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Publication cover Guidebook for Juvenile Justice & Child Welfare System Coordination and Integration: A Framework for Improved Outcomes, 3rd Edition
Dec 13, 2013, Janet K. Wiig and John A. Tuell, with Jessica K. Heldman
Increasingly, practitioners and policymakers are recognizing the overlap of the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. This overlap is evidenced by maltreated children who become juvenile…
Publication cover Innovation Brief: Using Community Truancy Boards to Tackle Truancy
Dec 12, 2013, Bonnie Bush, Juvenile Court Administrator, Spokane County Juvenile Court
In 2007, after a coalition of community stakeholders expressed concern with the high dropout rates and high occurrence of truancy in their Eastern Washington community, the Spokane County Juvenile…
Publication cover Innovation Brief: Avoiding and Mitigating the Collateral Consequences of a Juvenile Adjudication
Dec 12, 2013, National Juvenile Defender Center
The majority of youth who come into contact with the juvenile court system have one court contact and never return. And even among those youth who do return to juvenile court, most do not become…
Publication cover Innovation Brief: Early Appointment of Counsel
Dec 12, 2013, National Juvenile Defender Center
The timing of the appointment of counsel can have as much of an impact on the outcome of a case as whether an attorney is appointed at all. Having a qualified juvenile defender present, at the…
Publication cover Innovation Brief: The Cultural Enhancement Model for Evidence-Based Practice
Dec 12, 2013, Sarah Walker, Research Assistant Professor, University of Washington Division of Public Behavioral Health & Justice Policy
Interest in developing and testing cultural adaptations has grown in proportion to the widespread adoption of policies to support the implementation of evidence-based practice (EBPs). One significant…
Publication cover Innovation Brief: Facilitating Health Care Coverage for Juvenile Justice-Involved Youth
Dec 12, 2013, Sarabeth Zemel, Kimm Mooney, Diane Justice, National Academy for State Health Policy
As states and juvenile justice stakeholders work to facilitate health coverage and access for system-involved youth, they can draw upon the experiences of their counterparts across the country to…
Publication cover Innovation Brief: Illinois’ JWatch Probation Data & Case Management System
Dec 12, 2013, Lisa Jacobs and Susan Witkin, Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Illinois’ 64 probation departments use a wide variety of commercial and “homegrown” data systems to gather and manage information on youth on juvenile probation caseloads and to…
Publication cover Innovation Brief: Ogle County’s Juvenile Justice Council
Dec 12, 2013, Lisa Jacobs and Jim Bray, Illinois Models for Change
Ogle County in northwestern Illinois looks like many rural communities, with a relatively small population (53,497) spread across a large geographic area (758 square miles). But Ogle County has…
Publication cover Innovation Brief: Judicial Colloquies: Communicating with Kids in Court
Dec 12, 2013, Rosa Peralta and George Yeannakis
Juvenile offenders are customarily required to comply with a lengthy list of rules imposed by a judge or juvenile probation counselor. Failures to comply, even those of a technical nature that result…
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 Innovation Brief: Model Juvenile Court Colloquies
Dec 12, 2013, National Juvenile Defender Center
Despite the rehabilitative nature we ascribe to the juvenile justice system, research indicates that when young people are in court, surrounded by authority figures, they are often frightened or…
Publication cover Innovation Brief: Addressing the Legal Needs of Youth After Disposition
Dec 12, 2013, National Juvenile Defender Center
In most instances, legal representation for a youth ends at disposition, leaving youth on their own to navigate continuing legal obligations while on probation and even while incarcerated. This often…
Publication cover Innovation Brief: Eliminating the Practice of Indiscriminate Shackling of Youth
Dec 12, 2013, National Juvenile Defender Center
Many youth in custody are forced to appear in court shackled with leg irons, belly chains, and handcuffs. The practice of restraining youth who pose no safety threat unnecessarily humiliates,…
Publication cover Innovation Brief: Beyond Anecdote: New Resources in Washington State for Data-Informed Policy Reform
Dec 12, 2013, WSCCR and NCJJ
A growing demand exists in juvenile justice for quality information to support a range of policy planning, program research and evaluation efforts. Challenged with system reform, the states require…
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 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 A Call to Action
Dec 1, 2013, Models for Change
At the close of 2013, Models for Change is turning to a wider effort to use what has been learned and achieved to expand and spread juvenile justice reform to new jurisdictions and audiences. This…
Publication cover Illinois Measurable Progress Updates
Dec 1, 2013, Illinois Models for Change, Loyola University Chicago
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 Measuring Success: A Guide to Becoming an Evidence-Based Practice
Apr 22, 2013, Jennifer Fratello, Tarika Daftary Kapur, and Alice Chasan
As part of the MacArthur Foundation Models for Change initiative, the Vera Institute of Justice created this guide, which describes the process that assesses whether a program qualifies as evidence…
Publication cover National Juvenile Defense Standards
Feb 4, 2013, National Juvenile Defender Center
The National Juvenile Defense Standards are a comprehensive understanding of the role and duties of the juvenile defender in the 21st century juvenile court system, and seek to strengthen and guide…
Publication cover Champions for Change Awards Program 2012
Dec 3, 2012, 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 District Attorney Guidelines (Louisiana)
Dec 1, 2012, Louisiana District Attorneys Association, LSU Institute for Public Health and Justice
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: Partnering with Schools to Reduce Juvenile Justice Referrals
Nov 30, 2012, Jason Szanyi, Center for Children’s Law and Policy
In Peoria, Illinois, a large number of African-American youth were entering detention for aggravated battery in one public high school. After learning more about the problem, local juvenile justice…
Publication cover Innovation Brief: Juvenile Justice and Mental Health: A Collaborative Approach
Nov 30, 2012, Barbara Chayt, Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators
No single agency can solve the mental health/juvenile justice crisis. It demands a collaborative model. Three Pennsylvania counties—Allegheny, Chester, and Erie—and a state-level team…
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: Strengthening the Role of Families in Juvenile Justice
Nov 30, 2012, Wendy Luckenbill, Community Care Behavioral Health
In 2007, Models for Change-Pennsylvania established a multidisciplinary workgroup—including both family advocates and juvenile justice practitioners—to address the role of families in the…
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 Innovation Brief: Learn to Earn: PACTT Helps Delinquent Youths Gain Academic and Job Skills
Nov 30, 2012, Candace Putter, PACTT
In a time of high unemployment, the lack of attention to education and career training for delinquent youths has aggravated the considerable barriers to employment they face upon release from…
Publication cover Innovation Brief: Mental Health Needs and Due Process Rights: Finding the Balance
Nov 30, 2012, Autumn Dickman, Juvenile Law Center
Models for Change sites have launched a variety of initiatives to identify and treat justice involved youths with mental health and substance abuse problems. They include screening and assessment…
Publication cover Innovation Brief: Using Risk Assessment to Meet Needs and Reduce Recidivism
Nov 30, 2012, Gina M. Vincent, PhD, National Youth Screening & Assessment Project and Laura S. Guy, PhD, University of Massachusetts Medical School
A growing number of juvenile justice experts are suggesting that an effective approach to reducing recidivism is to evaluate a youth’s risk of reoffending, then match services to his or her…
Publication cover Research on Pathways to Desistance: December 2012 Update
Nov 30, 2012, Carol Schubert
This brief reports on four key findings: • The majority of young, serious offenders do not make a career of crime, and the original crime is not a good predictor of future patterns of offending;…
Publication cover Models for Change Update 2012: Headlines
Nov 30, 2012, Hunter Hurst, National Center for Juvenile Justice
Models for Change has been an effort to provide what it takes to support and grow comprehensive, organic change in multiple jurisdictions with varying histories, resources, strengths and…
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 Family Involvement Resource Inventory: An overview of resources for family, youth and staff
Sep 5, 2012, National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice
This Family Resources Inventory was compiled to assist the Mental Health/Juvenile Justice Action Network States in the identification of publications and resources that address the barriers families…
Publication cover Developing Statutes for Competence to Stand Trial in Juvenile Delinquency Proceedings: A Guide for Lawmakers
Apr 2, 2012, Kimberly Larson, Ph.D., J.D.; Thomas Grisso, Ph.D.; National Youth Screening & Assessment Project
The purpose of this guide is to assist states in developing legislation that will provide clear assistance for juvenile courts when applying competence to stand trial to juvenile court proceedings.…
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 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 Innovation Brief: Using Diversion Fairly, Consistently, and Effectively
Dec 1, 2011, Juvenile Law Center
Juvenile justice leaders in Pennsylvania wanted to create a model system to channel youths away from formal processing. The idea was to hold young offenders accountable withless costly and more…
Publication cover Innovation Brief: Raising the Standards of Juvenile Indigent Defense
Dec 1, 2011, Juvenile Law Center
Pennsylvania’s county-based approach to juvenile defense created a patchwork system in which children in some counties received excellent representation while those in other locations did not,…
Publication cover Knowledge Brief: Can Risk Assessment Improve Juvenile Justice Practices?
Dec 1, 2011, Models for Change Research Initiative
A growing number of juvenile justice experts are suggesting a new, potentially more effective approach to reducing recidivism: first identify a youth’s risk of re-offending; then match services…
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: Mental Health Services in Juvenile Justice: Who pays? What gets paid for? And who gets to decide?
Dec 1, 2011, Models for Change Research Initiative
Providing effective mental health services for youths in the juvenile justice system raisescomplex policy questions, including: Who pays? What services get paid for? And who getsto decide? The…
Publication cover Knowledge Brief: Does Mental Health Screening Fulfill Its Promise?
Dec 1, 2011, Models for Change Research Initiative
As many as two-thirds of youths in pre-trial detention exhibit behaviors serious enough to qualify them for a mental disorder. Under the stress of detention, these youths can act out in ways that are…
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 Knowledge Brief: How Well Is the Child Welfare System Serving Youths with Behavioral Problems?
Dec 1, 2011, Models for Change Research Initiative
Child welfare systems were designed with a focus on ensuring the safety and stability of abused and neglected children. Today, though, these systems also serve as an alternative to secure confinement…
Publication cover Knowledge Brief: Harnessing the Capacity for Change
Dec 1, 2011, Models for Change Research Initiative
Organizational change requires more than good ideas. Organizations must also have thecapacity and resources necessary to reach the desired goals. In this project, the researchers interviewed and…
Publication cover Knowledge Brief: How Can We Know If Juvenile Justice Reforms Are Worth the Cost?
Dec 1, 2011, Models for Change Research Initiative
With governments at every level facing grim budget forecasts, policymakers need to knowas much as possible about what juvenile justice activities yield the greatest social good fora given level of…
Publication cover Illinois Juvenile Defender Practice Notebook
Nov 10, 2011, Rey Cheatham Banks
The Illinois Juvenile Defender Practice Notebook assists defenders who practice in one of the most rewarding and yet most challenging areas of law – juvenile defense.
Publication cover The Pennsylvania Juvenile Defense Notebook
Oct 3, 2011, PA JIDAN Team
The Pennsylvania Juvenile Defense Notebook is a comprehensive training tool for both new and experienced attorneys who defend children accused of delinquent offenses. The Notebook includes caselaw,…
Publication cover Doorways to Delinquency: Multi-System Involvement of Delinquent Youth in King County (Seattle, WA)
Sep 23, 2011, Gregory Halemba and Gene Siegel
This report highlights findings from a study conducted by NCJJ that examines the prevalence of multi-system involvement among youth referred to the King County Juvenile Court on delinquency matters…
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 West Valley School District (Spokane, WA) Community Truancy Board Evaluation
Jan 31, 2011, Washington State University, Division of Governmental Studies and Services
This report describes the implementation and effectiveness of The West Valley Community Truancy Boards (WVCTB) which are designed to engage truant youth and their families in a restorative-justice…
Publication cover Models for Change Innovations in Practice
Nov 30, 2010, Patrick Griffin
This report briefly summarizes four promising practice innovations that have emerged from Models for Change funding and technical assistance in four key partner states, Pennsylvania, Illinois,…
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 Guide to Developing Pre-Adjudication Diversion Policy and Practice in Pennsylvania
Sep 1, 2010, Diversion Subcommittee of the Mental Health/Juvenile Justice state work group of the Models for Change Initiative in Pennsylvania
In 2006, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania issued a Mental Health/Juvenile Justice Joint Policy Statement (the “Joint Policy Statement”)1 as a blueprint for creating a model system that…
Publication cover Report on the Behavioral Health Program for Youth Committed to Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice
Jul 29, 2010, Illinois Models for Change Behavioral Health Assessment Team
In response to a request for technical assistance from the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ), the Illinois Models for Change initiative assembled a team of mental health and corrections…
Publication cover Pennsylvania Juvenile Collateral Consequences Checklist
May 24, 2010, This publication was cooperative effort on the part of numerous Models for Change partners across Pennsylvania. A complete list of contributing authors is available on the last page of the publication.
The purpose of the Pennsylvania Juvenile Collateral Consequences Checklist is to provide attorneys, judges and other juvenile justice professionals with the most up to date information available on…
Publication cover Pennsylvania Juvenile Collateral Consequences Checklist
May 24, 2010, This poster was made possible through the collaborative work of many Models for Change partners across Pennsylvania. Please see the Checklist publication for a complete list of contributing authors.
The purpose of the Pennsylvania Juvenile Collateral Consequences Checklist is to provide attorneys, judges and other juvenile justice professionals with the most up to date information available on…
Publication cover The Pennsylvania Juvenile Collateral Consequences Checklist
May 1, 2010, Rhonda McKitten
The purpose of the Pennsylvania Juvenile Collateral Consequences Checklist (Checklist) is to provide attorneys, judges and other juvenile justice professionals with the most current information…
Publication cover Models for Change Fourth Annual Working Conference Agenda - December 2009
Jan 8, 2010, Models for Change
Models for Change Fourth Annual Working Conference Agenda, December 7-9, 2009.
Publication cover Models for Change Fourth Annual Working Conference Participants List - December 2009
Jan 8, 2010, Models for Change
Models for Change Fourth Annual Working Conference Participants List, December 7-9, 2009.
Publication cover Research on Pathways to Desistance
Dec 9, 2009, Research Update Created for the Fourth Annual Models for Change National Working Conference
Pathways to Desistance A First Look at Emerging Findings
Publication cover Champions for Change Awards Program 2009
Dec 7, 2009, 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 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 Family Involvement in Pennsylvania's Juvenile Justice System
Nov 1, 2009, Wendy Luckenbill & Clay Yeager
When children are involved with juvenile justice, the involvement of families is critical to a successful outcome. Yet, family involvement is frequently associated with negative rather than positive…
Publication cover Evidence-Based Practice Recommendations for Juvenile Drug Courts
Jul 1, 2009, Holly Hills, Ph.D., Jennie L. Shufelt, M.S., Joseph J. Cocozza, Ph.D.
This guide provides a series of recommendations for juvenile drug courts along three critical areas—screening and assessment (Chapter 2), treatment (Chapter 3), and outcome monitoring (Chapter…
Publication cover Educational Aftercare & Reintegration Toolkit for Juvenile Justice Professionals, 2nd ed.
Jun 30, 2009, Jennifer Lowman, Esq. Education Law Center-Pa; Shari Mamas, Esq., (formerly with Education Law Center-Pa, now with the Disability Rights Network of Pa)
Youth who are adjudicated delinquent frequently encounter problems in obtaining appropriate education services in placement, as well as when they are released and reintegrated into their…
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 Making Court the Last Resort: A New Focus for Supporting Families in Crisis
Dec 8, 2008, Vera Institute of Justice
Parents who struggle to control chronically misbehaving youth sometimes turn to “status offender” systems for help. Until recently, status offender systems regularly referred these youth…
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 Different from Adults: An Updated Analysis of Juvenile Transfer and Blended Sentencing Laws, with Recommendations for Reform
Nov 1, 2008, National Center for Juvenile Justice
Maps the current landscape of laws governing the trial, sentencing, and sanctioning of juveniles as adults. The report summarizes the transfer laws of all 50 states and the District of Columbia as of…
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 Mental Health Screening within Juvenile Justice: The Next Frontier
Nov 15, 2007, National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice
Discusses issues surrounding the mental health screening of juvenile offenders such as screening procedures, policies and implementation. Chapters of this report are: "Introduction" by Kathleen R.…
Publication cover Rehabilitation Versus Incarceration of Juvenile Offenders: Public Preferences in Four Models for Change States
Nov 1, 2007, Alex R. Piquero, John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Laurence Steinberg, Temple University
Presents the results of a poll measuring respondents’ willingness to pay for alternative policy proposals for juvenile offenders. Telephone interviews were conducted with a random sample of…
Publication cover Potential for Change: Louisiana Executive Summary
Nov 1, 2007, Center for Children's Law and Policy
Presents Louisiana-specific results of public opinion poll conducted in 2007 by Center for Children's Law and Policy (with research firm Belden Russonello and Stewart) to survey public attitudes on…
Publication cover Potential for Change: Pennsylvania Executive Summary
Nov 1, 2007, Center for Children's Law and Policy
Presents Pennsylvania-specific results of public opinion poll conducted in 2007 by Center for Children's Law and Policy (with research firm Belden Russonello and Stewart) to survey public attitudes…
Publication cover Potential for Change: Washington Executive Summary
Nov 1, 2007, Center for Children's Law and Policy
Presents Washington-specific results of public opinion poll conducted in 2007 by Center for Children's Law and Policy (with research firm Belden Russonello and Stewart) to survey public attitudes on…
Publication cover Potential for Change: Illinois Executive Summary
Nov 1, 2007, Center for Children's Law and Policy
Presents Illinois-specific results of public opinion poll conducted in 2007 by Center for Children's Law and Policy (with research firm Belden Russonello and Stewart) to survey public attitudes on…
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 The Accelerating Pace of Juvenile Justice Reform
Oct 31, 2007, National Juvenile Defender Center, Justice Policy Institute
Outlines trends identified by a survey of state-level enactments and policy changes in 2006-2007.
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 Models for Change: Washington Workplan
Oct 31, 2007, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Outlines reform efforts in the fourth Model state, Washington, which focusing on bringing about change in three areas identified as already ripe for improvement: alternatives to formal processing and…
Publication cover Illinois: An Assessment of Access to Counsel & Quality of Representation in Delinquency Proceedings
Sep 13, 2007, Children and Family Justice Center, Bluhm Legal Clinic, Northwestern University School of Law and The National Juvenile Defender Center
Forty years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark decision: In In re Gault, the Court ruled that children accused of delinquent acts are entitled to the protections of due process of law,…
Publication cover Improving and Coordinating Access to Mental Health Services for Youth in Pennsylvania's Juvenile Justice System
Apr 10, 2007, Models for Change
Outlines approaches and opportunities for the juvenile justice and mental health systems to better respond to the needs of the large number (over 70%) of youth with mental health needs who come into…
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 Washington: System Snapshot
Dec 10, 2006, National Center for Juvenile Justice
Provides information on the juvenile justice system in the state of Washington including key agencies, demographics, framework, statistics, etc.
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 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 2006 Overview of Models for Change: Systems Reform in Juvenile Justice
Jun 30, 2006, Models for Change
This 2006 edition of the Models for Change overview provides the background and framework (principles) of the Models for Change initiative. Strategies for grantmaking and success are also described…
Publication cover Models for Change FAQ
Jun 30, 2006, Models for Change
Answers frequently asked questions about the Models for Change initiative including selection of states, initiative structure and measuring progress.
Publication cover Models for Change Selected Grants List
Jun 30, 2006, Models for Change
Partial list of national organizations and state departments who have received Models for Change grants as of July 2006.
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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