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Publication cover Innovation Brief: Reforming Automatic Transfer Laws: A Success Story
Nov 30, 2012, Jason Szanyi, Center for Children’s Law and Policy
In the mid-1980s, the Illinois Legislature took a tough stance on drug use among youth. As part of a national trend toward harsher punishments for juveniles, lawmakers decided to prosecute in adult…
Publication cover Innovation Brief: Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Pennsylvania
Nov 30, 2012, Dana Shoenberg, Center for Children’s Law and Policy
Across the United States, youth of color are disproportionately represented at every stage of the juvenile justice system, with the greatest disparities at the deepest end of the system. Although…
Publication cover Innovation Brief: Media Relations: Transforming a Crisis into an Opportunity for Reform
Nov 30, 2012, Marie Yeager, Roda Creative Services.
The Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, “kids-for-cash” tragedy provided many opportunities for education regarding juvenile justice in the United States. The publicity, shaped by thoughtful…
Publication cover DMC eNews 32
Nov 8, 2012, Center for Children's Law and Policy
Replicating the DMC Action Network approach and getting results in Connecticut
Publication cover Measurable Progress: A Summary of Illinois Juvenile Justice Reforms
Oct 1, 2012, Various
This report summarizes some of the key changes in juvenile justice law, policy and practice that have taken place in Illinois during the period 2005 – 2012. These changes have accelerated over…
Publication cover DMC Action Network
Aug 16, 2012, Taking DMC Reduction Strategies Statewide in North Carolina
During the past six months, juvenile justice in North Carolina has undergone some significant changes. For one, the state’s juvenile justice agency, formerly known as the Department of Juvenile…
Publication cover DMC Action Network
Jun 5, 2012, DMC Action Network
What do Alachua County, Florida, and Arapahoe County, Colorado, have in common? They're the next two jurisdictions to benefit from a new effort to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in the juvenile…
Publication cover The Rapides Parish DA's Neighborhood Accountability Board Program
May 5, 2012, Daphne Robinson
This presentation, from the May 2010 DMC Action Network meeting, focused on the Rapides Parish (LA) Neighborhood Accountability Boards. Workshop discussion included useful insights for the design and…
Publication cover Effective Leadership to Change System Culture
May 5, 2012, Tiana Davis
This presentation, from the May 2010 DMC Action Network meeting, focused on two leaders' systems change experiences. Presentations included include specific leadership activities that have produced…
Publication cover School-Wide Positive Behavior Support
May 5, 2012, Barry L. McCurdy
This presentation, from the DMC Action Network's 2009 annual meeting, focused on positive behavior support in schools.
Publication cover A Fair Juvenile Justice System: The Importance of Linguistic and Cultural Competency
May 4, 2012, NCLR Latino Juvenile Justice Network Coordinator Cassandra Villanueva
During the DMC Action Network's first annual meeting, one workshop outlined strategies for reviewing and modifying system processes through a cultural competence lens, and ensuring that the DMC…
Publication cover Just the Facts: a Snapshot of Incarcerated Hispanic Youth
May 3, 2012, Jose D. Saavedra
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the estimated population of Hispanic youth ages 10–17 in 2008 was 6.4 million, making up nearly 19% of all youth within that age group. In contrast to the…
Publication cover Stakeholder Buy-in and Participation - Presentation and Group Dialogue
May 3, 2012, Tiana Davis
The DMC Action Network designed a series of three Technical Assistance Seminars to further develop the expertise and leadership skills of local DMC Coordinators and other staff responsible for…
Publication cover Berks County Evening Reporting Center Development: Strategies and Outcomes
May 3, 2012, Jeff Gregro
This presentation discusses work in Berks County, PA, a DMC Action Network site, that led to Pennsylvania's first pre-adjudication evening reporting center, which opened in late 2008. A little more…
Publication cover Relevant Versus Interesting Data Trends - Presentation
May 3, 2012, Tiana Davis
The DMC Action Network designed a series of three Technical Assistance Seminars to further develop the expertise and leadership skills of local DMC Coordinators and other staff responsible for…
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 Strategies for Serving Hispanic Youth
May 2, 2012, Maria F. Ramiu and Dana Shoenberg
CCLP Deputy Director Dana Shoenberg co-authored this chapter in the latest edition of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's Disproportionate Minority Contact Technical…
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 Guidelines for State Courts Serving Limited English Proficient (LEP) Youth and Family Members-Short Fact Sheet
May 2, 2012, Dana Shoenberg
Good communication and cultural understanding are prerequisites to a fair, efficient, and effective justice system. Navigating the juvenile justice system is often difficult for youth and their…
Publication cover Illinois Leaders Perspective
Apr 1, 2012, Various
The goal of the Illinois Models for Change Fast Forward project was to hear and learn from a range of influential state leaders on how they view the current state of juvenile justice in Illinois,…
Publication cover DMC eNews-New Collaboration Extends DMC Action Network’s Impact
Mar 29, 2012, DMC Action Network
This month, Rock County, Wisconsin, a DMC Action Network site, describes a new partnership that is spreading effective strategies to reduce racial and ethnic disparities to Wisconsin’s largest…
Publication cover DMC e-News-By the Numbers: Signs of Progress from Rapides Parish, Louisiana
Feb 7, 2012, DMC Action Network
In this issue, we highlight work in Rapides Parish, Louisiana, where officials have reduced probation revocations by over 50% for youth of color. This edition also describes CCLP's search for…
Publication cover DMC e-News: Mark Masterson of Sedgwick County, KS Named Champion for Change
Jan 4, 2012, DMC Action Network
The November/December issue features news from the Models for Change 6th Annual Working Conference and the presentation of the Champions for Change award to Mark Masterson of Sedgewick County,…
Publication cover Adding Up Models for Change: Initial Findings from the Models for Change Database
Dec 9, 2011, Patrick Griffin, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Models for Change was deliberately designed to be wide-ranging—to support state and local reformers in a variety of settings, working in variety of issue areas, and taking a variety of…
Publication cover Counting Latino Youth in the Illinois Juvenile Justice System
Dec 9, 2011, National Council of La Raza
The report details the inadequacy of information on Hispanic youth, who constitute one of the fastest-growing segments of the population, and highlights this lack of data as a major barrier to…
Publication cover Men in Motion in the Community and the Philadelphia Latino Juvenile Justice Network: Reducing Disproportionate Minority Contact, Strengthening Reentry, and Building Community
Dec 8, 2011, National Council of La Raza
In Philadelphia and across the nation, Latino youth are disproportionately overrepresented in the juvenile justice system. Over the past five years, MIMIC and the Latino Juvenile Justice Network…
Publication cover Highlights from the DMC Action Network
Dec 6, 2011, Dana Shoenberg
This presentation, from December 6, 2011 explains the DMC Action Network's approach and highlights accomplishments in the following DMC Action Network Sites: Rock County, WI Lancaster County, PA…
Publication cover Juvenile Justice Guide Book for Legislators
Dec 5, 2011, National Conference of State Legislators
Under a partnership with the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, NCSL has published a juvenile justice guidebook addressing the most important juvenile justice policy issues of the day. …
Publication cover Knowledge Brief: Are Minority Youths Treated Differently in Juvenile Probation?
Dec 1, 2011, Models for Change Research Initiative
While many studies have examined disproportionate minority contact at the front endof the juvenile justice system, few have examined disparities deep within the system—in particular,…
Publication cover Knowledge Brief: Is There a Link between Child Welfare and Disproportionate Minority Contact in Juvenile Justice?
Dec 1, 2011, Models for Change Research Initiative
African-American children are represented in foster care and other child welfare placements at a rate more than twice their representation in the U.S. child population. Like others in the child…
Publication cover An Executive Summary: Rethinking Juvenile Justice
Dec 1, 2011, Models for Change Research Initiative
Elizabeth S. Scott and Laurence Steinberg, leading figures in juvenile law and adolescent developmental psychology, have brought their disciplines together to define a new approach to juvenile crime.…
Publication cover Disproportionate Minority Contact Action Network eNews-September/October
Oct 21, 2011, DMC Action Network
This month's issue includes articles featuring: Farewell and Thank You to Lisa Garry, A Visionary Advocate for Change Connecticut Replicates DMC Action Network Strategies at the State and Local…
Publication cover Disproportionate Minority Contact Action Network eNews-August
Aug 26, 2011, DMC Action Network
This month's issue focuses on "Having Faith: Partnering with Religious Organizations to Help Combat DMC." In October 2010, we described how Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, hit the ground running…
Publication cover Disproportionate Minority Contact Action Network eNews-June
Jul 6, 2011, DMC Action Network
What can you do about DMC with relatively little funding but a bigcommitment to racial and ethnic fairness? Outagamie County, Wisconsin,answers that question by sharing how it engaged community…
Publication cover Disproportionate Minority Contact Action Network eNews-June
Jun 2, 2011, DMC Action Network
Culture change. For many juvenile justice administrators, these two words represent an important goal, but one that often seems impossible to reach. This month, Rock County, Wisconsin, explains how…
Publication cover Guidelines for State Courts Serving Limited English Proficient (LEP) Youth and Family Members-Long Fact Sheet
Mar 11, 2011, Dana Shoenberg
Good communication and cultural understanding are prerequisites to a fair, efficient, and effective justice system. Navigating the juvenile justice system is often difficult for youth and their…
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 Reauthorizing the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act: The Impact on Latino Youth
Feb 4, 2011, Marguerite Moeller
This paper analyzes the impact on Latino youth of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974 and provides recommendations for a reauthorization of the law that takes a rational…
Publication cover DMC (Disproportionate Minority Contact) Action Network eNews-January
Feb 1, 2011, DMC Action Network
Working to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in systems that serve at-risk youth is challenging, but knowing about strategies and tools to promote DMC reform can help jurisdictions that are…
Publication cover Disproportionate Minority Contact Action Network eNews-December
Dec 16, 2010, DMC Action Network
Nine months ago, we described how Jason Witt, Deputy Director of the Rock County, Wisconsin, Human Services Department, was navigating a vigorous debate surrounding reforms that had improved outcomes…
Publication cover DMC Action Network eNews-November
Dec 1, 2010, DMC Action Network
Generally, juvenile justice practitioners don't enter the field expecting the glitz and glamor that accompany some other professions -- it's the desire to help youth in trouble that provides the…
Publication cover Turning Knowledge into Practice: A Manual for Human Service Administrators and Practitioners about Understanding and Implementing Evidence-Based Practices, 2nd edition (revised)
Nov 19, 2010, John A. Morris, Stephen Day, and Sonja K. Schoenwald
The mission of the authors and sponsors of this manual is to enhance independence, self sufficiency, and community living for people with disabilities through the implementation and approaches of…
Publication cover 2010 Overview of Models for Change: Systems Reform in Juvenile Justice
Nov 16, 2010, Models for Change
Provides an overview of the Models for Change initiative including: Background/Perspective, Framework, Grantmaking Strategy, Advancing the Models, Frequently Asked Questions, National Resource Bank…
Publication cover DMC Action Network eNews-October
Oct 26, 2010, DMC Action Network
Smart, sustainable DMC reduction takes time. So what can a jurisdiction realistically hope to accomplish in just one year? As Lancaster County, PA, has demonstrated, you can accomplish a lot,…
Publication cover DMC Action Network eNews
Sep 29, 2010, DMC Action Network
In Washington State’s Benton-Franklin Counties, financial shortfalls have forced the counties to limit the population at their 80-bed detention center to 35 youth. That cap can help keep…
Publication cover Disproportionate Minority Contact Action Network eNews, August 2010
Aug 30, 2010, DMC Action Network
In November 2009, we highlighted Baltimore City’s Pre-Adjudication Coordination and Transition Center, which was recognized by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention as a…
Publication cover DMC Action Network e-News - July 2010
Jul 30, 2010, DMC Action Network
In November 2009, we described how the Kansas Juvenile Justice Authority weathered severe budget cuts at the state level by closing correctional facilities and continuing to fund its community…
Publication cover Batting with Two Strikes: Brown and Young in the Juvenile Justice System
Jul 11, 2010, Mark Soler
In this presentation from July 2010, CCLP Executive Director Mark Soler discusses DMC and Latino youth in the juvenile justice system at the National Council for La Raza's National Conference in San…
Publication cover Washington State Models for Change Newsletter-July 2010
Jul 6, 2010, WA State Models for Change
Hello from Benton/Franklin Counties Models for Change! We hope this issue of our newsletter finds you well. It looks like summer is finally here and with that comes a chance to breathe a bit and…
Publication cover DMC Action Network e-News - June 2010
Jun 30, 2010, DMC Action Network
At the age of sixteen, Edwin Desamour was convicted as an adult for third-degree murder. He spent eight years in an adult penitentiary and eleven and a half years on parole. Now, twenty years later,…
Publication cover DMC Action Network e-News - May 2010
Jun 7, 2010, DMC Action Network
This month, representatives from DMC Action Network sites gathered in Alexandria, Virginia, for the final annual meeting of the full Network. The three-day conference focused on equipping…
Publication cover DMC Action Network e-News - April 2010
Apr 29, 2010, DMC Action Network
In December 2009, we introduced nine new sites to the DMC Action Network. Those sites are working closely with the Network’s eleven original sites to build their data collection capacity,…
Publication cover DMC Action Network e-News - March 2010
Mar 30, 2010, DMC Action Network
The DMC Action Network promotes the data-driven development and expansion of community-based alternatives to secure detention as a way of reducing unnecessary incarceration of youth of color while…
Publication cover DMC Action Network e-News - February 2010
Feb 23, 2010, DMC Action Network
Keeping youth of color from entering the juvenile justice system is a big part of eliminating racial and ethnic disparities - but it isn't the only way to reduce DMC. This month, representatives from…
Publication cover Positive Youth Development: From Theory to Practice
Feb 2, 2010, Jeffrey Butts
The DMC Action Network designed a series of Technical Assistance Seminars to further develop the expertise and leadership skills of local staff responsible for day-to-day operations of DMC reduction…
Publication cover Promoting Seamless Re-Entry in a DMC Reduction Context and Analysis of Re-Entry Stages
Feb 2, 2010, Dr. David M. Altschuler
The DMC Action Network designed a series of Technical Assistance Seminars to further develop the expertise and leadership skills of local staff responsible for day-to-day operations of DMC reduction…
Publication cover DMC Action Network e-News - January 2010
Jan 12, 2010, DMC Action Network
The DMC Action Network had much to celebrate at the end of 2009. Last month, the MacArthur Foundation's Fourth Annual National Working Conference in Washington, DC highlighted successes in DMC…
Publication cover Conducting Benefit-Cost Analyses of Juvenile Court Jurisdiction and Other Juvenile Justice Policies
Dec 21, 2009, Jens Ludwig, Roseanna Ander & Laura Brinkman
Concern about juvenile crime in the 1980s led most states across the country to enact policy changes that made it easier to transfer juvenile arrestees into the adult criminal justice system (Hahn et…
Publication cover DMC Action Network e-News - December 2009
Dec 16, 2009, DMC Action Network
This month we welcome the nine newest additions to the DMC Action Network. Twenty-one sites in eight states are now working to identify and reduce racial and ethnic disparities as part of the Models…
Publication cover The Role and Conversation of the DMC Coordinator - Facilitation of Dialogue and Players
Dec 7, 2009, Tiana Davis
The DMC Action Network designed a series of three Technical Assistance Seminars to further develop the expertise and leadership skills of local DMC Coordinators and other staff responsible for…
Publication cover DMC Performance Measures
Dec 3, 2009, Lisa Garry
The purpose of this document is to collect and report performance measures that are relevant to the site's Strategic Innovations and other indicators of progress in the local collaborative to reduce…
Publication cover DMC Action Network e-News - November 2009
Nov 4, 2009, DMC Action Network
In This Issue: 35 Years of the JJDPA Learn More about JJDPA Reauthorization Keeping Reforms on Track while Cutting Back: The Kansas Story OJJDP Recognizes Baltimore City in DMC Reduction…
Publication cover Models for Change 2009 Update: Core State Progress
Nov 2, 2009, Patrick Griffin, National Center for Juvenile Justice
Central to the Models for Change strategy is its long-termpartnership with four key states: Pennsylvania, Illinois, Louisiana,and Washington. By supporting comprehensive reformsin these core states,…
Publication cover Union County DMC News - May Newsletter
Oct 23, 2009, Union County DMC Advisory Board
Karen Tucker and Becky Smith of Union County, North Carolina, have released their first newsletter addressing DMC reduction efforts and accomplishments in that jurisdiction. Union County is a…
Publication cover DMC eNews #5: DMC Reduction Signs of Progress
Aug 1, 2009, DMC Action Network
DMC eNews reports on efforts to reduce Disproportionate Minority Contact, or DMC, in juvenile justice systems in the DMC Action Network. Issue #5 highlights DMC Action Network innovations that are…
Publication cover DMC eNews #4: Transformation at Annual Meeting
Jul 7, 2009, DMC Action Network
DMC eNews reports on efforts to reduce Disproportionate Minority Contact, or DMC, in juvenile justice systems in the DMC Action Network. Sign up here to receive DMC eNews by email. Issue #4 contains…
Publication cover Strategies: Chicago Urban League Newsletter Summer 2009 Vol. 1 No. 5
Jul 6, 2009, Chicago Urban League
Chicago Urban League's Newsletter with special focus on disproportionate contact of minority youth with the juvenile justice system. The Newsletter features an interview with James Bell, Founder and…
Publication cover Update: Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) Reauthorization
May 5, 2009, Dana Shoenberg
This presentation, from the DMC Action Network's 2009 annual meeting, focused on the progress toward reauthorizing the federal Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, with a focus on DMC…
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 DMC eNews #3: Burns Institute Data
Feb 17, 2009, Center for Children's Law and Policy
DMC eNews reports on efforts to reduce Disproportionate Minority Contact, or DMC, in juvenile justice systems in the DMC Action Network. Sign up here to receive DMC eNews by email. Issue #3 contains…
Publication cover Minority Youth in the Juvenile Justice System: Disproportionate Minority Contact
Jan 1, 2009, National Conference of State Legislatures
Provides explanations for and strategies to reduce disproportionate minority contact. This report is the second in a planned series to focus and provide research-based information on key policy…
Publication cover Benton Franklin Counties Juvenile Justice Needs Assessment Report
Jan 1, 2009, Eric Trupin
Report on the the responses to a community needs survey of parents and youth conducted in Benton/Franklin Counties.
Publication cover Adoration of the Question: Reflections on the Failure to Reduce Racial & Ethnic Disparities...
Dec 23, 2008, W. Haywood Burns Institute
Adoration of the Question: Reflections on the Failure to Reduce Racial & Ethnic Disparities in the Juvenile Justice System outlines the early juvenile justice system and its approach toward youth…
Publication cover Models for Change 2008 Update: Gathering Force
Dec 9, 2008, Models for Change, National Center for Juvenile Justice
Outlines specific achievements made in each of the four Model States and three Action Networks since December 2007. Over the last year the sense of movement in the field of juvenile justice, of…
Publication cover DMC eNews #2: What DMC Reduction Is—and Is Not
Dec 3, 2008, Center for Children's Law and Policy
DMC eNews reports on efforts to reduce Disproportionate Minority Contact, or DMC, in juvenile justice systems in the DMC Action Network. Sign up here to receive DMC eNews by email. Issue #2 contains…
Publication cover The Second Century: Juvenile Justice Reform in Illinois
Dec 1, 2008, Mark Soler
This report illustrates significant achievements with policies and practices in Illinois' juvenile justice system. The report includes information on efforts to utilize data and public education to…
Publication cover Guidelines for Collecting and Recording the Race and Ethnicity of Youth in Illinois’ Juvenile Justice System
Nov 24, 2008, Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission
The Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission and the Illinois Models for Change Initiative strongly encourage agencies, organizations and practitioners at all stages of the juvenile justice system to…
Publication cover DMC eNews #1: Intro to the DMC Action Network
Nov 12, 2008, Center for Children's Law and Policy
DMC eNews reports on efforts to reduce Disproportionate Minority Contact, or DMC, in juvenile justice systems in the DMC Action Network. Sign up here to receive DMC eNews by email. Issue #1 contains…
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 Changing Course: A Review of the First Two Years of Drug Transfer Reform in Illinois
May 31, 2008, Illinois Juvenile Justice Initiative
Details the reform efforts that led to passage of PA 94-0574, which reversed the automatic transfer of juvenile drug cases to adult court, and the impact the law has had in the two years after it…
Publication cover Overcoming Language and Culture Barriers Using Evidence-Based Practices
Apr 29, 2008, National Council of La Raza (NCLR)
Summary, remarks and speaker biographies from the workshop "Defeating Language and Culture Barriers Using Evidence-Based Practices" held at the The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) 2007 Annual…
Publication cover Berks County, Pennsylvania Juvenile Detention Risk Assessment
Apr 1, 2008, Dana Shoenberg
The Berks County Juvenile Detention Risk Assessment Instrument Report documents the results of an eight month test of a draft Juvenile Detention Assessment Instrument in Berks County, Pennsylvania…
Publication cover Potential for Change: Public Attitudes and Policy Preferences for Juvenile Justice Systems Reform
Nov 1, 2007, Center for Children's Law and Policy
Summary of findings from a public opinion poll that included over-sampling in the four Models for Change states to determine attitudes held by the public there. Americans' attitudes about youth, race…
Publication cover Models for Change: Illinois Workplan
Oct 31, 2007, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Outlines reform efforts in the second Model state, Illinois, which focusing on bringing about change in three areas identified as already ripe for improvement: juvenile court jurisdiction;…
Publication cover Models for Change: Louisiana Workplan
Oct 31, 2007, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Outlines reform efforts in the third Model state, Louisiana, which focusing on bringing about change in three areas identified as already ripe for improvement: alternatives to formal processing and…
Publication cover Models for Change: Pennsylvania Workplan
Oct 31, 2007, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Outlines reform efforts in the first Model state, Pennsylvania, which focusing on bringing about change in three areas identified as already ripe for improvement: mental health and juvenile justice…
Publication cover LJJN: A Culturally Competent Model for Juvenile Justice Reform
Oct 25, 2007, Cassandra Villanueva
During the DMC Action Network's first annual meeting, one workshop outlined strategies for reviewing and modifying system processes through a cultural competence lens, and ensuring that the DMC…
Publication cover Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) Action Network FAQ
Jun 21, 2007, Center for Children's Law and Policy
Answers frequently asked questions about the DMC Action Network, a Models for Change-supported forum for sharing knowledge and accelerating progress in the reduction of racial and ethnic disparities…
Publication cover Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) Action Network: Invitation to Join
Jun 20, 2007, Center for Children's Law and Policy, Mark Soler, Executive Director, Lisa Garry, DMC Policy Director
Invitation to apply to be one of four additional states or local sites (e.g., counties or cities) across the country provide leadership in reduction of disproportionate minority contact as a member…
Publication cover Redeploy Illinois Annual Report Implementation and Impact 2007
May 24, 2007, Redeploy Illinois Oversight Board (RIOB)
Documents how four Redeploy Illinois pilot programs reduced commitments to Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice on average by 44%, or 226 fewer youth in the first two years, thereby saving the…
Publication cover Pennsylvania Models for Change Monthly Newsletter: February 2007 Issue
Mar 8, 2007, Juvenile Law Center
February 2007 issue of the Pennsylvania Models for Change newsletter features updates on target area of improvement, information exchange, upcoming events, national news etc.
Publication cover Pennsylvania Models for Change Monthly Newsletter: January 2007 Issue
Feb 1, 2007, Juvenile Law Center
Inaugural issue of the Pennsylvania Models for Change newsletter features updates on target area of improvement, information exchange, upcoming events, national news etc.
Publication cover National Statistics: System Snapshot
Dec 31, 2006, Models for Change, National Center for Juvenile Justice
Provides an overview of national trends in juvenile arrests, juvenile court cases received and the court's response to those cases. Statistics presented highlight important differences in offense,…
Publication cover Washington State Models for Change Initiative: Selected County Highlights
Dec 31, 2006, National Center for Juvenile Justice, Gregg Halemba, Gene Siegel
Provides statistics on intake, demographics, mental health diversion/treatment programs for Benton, Franklin, Clark, King, Pierce and Spokane Counties in Washington.
Publication cover Instructions and Guidelines for Collecting and Recording Race and Ethnicity of Juveniles
Oct 14, 2006, National Center for Juvenile Justice, Children's Law and Policy, Patricia Torbet, and Hunter Hurst, Jr., National Center for Juvenile Justice; Mark Soler, Center for Childrens Law and Policy
Provides instruction and guidance to local juvenile courts and probation departments on racial coding of juveniles involved in Pennsylvania's juvenile justice system in conjunction with reporting…
Publication cover Louisiana Models for Change Initiative: Selected Parish/Judicial District Highlights
Oct 1, 2006, National Center for Juvenile Justice, Gregg Halemba, Gene Siegel
Provides statistics on intake, demographics, mental health diversion/treatment programs for Caddom Calcasieu, Jefferson, Rapides Parish, and 16th Judicial District parishes in Louisiana.
Publication cover Pennsylvania Guidelines for Collecting and Recording the Race and Ethnicity of Juvenile in Conjunction with Juvenile Delinquency Disposition Reporting to the Juvenile court Judges' Commission
Oct 1, 2006, Tiana Davis
This booklet provides instruction and guidance to local juvenile courts and probation departments on accurate racial and ethnic data collections for juveniles, particularly with respect to Hispanic…
Publication cover Washington Models for Change Initiative Background Summary
Sep 30, 2006, National Center for Juvenile Justice, Gene Siegel, Gregory Halemba, Charles Puzzanchera, Ben Adams
Contains a broad spectrum of historical and more recent information regarding Washington State's juvenile justice system as well as a wide range of statistics to support the strategic planning…
Publication cover Louisiana Models for Change Initiative Background Summary
Mar 22, 2006, National Center for Juvenile Justice, Gregg Halemba, Gene Siegel, Charles Puzzanchera, Patrick Griffin
Contains a broad spectrum of historical and more recent information regarding Louisiana's juvenile justice system as well as a wide range of statistics to support the strategic planning required at…
Publication cover Building Momentum for Juvenile Justice Reform
Jan 5, 2006, Justice Policy Institute
Tells the story of how the four Models for Change states—Pennsylvania, Illinois, Louisiana, and Washington—are already moving to reform and reshape their own state juvenile justice…
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.
Publication cover Keystones for Reform: Promising Juvenile Justice Policies and Practices in Pennsylvania
Oct 12, 2005, Youth Law Center, Neelum Aryna, Eric Lotke, Liz Ryan, Marc Schindler, Dana Shoenberg, Mark Soler
The first state report for the Models for Change initiative, this report describes promising juvenile justice policies and practices in Pennsylvania that provide a solid base for further reform…
Publication cover Models for Change Framework
Sep 30, 2003, Models for Change
Identifies and describes eight core principles essential to a model juvenile justice system: fundamental fairness, recognition of juvenile-adult differences, recognition of individual differences,…
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