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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Counting Latino Youth in the Illinois Juvenile Justice System
Dec 9, 2011, National Council of La Raza
The report details the inadequacy of information on Hispanic youth, who constitute one of the fastest-growing segments of the population, and highlights this lack of data as a major barrier to…
Publication cover Men in Motion in the Community and the Philadelphia Latino Juvenile Justice Network: Reducing Disproportionate Minority Contact, Strengthening Reentry, and Building Community
Dec 8, 2011, National Council of La Raza
In Philadelphia and across the nation, Latino youth are disproportionately overrepresented in the juvenile justice system. Over the past five years, MIMIC and the Latino Juvenile Justice Network…
Publication cover Juvenile Justice Guide Book for Legislators
Dec 5, 2011, National Conference of State Legislators
Under a partnership with the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, NCSL has published a juvenile justice guidebook addressing the most important juvenile justice policy issues of the day. …
Publication cover Knowledge Brief: 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: 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 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 Illinois Juvenile Defender Practice Notebook
Nov 10, 2011, Rey Cheatham Banks
The Illinois Juvenile Defender Practice Notebook assists defenders who practice in one of the most rewarding and yet most challenging areas of law – juvenile defense.
Publication cover The Pennsylvania Juvenile Defense Notebook
Oct 3, 2011, PA JIDAN Team
The Pennsylvania Juvenile Defense Notebook is a comprehensive training tool for both new and experienced attorneys who defend children accused of delinquent offenses. The Notebook includes caselaw,…
Publication cover Doorways to Delinquency: Multi-System Involvement of Delinquent Youth in King County (Seattle, WA)
Sep 23, 2011, Gregory Halemba and Gene Siegel
This report highlights findings from a study conducted by NCJJ that examines the prevalence of multi-system involvement among youth referred to the King County Juvenile Court on delinquency matters…
Publication cover 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 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 Guide to Developing Pre-Adjudication Diversion Policy and Practice in Pennsylvania
Sep 1, 2010, Diversion Subcommittee of the Mental Health/Juvenile Justice state work group of the Models for Change Initiative in Pennsylvania
In 2006, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania issued a Mental Health/Juvenile Justice Joint Policy Statement (the “Joint Policy Statement”)1 as a blueprint for creating a model system that…
Publication cover Report on the Behavioral Health Program for Youth Committed to Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice
Jul 29, 2010, Illinois Models for Change Behavioral Health Assessment Team
In response to a request for technical assistance from the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ), the Illinois Models for Change initiative assembled a team of mental health and corrections…
Publication cover 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 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 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 Models for Change 2009 Update: Core State Progress
Nov 2, 2009, Patrick Griffin, National Center for Juvenile Justice
Central to the Models for Change strategy is its long-termpartnership with four key states: Pennsylvania, Illinois, Louisiana,and Washington. By supporting comprehensive reformsin these core states,…
Publication cover Family Involvement in Pennsylvania's Juvenile Justice System
Nov 1, 2009, Wendy Luckenbill & Clay Yeager
When children are involved with juvenile justice, the involvement of families is critical to a successful outcome. Yet, family involvement is frequently associated with negative rather than positive…
Publication cover 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Rehabilitation Versus Incarceration of Juvenile Offenders: Public Preferences in Four Models for Change States
Nov 1, 2007, Alex R. Piquero, John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Laurence Steinberg, Temple University
Presents the results of a poll measuring respondents’ willingness to pay for alternative policy proposals for juvenile offenders. Telephone interviews were conducted with a random sample of…
Publication cover Potential for Change: Public Attitudes and Policy Preferences for Juvenile Justice Systems Reform
Nov 1, 2007, Center for Children's Law and Policy
Summary of findings from a public opinion poll that included over-sampling in the four Models for Change states to determine attitudes held by the public there. Americans' attitudes about youth, race…
Publication cover Models for Change: Illinois Workplan
Oct 31, 2007, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Outlines reform efforts in the second Model state, Illinois, which focusing on bringing about change in three areas identified as already ripe for improvement: juvenile court jurisdiction;…
Publication cover Models for Change: Louisiana Workplan
Oct 31, 2007, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Outlines reform efforts in the third Model state, Louisiana, which focusing on bringing about change in three areas identified as already ripe for improvement: alternatives to formal processing and…
Publication cover Models for Change: Pennsylvania Workplan
Oct 31, 2007, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Outlines reform efforts in the first Model state, Pennsylvania, which focusing on bringing about change in three areas identified as already ripe for improvement: mental health and juvenile justice…
Publication cover Models for Change: Washington Workplan
Oct 31, 2007, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Outlines reform efforts in the fourth Model state, Washington, which focusing on bringing about change in three areas identified as already ripe for improvement: alternatives to formal processing and…
Publication cover Illinois: An Assessment of Access to Counsel & Quality of Representation in Delinquency Proceedings
Sep 13, 2007, Children and Family Justice Center, Bluhm Legal Clinic, Northwestern University School of Law and The National Juvenile Defender Center
Forty years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark decision: In In re Gault, the Court ruled that children accused of delinquent acts are entitled to the protections of due process of law,…
Publication cover 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 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 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 Louisiana Models for Change Initiative: Selected Parish/Judicial District Highlights
Oct 1, 2006, National Center for Juvenile Justice, Gregg Halemba, Gene Siegel
Provides statistics on intake, demographics, mental health diversion/treatment programs for Caddom Calcasieu, Jefferson, Rapides Parish, and 16th Judicial District parishes in Louisiana.
Publication cover Pennsylvania Guidelines for Collecting and Recording the Race and Ethnicity of Juvenile in Conjunction with Juvenile Delinquency Disposition Reporting to the Juvenile court Judges' Commission
Oct 1, 2006, Tiana Davis
This booklet provides instruction and guidance to local juvenile courts and probation departments on accurate racial and ethnic data collections for juveniles, particularly with respect to Hispanic…
Publication cover Washington Models for Change Initiative Background Summary
Sep 30, 2006, National Center for Juvenile Justice, Gene Siegel, Gregory Halemba, Charles Puzzanchera, Ben Adams
Contains a broad spectrum of historical and more recent information regarding Washington State's juvenile justice system as well as a wide range of statistics to support the strategic planning…
Publication cover 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 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 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 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 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…