Publication cover Developing a System of Graduated Responses for Youth Supervised by the Juvenile Justice System
Dec 1, 2012, CCLP
Effective juvenile justice systems encourage youth to develop the skills they need for successful transitions to adulthood while also holding them accountable for inappropriate behavior. Research…
Publication cover Compliance with the PREA Standards for Facilities that House Youth
Dec 1, 2012, CCLP
Compliance with the PREA Standards for Facilities That House Youth
Publication cover Fact Sheet: Chemical Agents in Juvenile Facilities
Dec 1, 2012, CCLP
Chemical Agents in Juvenile Facilities
Publication cover Fact Sheet: Independent Monitoring Systems for Juvenile Facilities
Dec 1, 2012, CCLP
Independent Monitoring Systems for Juvenile Facilities
Publication cover Transitions of Truants: Community Truancy Board as a Turning Point in the Lives of Adolescents
Dec 1, 2012, Washington State University Tri-Cities
Transitions of Truants: Community Truancy Board as a Turning Point in the Lives of Adolescents
Publication cover Washington State's Models for Change Truancy Interventions: A Cost-Benefit Analysis
Dec 1, 2012, National Center for School Engagement
Washington State's Models for Change Truancy Interventions: A Cost-Benefit Analysis
Publication cover Guide to the Juvenile Justice System in Washington State
Dec 1, 2012, TeamChild; Illinois Models for Change Invitative
Guide to the Juvenile Justice System in Washington State
Publication cover Louisiana Juvenile Detention Facility Licensing Standards
Dec 1, 2012, Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services
Louisiana Juvenile Detention Facility
Publication cover Understanding the Impact of the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Standards on Facilities That House Youth
Dec 1, 2012, CCLP
Understanding the Impact of the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Standards on Facilities That House Youth
Publication cover Risk Assessment in Juvenile Justice: A Guidebook for Implementation
Nov 6, 2012, Gina M. Vincent, Ph.D.
The primary purpose of this guide is to provide a structure for jurisdictions, juvenile probation or centralized statewide agencies striving to implement risk assessment or to improve their current…
Publication cover Juvenile Justice: Lessons for a New Era
May 2, 2012, Mark Soler
Executive Director Mark Soler and Deputy Director Dana Shoenberg have published an article that outlines how new research and experience should guide juvenile justice policy and practice reforms in…
Publication cover Missed Opportunity: Waiver, Race, Data, and Policy Reform
May 2, 2012, Mark Soler
In this article from the Louisiana Law Review, CCLP Executive Director Mark Soler examines the research on waiver of youth to adult court and racial disparities in the juvenile justice system. The…
Publication cover Probation Review Guidebook
Dec 9, 2011, Janet K. Wiig and John A. Tuell, Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps
The genesis for this guidebook was the probation review work undertaken in Jefferson Parish, LA as part of the work in the four core states associated with Models for Change: System Reform in…
Publication cover Juvenile Diversion Guidebook
Mar 1, 2011, Models for Change Juvenile Diversion Workgroup
Programs that divert youth from involvement in the juvenile justice system have become more frequent in response to the growing recognition that such involvement often is not necessary to achieve…
Publication cover Fact Sheet: Understanding the BJS Study of Sexual Victimization in Juvenile Facilities
Dec 1, 2010, Center for Children's Law and Policy
Understanding the BJS Study of Sexual Victimization in Juvenile Facilities
Publication cover Hidden Injustice- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Youth in Juvenile Courts
Oct 16, 2009, Katayoon Majd, Jody Marksamer and Carolyn Reyes
Hidden Injustice is the first comprehensive report to examine the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth in juvenile courts nationwide. LGBT youth comprise a significant…
Publication cover Reducing Disproportionate Minority Contact: Preparation at the Local Level
Sep 1, 2009, Mark Soler, Center for Children's Law and Policy
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention released a bulletin on local DMC reduction strategies, co-authored by CCLP's Mark Soler and Lisa Garry. It is the first in a series by OJJDP…
Publication cover Collecting and Analyzing Data on Racial and Ethnic Disparities: The Peoria Pilot Project
Apr 1, 2009, James Bell, Laura John Ridolfi, Lori Brown
The W. Haywood Burns Institute (BI) and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation collaborated to develop and pilot a data template that enables local jurisdictions to strategically gather…
Publication cover Guidebook for Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare System Coordination and Integration
Dec 8, 2008, Child Welfare League of America, Janet Wiig, with John A. Tuell (revised in 2008)
Built from years of collaborative expertise and experience, the newly revised Guidebook for Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare System Coordination and Integration: A Framework for Improved Outcomes…
Publication cover Pennsylvania Progress: Doing Something About DMC
Nov 1, 2008, Patrick Griffin, National Center for Juvenile Justice
This issue of Pennsylvania Progress focuses on the states leadership in the national effort to understand and address minority overrepresentation in the juvenile justice system. Pennsylvania…
Publication cover Illinois: Reducing Disproportionate Minority Contact Promoting Accountability and Fairness in Juvenile Justice
Oct 13, 2005, Civitas ChildLaw Center, Chicago Council on Urban Affairs
Provides statistics on disproportionate minority contact with the Illinois juvenile justice system, including along with brief information on efforts underway to improve racial fairness.
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