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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 Keeping Kids Out of Court: Rethinking Our Response to Status Offenses
Oct 8, 2014, Status Offense Reform Center
Status offenses are behaviors that are problematic but non-criminal in nature —such as running away from home, skipping school, or violating curfew—which are prohibited under the law only…
Publication cover National League of Cities: Information Sharing to Support Juvenile Justice Reform
Oct 7, 2014, Laura Furr
Cities are joining and strengthening a national juvenile justice reform movement. Sharing information and aligning policy decisions among city agencies and with county and state juvenile justice…
Publication cover State Trends 2013-2014 Legislative Session
Sep 12, 2014, Campaign for Youth Justice
The report takes a look at states that have, and are taking steps to remove children from the adult criminal justice system. State Trends documents the continuation of four trends in justice reform…
Publication cover Juvenile Defense Attorneys and Family Engagement: Same Team, Different Roles
Aug 5, 2014, National Juvenile Defender Center
When a child gets arrested, the entire family is implicated and some family members are even brought into the juvenile court process along with that child. For families, this can be a difficult and…
Publication cover Law Enforcement’s Leadership Role in Juvenile Justice Reform: Actionable Recommendations for Practice & Policy
Jul 31, 2014, International Association of Chiefs of Police
From the National Summit on Law Enforcement Leadership in Juvenile Justice, which the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) convened with support from the John D. and Catherine T.…
Publication cover Why Juvenile Justice Matters to Counties
Jul 31, 2014, National Association of Counties
The juvenile justice system has a direct impact on counties’ investments in health, justice and social services, and often cost more to counties than the benefits they bring to the community.…
Publication cover Recommendations to Improve Correctional and Reentry Education for Young People
Jul 30, 2014, Juvenile Law Center
On November 19, 2012, the U.S. Department of Education (DoEd) hosted a Summit on Education in Correctional Facilities to address correctional and reentry education for youth and adults. The goal was…
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 NCSC Trends in State Courts 2014
Jul 2, 2014, Mulitple
National Center for State Courts' (NCSC) Trends in State Courts 2014 focuses on what courts can do, and are doing, to serve the needs of society’s most vulnerable groups: juveniles and the…
Publication cover Runaway Youth: A Research Brief
May 28, 2014, Sydney McKinney, Status Offense Reform Center
Running away is a status offense in 39 states. While the exact number of youth who run away from home each year is unknown, evidence suggests that most return home within a few days. This research…
Publication cover Capital City Correction: Reforming DC's Use of Adult Incarceration Against Youth
May 19, 2014, Eduardo Ferrer, Campaign for Youth Justice and DC Lawyers for Youth
From 2007 to 2012, 541 youth were charged as adults and incarcerated in adult jail in the District of Columbia. While incarcerated in the adult jail, these DC youth were housed in a developmentally…
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 JJGPS State Scan: Statewide Risk Assessment in Juvenile Probation
May 1, 2014, NCJJ
This publication is part of a new series of publications intended to support NCJJ’s Juvenile Justice Geography, Policy, Practice and Statistics website (JJGPS.ORG) development effort. This…
Publication cover SORC Toolkit Module 3: Planning and Implementing System Change
Apr 30, 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 is…
Publication cover Automatic Adult Prosecution of Children in Cook County, Illinois 2010-2012
Apr 22, 2014, Juvenile Justice Initiative, Kanako Ishida, Policy Research Analyst; Elizabeth Clarke, President; David Reed, Board Member
Over 30 years of poor outcomes from “automatic” adult prosecution of children. Under Illinois' automatic transfer law in effect during the study of 2010 through 2012, anyone age 15 or 16…
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 2013 Washington State Targeted Areas of Improvement & Strategic Opportunity for Technical Assistance Data Inventory
Apr 1, 2014, Andrew Wachter, Gene Siegel, Hunter Hurst
The 2013 Washington Targeted Areas of Improvement Report is the final in a series of data inventory reports that document Washington Models for Change progress and outcomes. This Endpoints Edition…
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 SORC Toolkit Module 2: Using Local Information to Guide System Change
Mar 19, 2014, Status Offense Resource 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 Kids Doing Time for What's Not a Crime: The Over-Incarceration of Status Offenders
Mar 18, 2014, Marc Levin & Derek Cohen, Texas Public Policy Foundation
This new report from the Texas Public Policy Foundation was developed in order to produce an up-to-date understanding of the nation’s progress in reducing confinement of status offenders,…
Publication cover Facilitating Access to Health Care Coverage for Juvenile Justice-Involved Youth
Mar 14, 2014, NASHP: Sarabeth Zemel, Kimm Mooney Diane Justice, Katie Baudouin
Youth involved in the juvenile justice system have extensive physical and behavior health needs. The majority have at least one mental health condition1 and substance abuse is also very common.2…
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 Improving Diversion Policies and Programs for Justice-Involved Youth with Co-occurring Mental and Substance Use Disorders
Dec 31, 2013, National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice at Policy Research Associates, Inc. and Technical Assistance Collaborative
Large numbers of youth come in contact with the juvenile justice system each year. In 2009, the most recent year for which data are available, 1.9 million youth under the age of 18 were arrested. …
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 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: 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 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 Adolescent Domestic Battery: Responding Effectively to Families in Crisis
Dec 12, 2013, Illiniois Models for Change
This monograph describes how the Illinois Models for Change (MfC) projects in Cook, DuPage and Peoria counties developed policy, practice, and programs to respond to adolescent domestic battery. In…
Publication cover From Courts to Communities: The Right Response to Truancy, Running Away, and Other Status Offenses
Dec 9, 2013, Annie Salsich, Jennifer Trone
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 Champions for Change Awards Program 2013
Dec 9, 2013, 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 Measurable Progress Updates
Dec 8, 2013, Illiniois Models for Change
This report updates some of the key changes in juvenile justice law, policy and practice that have taken place in Illinois during the period 2012-2013.
Publication cover Measurable Progress Series: Redeploy Illinois
Dec 8, 2013, Jim Bray, Illinois Models for Change
Redeploy Illinois targets what some juvenile justice advocates have called a “perverse fiscal incentive” to commit youth to the state’s Department of Juvenile Justice. As in many…
Publication cover Overview of Illinois’ Juvenile Justice Data Systems
Dec 8, 2013, Illinois Juvenile Justice Research and Information Consortium Briefing Document
In Illinois, information on youth involved in the juvenile justice system is collected in a patchwork of municipal, county and state data systems. Not only do the actual data systems or programs…
Publication cover Responding to Youth and Families in Crisis: Comprehensive Community-Based Youth Services (CCBYS)
Dec 8, 2013, Illinois Juvenile Justice Research and Information Consortium Briefing Document
The Comprehensive Community-Based Youth Services Program (CCBYS) is Illinois’ primary crisis response system to prevent young people from entering either the child welfare or juvenile justice…
Publication cover JMIS Illinois’ Statewide Detention Data System
Dec 8, 2013, Illinois Juvenile Justice Research and Information Consortium Briefing Document
The Illinois Juvenile Monitoring Information System (JMIS) is a web-based data platform which gathers and disseminates data on the detention of youth in any detention facilities in Illinois. JMIS is…
Publication cover Overview of Screening and Assessment in Illinois’ Juvenile Justice System
Dec 8, 2013, Illinois Juvenile Justice Research and Information Consortium Briefing Document
Structured, objective and validated screening and assessment tools provide decision-makers with reliable and relevant information to guide decisions about care, supervision and services for…
Publication cover FINS (Families in Need of Services) Reform: How We Got Here (slides)
Dec 1, 2013, Ninth Judicial District, Louisiana; LSU Institute for Public Health and Justice
Publication cover Illinois Measurable Progress Updates
Dec 1, 2013, Illinois Models for Change, Loyola University Chicago
Publication cover Screening and Assessment for Suicide Prevention: Tools and Procedures for Risk Identification Among Juvenile Justice Youth
Dec 1, 2013, National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention
Publication cover Screening and Assessment in Louisiana's Juvenile Justice System (summary)
Dec 1, 2013, Louisiana State University Institute for Public Health and Justice
Publication cover Suicidal Ideation and Behavior Among Youth in the Juvenile Justice System: A Review of the Literature
Dec 1, 2013, National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention
Publication cover Areas of Need and Related Recommendations for Louisiana's Juvenile Justice System
Dec 1, 2013, LSU Institute for Public Health and Justice
Publication cover Checklist Approach to Writing and Releasing Policy Reports
Dec 1, 2013, Campaign for Youth Justice
Publication cover Juvenile Justice Implementation Commission: Sustaining Juvenile Justice System Reform Study Report
Dec 1, 2013, LSU Institute for Public Health and Justice
Publication cover Louisiana House Bill No. 177 re LSU Institute for Public Health and Justice
Dec 1, 2013, State Legislature of Louisiana, Office of State Representative W. Leger, District 91
Publication cover Know Your Rights Videos: Charged with a Crime?
Dec 1, 2013, TeamChild
Publication cover Know Your Rights Videos: Stopped by the Police
Dec 1, 2013, TeamChild
Publication cover The National Campaign to Reform State Juvenile Justice Systems: Report on 2013 Activities
Dec 1, 2013, The National Campaign to Reform State Juvenile Justice Systems
2013 was the third year of the National Campaign to Reform State Juvenile Justice Systems. Building on a successful track record, the Campaign assisted 18 state initiatives, supporting 46 bills as…
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 Funding Community-Based Supervision: Legislative Levers to Lock In Local Funding
Dec 1, 2013, NJJN
Publication cover Graduated Sanctions (Louisiana District Attorneys Association)
Dec 1, 2013, Louisiana District Attorneys Association, LSU Institute for Public Health and Justice
Publication cover Responding to Youth and Families In Crisis: Illinois' Comprehensive Community-Based Youth Services Program (brief)
Dec 1, 2013, Illinois Models for Change, Illinois Juvenile Justice Research and Information Consortium
Publication cover Court Diversion for Juveniles with Mental Health Disorders
Dec 1, 2013, University of Washington
Publication cover School-Based Diversion Initiative Toolkit: A Community Resource for Reducing School-Based Arrests
Dec 1, 2013, Connecticut School-Based Diversion Initiative
Publication cover Institute for Public Health and Justice Training and Technical Assistance Options
Dec 1, 2013, LSU Institute for Public Health and Justice
Publication cover Louisiana Juvenile Justice Reform Efforts in Last Five Years
Dec 1, 2013, LSU Institute for Public Health and Justice
Publication cover Services in Louisiana's Juvenile Justice System
Dec 1, 2013, LSU Institute for Public Health and Justice
Publication cover The Louisiana Experience: Building Evidence Based Practices
Dec 1, 2013, LSU Institute for Public Health and Justice
Publication cover Impact of Peer Partner Support on Self-Efficacy for Justice-Involved Parents: A Controlled Study of Juvenile Justice 101
Dec 1, 2013, University of Washington, King County Juvenile Court
Publication cover Innovative Model for At-Risk Children and their Families (slides)
Dec 1, 2013, Calcasieu Parish Louisiana Multi-Agency Resource Center; LSU Institute for Public Health and Justice
Publication cover Washington State Model Protocol for Commercially Sexually Exploited Children
Dec 1, 2013, Center for Children and Youth Justice
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
Publication cover Juvenile Training Immersion Program
Dec 1, 2013, National Juvenile Defender Center
Publication cover Washington Know Your Rights - Graphic Guide
Dec 1, 2013, TeamChild; Illinois Children’s Mental Health Partnership; Children and Family Justice Center, Northwestern University S
Publication cover Fact Sheet Series on Juvenile Suicide: Juvenile Court Judges and Staff
Dec 1, 2013, National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention
Publication cover Fact Sheet Series on Juvenile Suicide: Juvenile Detention and Secure Care Staff
Dec 1, 2013, National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention
Publication cover Guide to Developing and Revising Suicide Prevention Protocols for Youth in Contact with the Juvenile Justice System
Dec 1, 2013, National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention
Publication cover National Context: Principles of Model Screening, Assessment, and Service Delivery (brief)
Dec 1, 2013, LSU Institute for Public Health and Justice
Publication cover Preventing Juvenile Suicide through Improved Collaboration: Strategies for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice Agencies - Full Report
Dec 1, 2013, National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention
Publication cover Preventing Juvenile Suicide through Improved Collaboration: Strategies for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice Agencies - Summary of Recommenations
Dec 1, 2013, National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention
Publication cover Preventing Suicide: Working with Youth Who Are Justice Involved - Executive Summary
Dec 1, 2013, National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention
Publication cover Preventing Suicide: Working with Youth Who Are Justice Involved - Full Report
Dec 1, 2013, National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention
Publication cover Policy to Practice: Statewide Reform Efforts Rooted in Local Initiatives (slides)
Dec 1, 2013, Calcasieu Parish Louisiana Office of Juvenile Justice; LSU Institute for Public Health and Justice
Publication cover Practice to Policy: Statewide Reform Efforts rooted in Local Initiatives (slides)
Dec 1, 2013, LSU Institute for Public Health and Justice
Publication cover Providing and Receiving Technical Assistance
Dec 1, 2013, Center for Children's Law and Policy; National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice; D. Alan Henry
Provides a brief overview of key aspects of technical assistance; Describes the distinctive approaches used to offer technical assistance through the Models for Change initiative; Discusses the…
Publication cover Sustaining Juvenile Justice System Reform: A Report to the Louisiana Juvenile Justice Implementation Commission - Executive Summary
Dec 1, 2013, LSU Institute for Public Health and Justice
Publication cover Sustaining Juvenile Justice System Reform: A Report to the Louisiana Juvenile Justice Implementation Commission - Full Report
Dec 1, 2013, LSU Institute for Public Health and Justice
Publication cover Broward County Collaborative Agreement on School Discipline
Dec 1, 2013, Fort Lauderdale-Broward NAACP; Broward County Florida Public Schools; Advancement Project
Publication cover Illinois Juvenile Monitoring Information System: Statewide Detention Data System (brief)
Dec 1, 2013, Illinois Models for Change: Illinois Juvenile Justice Research and Information Consortium
Publication cover Intergovernmental Agreement between Denver Public Schools and Denver Police Department
Dec 1, 2013, Denver Colorado Public Schools; Denver Police Department
Publication cover Maximizing Community-Based Relationships to Cultivate Juvenile Justice Reform (slides)
Dec 1, 2013, LSU Institute for Public Health and Justice
Publication cover Police in Schools are Not the Answer to the Newtown Shooting
Dec 1, 2013, Advancement Project; NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.; The Alliance for Educational Justice; Dignity in Schools Campaign
Publication cover Washington State Integrated Case Management, Multi-System Collaboration and Coordination for Youth Involved in the Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Systems - A Replication Toolkit
Dec 1, 2013, Juvenile Justice and Rehabiltation Administration, Washington Department of Social and Health Services
Publication cover Fact Sheet Series on Juvenile Suicide: Juvenile Probation Staff
Dec 1, 2013, National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention
Publication cover Illinois’ JWatch Probation Data and Case Management System
Dec 1, 2013, Illinois Models for Change, Loyola University Chicago
Publication cover Connecticut's Comprehensive Approach to Reducing In-School Arrests: Changes in Statewide Policy, Systems Coordination and School Practices
Dec 1, 2013, Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut
Publication cover Data on Youth Service Needs in Louisiana
Dec 1, 2013, LSU Institute for Public Health and Justice
Publication cover Illinois' Juvenile Justice Data Systems
Dec 1, 2013, Illinois Models for Change: Illinois Juvenile Justice Research and Information Consortium
Publication cover Improving Outcomes for Children in Schools
Dec 1, 2013, Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut
Publication cover Juvenile Justice GPS StateScan: Juvenile Competency Procedures
Dec 1, 2013, National Center for Juvenile Justice
Publication cover Mapping Change in Washington State
Dec 1, 2013, Washington State University
Publication cover Screening and Assessment in Illinois' Juvenile Justice System
Dec 1, 2013, Illinois Models for Change: Illinois Juvenile Justice Research and Information Consortium
Publication cover Useful Data is Not an Oxymoron: Practical Uses of Data in Juvenile Justice Decision-Making in Louisiana (slides)
Dec 1, 2013, LSU Institute for Public Health and Justice
Publication cover Raising the Age of Juvenile Court Jurisdiction in Illinois
Dec 1, 2013, Illinoia Juvenile Justice Coalition
Publication cover Framework for Community-Based Truancy Reform
Dec 1, 2013, Benton and Franklin Counties Washington Juvenile Justice Center
Publication cover Kids are Not Adults
Dec 1, 2013, National Conference of State Legislatures
Publication cover Evidence-Based Practices with Latino Youth: A Literature Review
Nov 25, 2013, Elizabeth Feldman, Ph.D. Eric Trupin, Ph.D. Sarah Walker, Ph.D. Jacquelyn Hansen, MPH
This review will outline some of the most pressing mental health concerns for Latino immigrants and highlight what is currently known about how best to respond to these concerns. Discussion will…
Publication cover Spokane County (WA) Toolkit for Community Truancy Board Replication
Nov 25, 2013, Jennie Marshall
This toolkit is for any school district wishing to improve its ability to identify barriers to school attendance, problem-solve solutions, connect truant youth and their families with community-based…
Publication cover A Toolkit for Applying the Cultural Enhancement Model To Evidence-Based Practice
Nov 22, 2013, Sarah Cusworth Walker, Ph.D. Eric Trupin, Ph.D. Jacquelyn Hansen, MPH
At a national level, minority clients are less likely to access mental and behavioral health services and drop out of treatment more frequently than nonminority counterparts. While this phenomenon is…
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 Checklist - Consequences of Juvenile Adjudications in Massachusetts
Nov 14, 2013, Committee for Public Services-Youth Advocacy Division
This checklist is for juvenile defenders to use when advising their clients. Listed are some of the common consequences juveniles face when adjudicated.
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 State Trends: Legislative Victories from 2011-2013
Oct 10, 2013, Campaign for Youth Justice
Removing Youth from the Adult Criminal Justice System Over the past eight years, 23 states have enacted 40 pieces of legislation to reduce the prosecution of youth in adult criminal courts and end…
Publication cover Benton and Franklin Counties Juvenile Justice Center - A Framework for Community-Based Truancy Reform
Sep 30, 2013, Jacque vanWormer, Darryl Banks
A report/toolkit, providing an overveiw of techniques and policy changes that have been successfully implemented in a community setting that struggles with high rates of truancy and school dropouts. …
Publication cover Law Enforcement’s Leadership Role in the Advancement of Promising Practices in Juvenile Justice: Executive Officer Survey Findings
Sep 2, 2013, Prepared by Meghann Casanova, Ryan Daugirda, John Firman, Aviva Kurash and Kate Rhudy, in partnership with Hollander, Cohen & McBride Marketing Research (HCM)
IACP’s nationwide survey of nearly 1,000 law enforcement executives assessed the current state of attitudes, knowledge and practices regarding how law enforcement agencies deal with juvenile…
Publication cover NJJN Policy Platform - Youth in the Adult System
Aug 1, 2013, National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN)
We all recognize that youth are different from adults -- so why doesn't our juvenile justice system? With legal and scientific communities consistently asserting that young people cannot be held…
Publication cover Model Tribal Juvenile Codes
Jul 31, 2013, Matthew Ficcagblia, Professor Ron J. Whitener
The Model Tribal Youth Codes reflect a core commitment to providing tribes with juvenile statutes assuring the fundamental rights of children and their parents, guardians and custodians, and allowing…
Publication cover The Comeback States: Reducing youth incarceration in the United States
Jun 18, 2013, National Juvenile Justice Network & Texas Public Policy Foundation
In 2000, a record-setting 108,802 youth were held in detention centers awaiting trial or confined by the courts in juvenile facilities in the United States. In a dramatic turnaround, by late-2010,…
Publication cover When Three's a Crowd: How Families Can Contribute to their Child's Defense
Jun 17, 2013, National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN)
How can parents help when their child is in trouble with the law? What do juvenile defenders need to know about how to protect the child's interest when it comes to including parents in the…
Publication cover The Florida Juvenile Collateral Consequences Checklist
May 21, 2013, Juvenile Justice Center
The purpose of the Florida Juvenile Collateral Consequences Checklist is to provide attorneys, judges, and other juvenile justice professionals with the most current information available on the…
Publication cover Florida New Juvenile Defender Attorney Manual
May 21, 2013, Juvenile Justice Center
The 1820s and 1830s saw the first establishment of special institutions for children in the United States. These “Houses of Refuge” accepted children for a variety of reasons, including…
Publication cover Florida Guidelines of Practice
May 21, 2013, Juvenile Justice Center
All children charged with delinquent acts have a constitutional right to legal representation. In re Gault, 387 U.S. 1, 30-31, 37 (1967), State v. T.G., 800 So.2d 204, 210 (Fla. 2001). These…
Publication cover Funding Community-Based Supervision: Legislative Levers to Lock In Local Funding
May 20, 2013, National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN)
Congratulations! You’ve won a long, hard fight to get legislation passed that makes sure local jurisdictions fund community-based alternatives to detention and long-term lockup for youth in…
Publication cover Toolkit: How to Calculate the Average Costs of Detaining a Youth
May 9, 2013, National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN)
Do you know what it costs to detain a youth in your community? Do policymakers? Advocates and system stakeholders frequently lack complete and accurate cost data that could give them a fuller…
Publication cover Toolkit: How to Calculate the Cost of a Youth Arrest
May 4, 2013, National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN)
Do you know what it costs to arrest a youth in your community? Do policymakers? This step-by-step guide from the National Juvenile Justice's (NJJN) Fiscal Policy Center can help. As states and…
Publication cover Pennsylvania and MacArthur's Models for Change: The Story of a Successful Public-Private Partnership
May 3, 2013, Robert G. Schwartz
At the heart of the Models for Change story in Pennsylvania is the partnership between the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Committee…
Publication cover Six Policy Priorities for Juvenile Defense: Why Juvenile Defense Doesn't End in the Courtroom
May 1, 2013, National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN)
Juvenile defenders can and should play a vital role in policy and justice system reform -- and advocates can partner with them to accomplish significant changes that affect youth in the court room…
Publication cover Doing it Right: Risk Assessment in Juvenile Justice
Apr 29, 2013, National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN)
Do you know how risk assessments can be used most effectively to avoid unnecessary incarceration and improve case planning for youth? Check out the National Juvenile Justice Network's (NJJN) policy…
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 A Pilot Phase Analysis of King County, Washington’s PathNet Program Years 1 and 2 combined
Mar 31, 2013, The Vera Institute of Justice
PathNet was created to address the high rates of dropout youth in King County with involvement in the juvenile justice system. PathNet uses a path of networked organizations within the community to…
Publication cover Clark County Truancy Manual
Mar 1, 2013, Jodi Martin
The Clark County Truancy Manual is intended to provide a single source of information for individuals involved in the truancy court process, including school officials, Juvenile Court staff, Clark…
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 Raising the Age of Juvenile Court Jurisdiction: The Future of 17-yr-olds in Illinois' Justice System
Feb 1, 2013, Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission
In 2009, legislative advocates in Illinois supported moving 17-yr-olds from criminal to juvenile court jurisdiction. The proposal was vigorously debated, with opponents raising concerns over public…
Publication cover Evaluation of Responses to Truancy in Clark County, Washington: Background Factors and Outcomes
Jan 31, 2013, Clayton Mosher, Department of Sociology, Washington State University Vancouver With Jodi Martin, Clark County Juvenile Court, and Karyl Ramsey
Clark County’s multi-layered approach to addressing truancy is highlighted in this report. The Clark County Truancy Project, a collaborative effort between the school districts, juvenile…
Publication cover Child Welfare: Gateway to Juvenile Court for African-American Youth
Jan 10, 2013, National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN)
Is child welfare a gateway to the juvenile justice system for African-American youth? A new policy update from the Natoinal Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN), drawing on the Models for Change Knowledge…
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 King County Uniting for Youth Implementation Evaluation
Dec 31, 2012, Linda Rinaldi, Nancy Ashley
This report evaluates Uniting for Youths’ implementation strategy for improving coordination and integration of youth who are involved in two or more systems in King County, Washington. Uniting…
Publication cover JIDAN Journal
Dec 19, 2012, NJDC
The JIDAN Journal reports on efforts by the Juvenile Indigent Defense Action Network (JIDAN) to improve juvenile indigent defense practice. JIDAN is a project of the John D. and Catherine T.…
Publication cover Diverting Youth from the Justice System: Why and How
Dec 18, 2012, National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN)
Juvenile diversion programs result in improved outcomes for youth, cost-savings, and increased public safety. But they could be more widely used — and existing programs could be improved. This…
Publication cover Innovation Brief: Bringing Restorative Justice into the Classroom: Partnering with Schools to Reduce Juvenile Justice Referrals
Dec 8, 2012, Illinois Models for Change
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, juvenile justice and…
Publication cover Social networking guide
Dec 3, 2012, JPI
Learn how to use social media and networks to aid in the dissemination of the strategies, practices and success of the Models for Change initiative. With the onslaught of social media platforms like…
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 Developing a System of Graduated Responses for Youth Supervised by the Juvenile Justice System
Dec 1, 2012, CCLP
Publication cover Compliance with the PREA Standards for Facilities that House Youth
Dec 1, 2012, CCLP
Publication cover Fact Sheet: Chemical Agents in Juvenile Facilities
Dec 1, 2012, CCLP
Publication cover Fact Sheet: Independent Monitoring Systems for Juvenile Facilities
Dec 1, 2012, CCLP
Publication cover Louisiana Juvenile Detention Facility Licensing Standards
Dec 1, 2012, Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services
Publication cover Louisiana Promulgated Detention Standards (Louisiana Register Vol. 38, No.2 February 20, 2012)
Dec 1, 2012, Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services
Publication cover The Harmful Use of Isolation in Juvenile Facilities: The Need for Post-Disposition Representation
Dec 1, 2012, Washington University Journal of Law & Policy; Models for Change Juvenile Indigent Defense Action Network
Publication cover Understanding the Impact of the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Standards on Facilities That House Youth
Dec 1, 2012, CCLP
Publication cover Effectiveness of Evidence Based Treatment Programs in Reducing Criminogenic Risk Factors and Recidivism Among Washington State
Dec 1, 2012, Administrative Office of the Courts, Washington State Center for Court Research
Publication cover Evidence of Better Practice in Louisiana’s Juvenile Justice System
Dec 1, 2012, LSU Institute for Public Health and Justice
Publication cover Family Comes First: A Workbook to Transform the Justice System by Partnering with Families (Executive Summary)
Dec 1, 2012, Campaign for Youth Justice
Publication cover Guide to the Juvenile Justice System in Washington State
Dec 1, 2012, TeamChild; Illinois Models for Change Invitative
Publication cover Juvenile Diversion Toolkit
Dec 1, 2012, Louisiana District Attorneys Association, LSU Institute for Public Health and Justice
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
Publication cover Washington State's Models for Change Truancy Interventions: A Cost-Benefit Analysis
Dec 1, 2012, National Center for School Engagement
Publication cover Juvenile Justice Reform: Regional Consensus-Building Meeting Results
Dec 1, 2012, Louisiana State University Institute for Public Health and Justice
Publication cover Policy and Procedure Manual: Family in Need of Services (FINS) Program
Dec 1, 2012, Rapides Parish Louisiana; Ninth Judicial District Court Louisiana; LSU Institute for Public Health and Justice
Publication cover District Attorney Guidelines (Louisiana)
Dec 1, 2012, Louisiana District Attorneys Association, LSU Institute for Public Health and Justice
Publication cover Screening and Assessment in Juvenile Justice Systems: Identifying Mental Health Needs and Risk of Reoffending
Dec 1, 2012, National Youth Screening and Assessment Project
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 A Family Guide to Pennsylvania's Juvenile Justice System
Nov 7, 2012, Doreen Barkowitz, Kelly Franklin, Mary Hunninen, Wendy Luckenbill
If your child is in the juvenile justice system in Pennsylvania, this guide is for you! This guide was developed by the Family Involvement Committee of the Pa Council of Chief Juvenile Probation…
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 Risk Assessment Guidebook Appendices
Nov 6, 2012, Gina M. Vincent, Ph.D.
We dedicate ourselves to working in partnership to enhance the capacity of Pennsylvania's Juvenile Justice System to achieve its balanced and restorative justice mission by: Employing evidence-based…
Publication cover Seven Ways to Improve Juvenile Indigent Defense
Nov 5, 2012, National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN)
In recent years, a great deal of work has been undertaken across the country to improve juvenile indigent defense. This policy update from the National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN) reviews key…
Publication cover Competency to Stand Trial in Juvenile Court: Recommendations for Policymakers
Nov 1, 2012, National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN)
How do courts determine when a youth is competent to stand trial? What do they do if a youth is found "incompetent" for court proceedings? Most states lack statutory guidance to answer these…
Publication cover Final Data Report for the Crossover Youth Practice Model in King County, Washington 2010/2011 Cases
Oct 31, 2012, Denise C. Herz, Ph.D; Anika M. Fontaine, M.A.
In 2010, King County, Washington implemented the Crossover Youth Practice Model (CYPM), a reform effort to improve communication and collaboration between child welfare and juvenile justice agencies…
Publication cover Chester County Pennsylvania Intake Diversion Program Final Report
Oct 31, 2012, Andrew Wachter, Teri Deal, Mary Gaspari, Valerie Williams, Rebecca Nelson
In 2009, with support from Models for Change, Chester County, Pennsylvania developed an Intake Diversion Program. Through collaboration with experts in the field of juvenile justice including the…
Publication cover Using Language in Court That Youth Can Understand: the Washington Judicial Colloquies
Oct 31, 2012, TeamChild
When youth end up in court, they are often confused and uncertain about the purpose of the proceedings, and what's expected of them when they leave. Why? Because much of the language used there by…
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 Recipe for Reform School -- Why Some Kids and Teens in the Child Welfare System End Up in the Juvenile Justice System
Oct 1, 2012, National Juvenile Justice Network
We have known for a long time that many youth in the juvenile justice system have "crossed over" from the child welfare system. But new research funded and synthesized by Models for Change in a 2011…
Publication cover Advances in Juvenile Justice Reform: 2009-2011 Edition
Sep 20, 2012, National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN)
Looking for information about youth justice reforms — or for inspiration and ideas based on reforms from other states? You can find them in NJJN’s Advances in Juvenile Justice Reform:…
Publication cover Emerging Findings and Policy Implications from the Pathways to Desistance Study
Sep 11, 2012, National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN)
The Pathways to Desistance study is a large, multi-site, collaborative project that followed over 1,300 youth ages 14-18 for seven years after their convictions for serious offenses. This fact sheet…
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 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 Trends in Juvenile Justice State Legislation 2001-2011
Aug 7, 2012, National Conference of State Legislatures
A rise in serious juvenile crime in the late 1980s and early 1990s led to state laws that moved away from the traditional emphasis on rehabilitation in the juvenile justice system toward tougher,…
Publication cover Positive Power: Exercising Judicial Leadership to Prevent Court Involvement and Incarceration of Non-Delinquent Youth
Jul 17, 2012, Coalition for Juvenile Justice
Juvenile and family court judges play a critical role in the lives of youth and families who come into contact with the courts. When you spend time with juvenile judges or their client families, you…
Publication cover Judicial Perspectives on the Deinstitutionalization of Status Offenders in the United States with Recommendations for Policy and Practice
Jul 17, 2012, National Council of Juvenile and Family Courty Judges and Coalition for Juvenile Justice
Deinstitutionalization of status offenders (DSO) is one of the four core requirements of the Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA). Status offenses are offenses that only apply to…
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 NJJN Policy Platform - Safe and Effective School Disciplinary Policies and Practices
May 18, 2012, National Juvenile Justice Network
The National Juvenile Justice Network's policy platform includes recommendations on safe and effective school disciplinary policies and practices. The recommendations focus on: Law enforcement…
Publication cover National Juvenile Justice Network Policy Platform, DMC
May 18, 2012, National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN)
Although white youth and youth of color commit crimes at similar rates, crime policies and school, police and juvenile court practices frequently lead to a disproportionate focus on – and more…
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 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 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 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 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 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 Pennsylvania's Juvenile Justice System Enhancement Strategy
Apr 2, 2012, Juvenile Court Judges Commission, Pa Commission on Crime and Delinquency, Pa Council of Chief Juvenile Probation Officers
The goals of Pennsylvania’s Juvenile Justice System Enhancement Strategy (JJSES) align with those of Balanced and Restorative Justice. JJSES seeks to reduce harm by applying the best-known…
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 Addressing the Needs of Multi-System Youth: Strengthening the Connection between Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice
Mar 1, 2012, Center for Juvenile Justice Reform at Georgetown University and Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps
It has been known for quite some time that children involved in the child welfare system are at risk of “crossing over” to the juvenile justice system and, inversely, that many juvenile…
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 The Truth About Consequences: Studies Point Toward Sparing Use of Formal Juvenile Justice System Processing and Incarceration
Jan 23, 2012, National Juvenile Justice Network
Recent research from the Pathways to Desistance study shows that incarcerating young people and formally processing them through the juvenile justice system is harmful and counter-productive in most…
Publication cover Screening and Assessment in Juvenile Justice Systems: Identifying Mental Health Needs and Risk of Reoffending
Jan 18, 2012, Gina M. Vincent, Ph.D. Associate Professor Co-Director, National Youth Screening & Assessment Project
Each year, more than 2 million children, youth, and young adults formally come into contact with the juvenile justice system, while millions more are at risk of involvement with the system for myriad…
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 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 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 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 Champions for Change Awards Program 2011
Dec 7, 2011, 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 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 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 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 Responder Program Development Manual
Dec 1, 2011, Illinois Models for Change, Loyola University Chicago
Publication cover Family Resources Inventory: An Overview of Resources for Family, Youth and Staff
Dec 1, 2011, NCMHJJ
Publication cover LGBT Youth in Juvenile Court: Practice Tips for Juvenile Defenders
Dec 1, 2011, Equity Project
Publication cover EdLaw Project: Top Ten Education Questions to Ask Your Client at Arraignment
Nov 10, 2011, Rey Cheatham Banks
A Massachusetts checklist for arraignment issues in juvenile court.
Publication cover JIDAN Strategic Innovations by State
Nov 10, 2011, Rey Cheatham Banks
A description of the states strategic innovations work.
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 Youth Advocacy Department, Annotated Bibliography: What the Literature Says About Juvenile Sex Offenders
Nov 10, 2011, Rey Cheatham Banks
The following articles, fact sheets, and studies have been compiled to assist attorneys and individuals working on behalf of youth charged with sexual offending. The information contained in these…
Publication cover Protocol for Competence in California Juvenile Justice Proceedings
Nov 10, 2011, Rey Cheatham Banks
This protocol is intended as a tool for the development of such procedures in cases where competence may be an issue. It incorporates Supreme Court and California case law, and existing statutory…
Publication cover Florida Guidelines for Attorneys who Represent Children in Delinquency Proceedings
Nov 9, 2011, Rob Mason
These guidelines address the specific roles and responsibilities of an attorney appointed or retained to defend a child in a delinquency case. They are intended to serve as a guide for an…
Publication cover Washington Defender Association, Beyond Juvenile Court: Long-Term Impact of a Juvenile Record
Nov 9, 2011, www.defensenet.org, WDA@defensenet.org
The information in this booklet is intended for use by public defense attorneys, their juvenile clients, and their clients’ parents in Washington State. It is not comprehensive. It is meant as…
Publication cover Youth Advocacy Department, Courtroom Practice Guide to Bail, MGLc.276 s58
Nov 9, 2011, Rey Cheatham Banks
A Massachusetts guide for bail proceedings in juvenile court.
Publication cover Summary of Pennsylvania Juvenile Collateral Consequences Checklist
Nov 9, 2011, Rhonda McKitten
A synopsis of the essential collateral consequences of a juvenile adjudication in a large, easy to read poster format.
Publication cover Your Guide to the Juvenile Justice System in Illinois
Nov 9, 2011, Marjorie Moss
An illustrated guide for youth in contact with the juvenile justice system in Illinois.
Publication cover Presentation: Models for Change Juvenile Indigent Defense Action Network: In the Beginning, there was In re Gault
Nov 9, 2011, Rey Cheatham Banks
California's Power Point presentation on juvenile defense.
Publication cover Ten Core Principles: For Providing Quality Delinquency Representation Through Public Defense Delivery System
Nov 9, 2011, Rey Cheatham Banks
NJDC's Ten Core Principles for Providing Quality Delinquency Representation through Public Defense Delivery Systems provide criteria by which a public defense delivery system may fully implement the…
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 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 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 Bringing Youth Home: A National Movement to Increase Public Safety, Rehabilitate Youth and Save Money
Jul 1, 2011, National Juvenile Justice Network
At least twenty-four states will save tens of millions of dollars in the coming fiscal year—and significantly increase public safety—through a smart and simple restructuring of their…
Publication cover Truancy Literature Review
Jun 30, 2011, Tonisha Jones
A general overview of the topic of truancy behavior, educational status of ethnic/racial minorities, ethnic/racial minorities barriers to educational attainment achievement and recommendations to…
Publication cover Updated Literature Review on Truancy
Jun 30, 2011, Tonisha Jones, PhD; Nicholas Lovrich, PhD
A literature review on key concepts, history and research relating to truancy, with a particular focus on Washington State.
Publication cover Massachusetts Youth Screening Instrument - Version 2 (MAYSI-2) Data Report Clark County, WA (ESD 112) Truancy Project
Jun 28, 2011, NYSAP
Report prepared by the National Youth Screening & Assessment Project summarizing the results of the MAYSI-2 testing of 95 youth entering the Clark County Truancy Program during the 2010-2011…
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 Performance Guidelines For Quality and Effective Juvenile Delinquency Representation
May 6, 2011, Rey Cheatham Banks
The Guidelines serve as a training and development tool for new attorneys who receive delinquency representation assignments. They also reaffirm for experienced counsel the considerations necessary…
Publication cover Responder Program Development Manual (Summit County, Ohio)
May 6, 2011, Judge Linda Tucci Teodosi, William P. Kannel
This Responder Program Manual was developed out of the work that Ohio has been undertaking as part of their work in the Mental Health/Juvenile Justice Action Network. It is meant to serve as a guide…
Publication cover Collateral Consequences of Juvenile Delinquency Proceedings in California
May 1, 2011, Sue Burrell and Rourke F. Stacy
A handbook for juvenile law professionals on the consequences of juvenile system involvement and adjudication.
Publication cover School-Based Diversion: Strategic Innovations from the Mental Health/Juvenile Justice Action Network
Apr 1, 2011, National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice
This report provides a detailed update and summary on the work of the MH/JJ Action Network's School-Based Diversion Strategic Innovation Group. The four participating states (Connecticut, Illinois,…
Publication cover Workforce Development: Strategic Innovations from the Mental Health/Juvenile Justice Action Network
Apr 1, 2011, National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice
This report provides a detailed update and summary on the work of the MH/JJ Action Network's Workforce Development Strategic Innovation Group. Recognizing the need for comprehensive mental health…
Publication cover Law Enforcement-Based Diversion: Strategic Innovations from the Mental Health/Juvenile Justice Action Network
Apr 1, 2011, National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice
This report provides a detailed update and summary on the work of the MH/JJ Action Network's Law Enforcement-based Diversion Strategic Innovation Group. While standard Crisis Intervention Team…
Publication cover Intake Based Diversion: Strategic Innovations from the Mental Health/Juvenile Justice Action Network
Apr 1, 2011, The National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice
This report provides a detailed update and summary on the work of the MH/JJ Action Network's intake-based diversion strategic innovation group. The intention of the Action Network's Front-End…
Publication cover State Trends: Legislative Victories from 2005 to 2010 Removing Youth from the Adult Criminal Justice System
Mar 16, 2011, Neelum Arya, Research & Policy Director at the Campaign for Youth Justice
Neelum Arya, National Research and Policy Director at the Campaign for Youth Justice, recently authored the report, State Trends: Legislative Changes from 2005 to 2010 Removing Youth from the Adult…
Publication cover JIDAN Journal
Mar 16, 2011, NJDC
News and Updates from the Juvenile Indigent Defense Action Network
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 Training Module--Mental Health Screening with the MAYSI-2 for Juvenile Probation Power Point Slides
Feb 8, 2011, Valerie Williams, Samantha Fusco
The purpose of this powerpoint is to train staff in probation on the background, history, administration, and use of the Massachusetts Youth Screening Instrument-2. This powerpoint can be used for…
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 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 Peoria County Juvenile Domestic Violence Work Area Transition Report
Jan 4, 2011, Jeff Gress
Each of the Illinois Demonstration Sites for Community Based Alternatives have developed transition reports for each of their written work-plan supported areas. The Peoria County Juvenile Domestic…
Publication cover JIDAN (Juvenile Indigent Defense Action Network) Journal
Dec 21, 2010, Juvenile Indigent Defense Action Network
2010 has been an eventful year for the Juvenile Indigent Defense Action Network. The eight JIDAN teams have generated an impressive body of work. We've celebrated births (Anne Lee from Washington…
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 Champions for Change Awards Program 2010
Dec 7, 2010, 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 Improving the Effectiveness of Juvenile Justice Programs: A New Perspective on Evidence-Based Practice
Dec 3, 2010, Mark W. Lipsey, James C. Howell, Marion R. Kelly, Gabrielle Chapman, Darin Carver
Interventions for juvenile offenders should alter their behavior in ways that reduce their delinquency and improve their chances to prosper as productive citizens. Juvenile justice systems make use…
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 Fact Sheet: Understanding the BJS Study of Sexual Victimization in Juvenile Facilities
Dec 1, 2010, CCLP
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 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 Peoria County BARJ Work Area Transition Report
Sep 30, 2010, Jeff Gress
Each of the Illinois Demonstration Sites for Community Based Alternatives have developed transition reports for each of their written work-plan supported areas. The Peoria County Balanced and…
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 JIDAN Journal
Sep 14, 2010, Juvenile Indigent Defense Action Network
The JIDAN Journal reports on efforts by the Juvenile Indigent Defense Action Network (JIDAN) to improve juvenile indigent defense practice. JIDAN is a project of the John D. and Catherine T.…
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 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 Juvenile Justice Update
Aug 6, 2010, H. Ted Rubin
The Legal Defense of Juveniles: Struggling But Pushing Forward
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 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 The Real Costs and Benefits of Change: Finding Opportunities for Reform During Difficult Fiscal Times
Jul 14, 2010, National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN)
The financial collapse of 2008 and 2009 means that almost all states are facing alarming budget shortfalls. Because of these fiscal crises, advocates can expect increasingly significant pushback from…
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 Healing Invisible Wounds: Why Investing in Trauma-Informed Care for Children Makes Sense
Jul 7, 2010, Justice Policy Institute
Any number of factors can contribute to a person becoming involved in the criminal justice system, including a history of trauma or victimization. Over 93,000 children are currently locked up in…
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 Forces...Gangs to Riots Vol 1 and 2
Jul 4, 2010, Steven D. Valdivia
Vol 1: Intro By Edward James Olmos and Mike Farrell; New paradigm in understanding and treating community violence, especially gang violence. Examines multiple factors related to violence. Posits…
Publication cover Pre-Adjudication Coordination and Transition (PACT) Center Outcome and Process Evaluation
Jul 1, 2010, Samantha Mellerson
The Baltimore Pre-Adjudicated Coordination and Training (PACT) Center emerged from the recommendations of the city's DMC Advisory Board, which highlighted the need for additional community-based…
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 Sustaining Change: A Models for Change Guidebook
Jun 1, 2010, Janet K. Wiig, Joseph J. Cocozza, John A. Morris, Jennie L. Shufelt, and Kathleen R. Skowyra
Long-term program sustainability is perhaps one of the most challenging issues facing new and innovative juvenile justice programs today. All too often, programs receive start-up funding from…
Publication cover Mental Health Issues in California’s Juvenile Justice System
May 26, 2010, Berkeley Center for Criminal Justice
Young delinquents diagnosed with mental illness have been incarcerated at steadily higher rates in California's juvenile justice system for nearly a decade. Yet these young offenders rarely receive…
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 Addressing the Unmet Educational Needs of Children and Youth in the Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare Systems
May 7, 2010, Center for Juvenile Justice Reform
Children and youth involved in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems, like all children, deserve a quality education that allows them to develop the skills and competencies necessary for…
Publication cover First, Do No Harm: How Educators and Police Can Work Together More Effectively to Preserve School Safety and Protect Vulnerable Students
May 3, 2010, Johanna Wald and Lisa Thurau
Today, the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice at Harvard Law School released a policy brief, entitled, “First, Do No Harm,” (authors Johanna Wald and Lisa Thurau)…
Publication cover Interbranch Commission on Juvenile Justice Report on Luzerne County
May 1, 2010, Pennsylvania Interbranch Commission on Juvenile Justice
The Interbranch Commission on Juvenile Justice was created in 2009 by an act of the General Assembly with the support of the Governor and the Supreme Court. Its purpose was to investigate…
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 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 Juvenile Court Training Curriculum, 2nd Ed.
Apr 20, 2010, National Juvenile Defender Center
Intended for juvenile court judges, defense attorneys, prosecutors, and probation staff, the curriculum provides in-depth training materials on the most up-to-date adolescent development research…
Publication cover Positive Youth Justice
Apr 9, 2010, Coalition for Juvenile Justice
Positive Youth Justice: Framing Justice Interventions Using the Concepts of Positive Youth Development The future for youth involved with the justice system could be dramatically improved by…
Publication cover The Cost of Justice: How Low-Income Youth Continue To Pay the Price of Failing Indigent Defense Systems
Apr 7, 2010, Katayoon Majd and Patricia Puritz
From the Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law & Policy, Volume XVI, Symposium Issue 2009: No right is more fundamental for youth in delinquency cases than the right to counsel. In 1967, the United…
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 JIDAN Journal - March 2010
Mar 17, 2010, Juvenile Indigent Defense Action Network
Welcome to the March edition of the JIDAN Journal. Since our last edition, the JIDAN teams have been busy implementing SIG projects and sharing strategies and practices.
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 Pathways to Desistance Talking Points
Jan 28, 2010, National Juvenile Justice Network
New Research Shows Community-Based Alternatives as Effective as Institutional Placements for Curbing Re-arrest in Youth with Serious Offenses Findings from a longitudinal study on serious youth…
Publication cover Juvenile Delinquency: The Case for Specialty Training
Jan 20, 2010, Sue Burrell
Each year, more than 100,000 young people in California face juvenile court delinquency petitions alleging violations of the law - more than in any other state. Most are represented by an attorney -…
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 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 JIDAN Journal - December 2009
Dec 23, 2009, Juvenile Indigent Defense Action Network
Thanks to all JIDAN team members who attended the 13th Annual Juvenile Defender Leadership Summit in Denver. JIDAN played a prominent role in this year's summit activities as we were able to share…
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 Florida Supreme Court Drastically Limits Shackling - In Re: Amendments to the Florida Rules of Juvenile Procedure
Dec 17, 2009, Provided by National Juvenile Defender Center
Attached is the Florida Supreme Court's opinion authorizing changes to the Florida Rules of Juvenile Procedure. The most important change is the Court's finding that indiscriminate shackling of…
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 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 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 Clark County Truancy Program: Mental Health Screening Protocols - Administering MAYSI 2
Nov 11, 2009, Jodi Martin
Protocol incorporating MAYSI-2 screening into the Clark County Truancy Program intake procedure.
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 Tribal Juvenile Justice Key Informant Interview Questionnaire
Nov 1, 2009, Ron Whitener
Information provided by key informants will be used to inform a survey instrument and focus group guide, both to be administered at a Gathering to which a team from each of the 29 Tribes located…
Publication cover Benton/Franklin Counties School Truancy Survey Instrument
Nov 1, 2009, Nick Lovrich
For collecting information on how state truancy laws have been implemented at the school building level. Updated as of March 20, 2013
Publication cover Truancy and Hispanic Focused Evidence-Based Programs
Nov 1, 2009, Eric Trupin, Sarah Walker:
A list of trauncy and Hispanic-focused EBPs, categorized by: OJJDP Rating, Model, type of evaluation, location, demographics, truancy findings, other findings, training requirements/costs and…
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 Advances and Innovations Emerging from the Mental Health/Juvenile Justice Action Network: 2009 Update
Nov 1, 2009, National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice
Offers a brief update on the Mental Health/Juvenile Justice Action Network’s strategic innovation group (SIG) projects. Through the SIG process, the Network developed and piloted front-end…
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 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 10 Steps for Implementing Mental Health Screening
Oct 9, 2009, Thomas Grisso
The document provides 10 essential considerations for juvenile justice agencies planning mental health screening to support programs and placements.
Publication cover Multi-Agency Grant Awarded to Aid in Correlating Delinquent Behavior and Brain Injury
Sep 29, 2009, N/A
Multi-Agency Grant Awarded to Aid in Correlating Delinquent Behavior and Brain Injury The U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services has awarded Texas a $1 million four-year grant to help identify…
Publication cover Louisiana Juvenile Justice System Screening & Assessment & Treatment Services Survey
Sep 28, 2009, Stephen Phillippi
To find alternatives to formal processing and incarceration, to have more Evidence-based community services available for youths in LA and their families, and to use data analyses and other research…
Publication cover School-Based Diversion Questionnaire
Sep 25, 2009, National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice
To collect process/implementation data on the school-based diversion program being implemented by the MH/JJ Action Network states.
Publication cover Probation Diversion Questionnaire
Sep 25, 2009, National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice
To collect process/implementation data on the probation-based diversion program being implemented in Texas.
Publication cover Massachusetts Youth Screening Instrument --Version 2 Training Video Instructions
Sep 14, 2009, Shannon M. Maney
This document provides a summary of the MAYSI-2 Training Video and instructions for obtaining the video.
Publication cover Louisiana Treatment Provider Survey Sample Results Report
Sep 11, 2009, Stephen W. Phillippi
As a first step for the Evidence-based Community Services TAI, a survey was developed to assess the current state of affairs within Louisiana counties with respect to a) the extent and methods of…
Publication cover Reducing Disproportionate Minority Contact: Preparation at the Local Level
Sep 1, 2009, Mark Soler
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 Juvenile Justice Bill Tracking Database
Sep 1, 2009, Sarah Hammond
Juvenile Justice Database Under the National Conference of State Legislature's partnership with the MacArthur Foundation, a Juvenile Justice Bill Tracking Database was developed to bring you…
Publication cover Review of Evidence-Based and Promising Risk/Needs Assessment Tools for Juvenile Justice
Aug 18, 2009, Gina M. Vincent
This document assembles four reviews of risk/needs assessment tools for use in juvenile justice or designed for young offenders in general.
Publication cover Guidelines of Instructing Youth Prior to Administration of a Mental Health Screening Tool
Aug 18, 2009, Valerie Williams, Thomas Grisso
This document was created to assist juvenile justice personnel when introducing youth to a mental health screening tool as part of an intake process.
Publication cover Screening and Assessment Tools Database
Aug 17, 2009, Richard Rondeau
The database was created to standardize the process of collecting and reviewing literature about screening and assessment tools designed for use with juvenile justice-involved youth.
Publication cover A Template for Profiling Detention Centers Regarding Mental Health Services
Aug 17, 2009, Valerie Williams, Thomas Grisso
This document was created for use as a survey tool. The information gathered provides a description of a detention center's daily operations, programs, and use of mental health services, including…
Publication cover A Template for Written Reports of Pre-Disposition Psychological Evaluations
Aug 17, 2009, Perry Hill, Laura Goodwin, Thomas Grisso
This document is a model outline for psychologists or psychiatrists to report the results of their evaluations of youth in delinquency cases involving assessment questions of disposition after…
Publication cover Survey of Spokane County Schools on Truancy Issues – Final Results
Aug 1, 2009, Kevin Wright
To obtain a comprehensive understanding of school building implementation of the state truancy laws.
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 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 Benton-Franklin Truancy Case Study Coding Instrument
Jun 30, 2009, Nick Lovrich
Coding instrument used when conducting a comprehensive analysis of 30 traunt youth, 10 each from the following categories: cases resolved without court intervention; cases resolved with court…
Publication cover Benton Franklin Counties Existing Truancy Data Analysis and Case Tracking
Jun 30, 2009, Nick Lovrich
To inform Benton/Franklin Counties Models for Change when developing system reforms targeting truant youth, with an emphasis on Hispanic/Latino youth. Document also contains the coding instrument…
Publication cover Benton Franklin Counties Juvenile Justice Personnel Truancy Survey Report
Jun 30, 2009, Nick Lovrich
Report on juvenile court staff perceptions of truancy practices and resources in Benton/Franklin Counties. Updated as of March 20, 2013
Publication cover Louisiana Children & Youth Planning Board (Act 555): Planning Tools and Resources
Jun 1, 2009, Compiled by: John A. Tuell and Janet K. Wiig
The Louisiana Children and Youth Planning Board Toolkit assembles the documents the Models for Change Project National Resource Bank consultants use to establish, strengthen and advance local CYPBs. …
Publication cover Texas Front End Diversion Initiative Program Policy and Procedure Manual
May 29, 2009, Vicki Spriggs
This manual contains each of Texas' FEDI sites' local policies.
Publication cover Connecticut School Based Diversion Initiative Manual
May 29, 2009, Vicki Spriggs
This manual summarizes the major activities of the Connecticut School-Based Diversion Initiative (SBDI) and is intended to aid communities in developing their own school-based diversion programs with…
Publication cover America's Invisible Children: Latino Youth and the Failure of Justice
May 20, 2009, Neelum Arya with Francisco Villarruel, Cassandra Villanueva, and Ian Augarten
From the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) and the Campaign for Youth Justice, the report examines the most recent information available about Latino youth in the justice system, with a particular…
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 Charged With a Crime Brochure
May 1, 2009, Southern Juvenile Defender Center and Barry University
If you've been charged with a crime, don't go it alone. Talk to a lawyer. If you don't, you might regret it for the rest of your life.
Publication cover Supporting Youth in Transition to Adulthood: Lessons Learned from Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice
Apr 23, 2009, David Altschuler, Gary Stangler, Kent Berkley, and Leonard Burton
Explores how the child welfare and juvenile justice systems can better work to ensure that youth in their care successfully make the transition to adulthood.
Publication cover In the Interest of P.M.P.
Apr 17, 2009, RUTGERS URBAN LEGAL CLINIC, RUTGERS SCHOOL OF LAW—NEWARK, NATIONAL JUVENILE DEFENDER CENTER, AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION OF NEW JERSEY, CHILDREN’S JUSTICE CENTER, RUTGERS SCHOOL OF LAW—CAMDEN, NORTHEAST JUVENILE DEFENDER CENTER
This amicus brief, filed by the Rutgers Urban Legal Clinic, the National Juvenile Defender Center, the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey, the Rutgers School of Law's Children's Justice…
Publication cover Redeploy Illinois Annual Report Impact and Implementation 2008
Apr 14, 2009, Redepoly Illinois Oversight Board (RIOB)
Documents how four Redeploy Illinois pilot programs reduced commitments to Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice by 51 percent, or 400 fewer youth in the first three years, and mobilized…
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 NEW HOPE FOUND IN PRACTICE STANDARDS
Jan 5, 2009, Laura Cohen
Since Gault, juvenile justice reform projects--and there have been many-- largely have ignored the question of effective assistance of counsel. The perfect storm of the Gault anniversary and the…
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 King County Resource Guide for Information Sharing - 2nd Edition
Jan 1, 2009, Marcus Stubblefield
Resource guideline providing direction on information sharing between staff from the following agencies: probation, detention child welfare, juvenile rehabilitation, law enforcement, schools, mental…
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 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 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 Champions for Change Awards Program 2008
Dec 7, 2008, 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 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 Advances in Juvenile Justice Reform: 2007-2008
Dec 1, 2008, National Juvenile Justice Network
Provides an extensive sampling of juvenile justice reforms across the country from 2007-2008. The booklet is organized by topic area and includes a state index of reforms.
Publication cover The Illinois Juvenile Defender Practice Notebook
Dec 1, 2008, Children and Family Justice National Juvenile Defender Center and Center of the Bluhm Legal Clinic at Northwestern School of Law
Note, the download link above provides a cover image—at this time the Notebook is only available to registered users of the Illinois Juvenile Defender Resource Institute website. In December…
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 Information Sharing Tool Kit
Dec 1, 2008, Child Welfare League of America and Juvenile Law Center
The Models for Change Information Sharing Tool Kit provides guidance to jurisdictions seeking to improve their information and data sharing practices in the handling of juveniles and reach the…
Publication cover An Analysis of Characteristics of Youth Referred to the Clark County Truancy Project, 2007-2008
Nov 30, 2008, Jennifer Fratello
An analysis completed by Vera Institute of Justice analyzing the characteristics of the youth referred to the Clark County Truancy Program and noting their needs and outcomes.
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 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 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 Side by Side Assessment Recommendations
Oct 2, 2008, National Juvenile Detention Center
This document summarizes issues, solutions and recommendation identified in the Illinois assessment.
Publication cover Pennsylvania Side by Side Assessment Recommendations
Oct 2, 2008, National Juvenile Defender Center
The document outlines the recommendations made in the assessment of access to counsel and Quality Representation in Pennsylvania delinquency system.
Publication cover Washington Side by Side Assessment Recommendations
Oct 2, 2008, National Juvenile Defender Center
This document summarizes issues, solutions and recommendations identified in the WA Assessment.
Publication cover The Future of Children: Juvenile Justice Issue
Sep 23, 2008, Published by The Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University and The Brookings Institution
Published by The Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University and The Brookings Institution, The Future of Children produces two issues and two policy briefs yearly. Each journal issue examines a…
Publication cover Critical Condition: African American Youth in the Justice System
Sep 1, 2008, Neelum Arya and Ian Augarten
The second in a series on race and ethnicity, the brief looks at the state of racial disparities for black youth in the juvenile and adult criminal justice systems, and analyzes demographic data,…
Publication cover An Overview of Illinois Medicaid and SCHIP Programs
Aug 1, 2008, National Academy for State Health Policy, Dan Belnap
Intended to assist professionals who work in systems serving children, such as juvenile justice and child welfare. For more information about Medicaid and its key concepts as they relate to the…
Publication cover Pennsylvania Progress: Addressing the Behavioral Health Needs of Court-Involved Youth
Aug 1, 2008, Susanna Zawacki, Patricia Torbet, and Patrick Griffin, National Center for Juvenile Justice
This issue of Pennsylvania Progress focuses on efforts to create a comprehensive model for addressing the needs of youth with behavioral health disorders in the juvenile justice system. Pennsylvania…
Publication cover An Overview of Louisiana’s Medicaid and SCHIP Programs
Aug 1, 2008, National Academy for State Health Policy, Dan Belnap
Intended to assist professionals who work in systems serving children, such as juvenile justice and child welfare. For more information about Medicaid and its key concepts as they relate to the…
Publication cover An Overview of Pennsylvania’s Publicly Funded Insurance Programs
Aug 1, 2008, National Academy for State Health Policy, Dan Belnap
Intended to assist professionals who work in systems serving children, such as juvenile justice and child welfare. For more information about Medicaid and its key concepts as they relate to the…
Publication cover An Overview of Washington's Publicly Funded Insurance Programs
Aug 1, 2008, National Academy for State Health Policy, Dan Belnap
Intended to assist professionals who work in systems serving children, such as juvenile justice and child welfare. For more information about Medicaid and its key concepts as they relate to the…
Publication cover Improving Access to Health Coverage for Transitional Youth
Jul 1, 2008, National Academy for State Health Policy, Sonya Schwartz, Melanie Glascock
Offers a detailed examination of ways to improve states’ ability to keep foster care and juvenile justice youth enrolled in Medicaid and SCHIP. The report focuses on the areas of simplifying…
Publication cover A Tangled Web of Justice: American Indian and Alaska Native Youth in Federal, State and Tribal Justice Systems
Jun 3, 2008, Neelum Arya and Addie C. Rolnick
The first in a series on race and ethnicity, the brief provides an overview of federal, state and tribal justice systems and an examination of the unique issues Native youth face in each system. The…
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 Overview of The Models for Change Mental Health/Juvenile Justice Action Network
Apr 8, 2008, Models for Change Mental Health/Juvenile Justice Action Network
Provides information on the startup, organization and strategies of the iniative's Mental Health/Juvenile Justice Action Network including background on the issue of mental health in juvenile justice.
Publication cover A Medicaid Primer for Juvenile Justice Officials
Apr 1, 2008, National Academy for State Health Policy, Dan Belnap
Provides those who work with system-involved youth with an introduction to Medicaid and its key concepts, as they pertain to the juvenile justice system as Medicaid provides health coverage to more…
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 Building Pennsylvania’s Comprehensive Aftercare Model: Probation Case Management Essentials for Youth in Placement
Mar 31, 2008, Patricia M. Torbet, National Center for Juvenile Justice
Describes the development of a structured and thoughtful approach for implementing the probation-related goals of Pennsylvania's Joint Policy Statement on Aftercare, resulting in a model for…
Publication cover Child Welfare & Juvenile Justice Systems Integration Initiative: A Promising Progress Report
Jan 24, 2008, Child Welfare League of America, John A. Tuell
The work and progress in the numerous state and local jurisdictions around the country that have partnered with CWLA has also been highlighted in Child Welfare & Juvenile Justice Systems…
Publication cover Pennsylvania Progress: Preparing Youth for Productive Futures
Jan 18, 2008, Patrick Griffin and Mary Humninen, National Center for Juvenile Justice
This issue of Pennsylvania Progress focuses on efforts to ensure that delinquent youth are educated, trained and connected with school and work opportunities. Pennsylvania Progress: A Juvenile…
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 Advances in Juvenile Justice Reform: 2006-2007
Nov 1, 2007, National Juvenile Justice Network
Provides an extensive sampling of juvenile justice reforms across the country from 2006-2007. The booklet is organized by topic area and includes a state index of reforms.
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 Jailing Juveniles: The Dangers of Incarcerating Youth in Adult Jails in America
Nov 1, 2007, Neelum Arya, Liz Ryan, Jessica Sandoval and Julie Kudrna
Provides a summary of the risks that youth face when incarcerated in adult jails, facts and figures about how many youth are incarcerated in jails nationwide, and a review of the limited federal and…
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 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 Vision 2008 and Beyond : The Jefferson Parish Children and Youth Planning Board Comprehensive Plan
Oct 8, 2007, Roy L. Juncker, Jr.
To put forward a comprehensive plan detailing our Children and Youth Planning Board and our juvenile justice reform efforts. This document is a “living” document and is updated annually.
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 Mental Health Needs of Juvenile Offenders
Jun 21, 2007, National Conference of State Legislatures
Describes disorders, issues and strategies for addressing the mental health needs of youth in the juvenile justice system: as many as 70 percent of youth in the system are affected with a mental…
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 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 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 Organizational Chart
Feb 13, 2007, Juvenile Law Center
Organizational chart showing lead entity, local partners, and National Resource Bank in relation to three target areas for improvement in Pennsylvania.
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 Pennsylvania Progress: Aftercare Reality and Reform
Jan 23, 2007, Patrick Griffin, National Center for Juvenile Justice; Richard Steele, Juvenile Court Judges’ Commission; and Kelly Franklin, PA Council of Chief Juvenile Probation Officers
This issue of Pennsylvania Progress focuses on aftercare successes and areas for improvement. Pennsylvania Progress: A Juvenile Justice Research, Practice and Policy Series is a publication of the…
Publication cover 16th Judicial District Court - Juvenile Justice System Provider Survey (Self Report Survey 2007)
Jan 1, 2007, Stephen Phillippi, Ph.D, Joseph J. Cocozza, Ph.D, Jennie L. Shufelt, MS
To find alternatives to formal processing and incarceration, to have more Evidence-based community services available for youths in LA and their families, and to use data analyses and other research…
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 Illinois: System Snapshot
Dec 10, 2006, National Center for Juvenile Justice
Provides information on the juvenile justice system in Illinois including key agencies, demographics, framework, statistics, etc.
Publication cover Louisiana System Snapshot
Dec 10, 2006, National Center for Juvenile Justice
Provides information on the juvenile justice system in Louisiana including key agencies, demographics, framework, statistics, etc.
Publication cover Pennsylvania: System Snapshot
Dec 10, 2006, National Center for Juvenile Justice
Provides information on the juvenile justice system in Pennsylvania including key agencies, demographics, framework, statistics, etc.
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 Guidelines for Collecting and Recording the Race and Ethnicity of Juveniles in Conjunction with Juvenile Delinquency Disposition
Dec 1, 2006, CCLP, NCJJ
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 Lessons Learned: Facilitating Mental Health Screening in Juvenile Justice Programs
Oct 1, 2006, Valerie Williams, M.A., M.S. and Thomas Grisso, Ph.D.
Recent evidence suggests that the prevalence of mental disorders among youths in the juvenile justice system is two to three times higher than youths in the general population. Screening upon entry…
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 Education Aftercare & Reintegration Toolkit for Juvenile Professionals
Sep 30, 2006, Shari A. Mamas, Esq., Education Law Center
Provides information and resources needed to help juvenile probation officers (JPOs) and other juvenile justice professionals obtain appropriate education and special education services for youth in…
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 Joint Policy Statement on Mental Health/Juvenile Justice: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Aug 31, 2006, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Joint statement by The Mental Health/Juvenile Justice (MH/JJ) Work Group (comprised of representatives from the juvenile justice, mental health, child welfare, drug and alcohol, and education systems…
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 Summary of Aftercare Practices in Pennsylvania
May 2, 2006, Richard D. Steele, Aftercare Specialist, Center for Juvenile Justice Training and Research Juvenile Court Judges' Commission; Kelly Franklin, Aftercare Specialist, Pennsylvania Council of Chief Juvenile Probation Officers
Provides brief overview of current county level aftercare practices in Pennsylvania, developed from information gathered during site visits to each of the state's 67 county juvenile probation…
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 A Guide to Legal and Policy Analysis for Systems Integration
Feb 1, 2006, Jessica K. Heldman
Research has recently confirmed what practitioners have known for years: that there is a link between child maltreatment and delinquency and therefore the systems created to address these issues are…
Publication cover Blueprint for Change: A Comprehensive Model for the Identification and Treatment of Youth with Mental Health Needs in Contact with the Juvenile Justice Network
Dec 31, 2005, The National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice, Kathleen R. Skowyra; Joseph J. Cocozza, Ph.D.
Presents a comprehensive model for providing a broad range of mental health services to youth in contact with the juvenile justice system with recommended actions and over 30 detailed suggestions.…
Publication cover Building Momentum for Juvenile Justice Reform
Nov 30, 2005, 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 Thinking About Pennsylvania's Vital Signs
May 24, 2005, National Center for Juvenile Justice, Patrick Griffin
The Models For Change initiative supports efforts to assemble, merge and reconfigure data to build a set of standard measures or "vital signs" that could serve as broad indicators of overall system…
Publication cover Joint Policy Statement on Aftercare: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Dec 31, 2004, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Joint statement by stakeholders in the Pennsylvania juvenile justice system to collaborate efforts to support counties in developing a comprehensive aftercare system by 2010.
Publication cover Developing Mental Health Screening in Juvenile Justice
Dec 1, 2004, Gina Vincent, Ph.D. and Thomas Grisso, Ph.D.
The first step toward managing the mental health needs of juveniles is to be able to identify them. Mental health screening is crucial for identifying mental conditions in need of immediate response,…
Publication cover Changing the Status Quo for Status Offenders: New York State's Efforts to Support Troubled Teens
Dec 1, 2004, Tina Chiu & Sara Mogulescu
In December 2004, the Vera Institute of Justice released an 'Issue in Brief' discussing the work of child welfare and probation leaders in New York State to reform the PINS (Persons in Need of…
Publication cover Introduction: Two-­-Generation Mechanisms of Child Development
Apr 1, 2004, Ron Haskins, Irwin Garfinkel, and Sara McLanahan
The two-generation model is based on the assumption that serving parents and children simultaneously with high-quality intervention programs would be more effective … than serving…
Publication cover Assessment of Access to Counsel and Quality of Representation in Delinquency Proceedings in Pennsylvania
Oct 1, 2003, Juvenile Law Center and American Bar Association Juvenile Justice Center
This report is an assessment of children’s access to counsel and the quality of representation they receive in Pennsylvania’s juvenile justice system. The report's findings are based on…
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,…
Publication cover Understanding Child Maltreatment and Juvenile Delinquency: From Research to Effective Program, Practice, and Systemic Solutions
Jan 1, 2003, Janet K. Wiig, C.A. Widom, with John A. Tuell
Describes the best research on the connection between child maltreatment and juvenile delinquency. Also includes a description of a wide array of promising responses for improving outcomes for dual…
Publication cover Understanding Adolescents: A Juvenile Court Training Curriculum
Jun 1, 2000, Youth Law Center, Juvenile Law Center, American Bar Association
Understanding Adolescents: A Juvenile Court Training Curriculum, training materials for juvenile justice professionals, was funded by the MacArthur Foundation as a joint project of the Youth Law…
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