Library Search Results for Calcasieu Parish-LA

Juvenile Justice Reform: County Leadership Roles and Opportunities

Author:National Association of Counties

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2014

Abstract:This report details why it is important to improve juvenile justice+

systems and how county governments can lead improvement efforts in their role as primary local providers of health, justice and social services for communities. Recognizing that many juvenile justice systems have inappropriate, cost-ineffective or nonexistent programs to assist youth who end up in courts and detention centers for nonviolent crimes, the report provides guidance to county officials and staff on community-based alternatives that are proven to produce better outcomes and cost less. For youth charged with status offenses, the report highlights efforts in Clark County, Washington and Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana that provide community-based court diversion by developing tools for identifying and addressing the underlying needs of problematic behaviors such as running away or truancy in a timely manner. It also provides a list of resources for further guidance.
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A Toolkit for Status Offense System Reform, Module Four: Monitoring and Sustaining System Change

Author:Alessandra Meyer, Vidhya Ananthakrishnan, Sydney McKinney

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2014

Abstract:This is the final toolkit module in a series of+

four. It describes three common strategies for evaluating reform efforts: (1) performance monitoring, (2) process evaluations, and (3) outcome evaluations. Because evaluating system-level reforms can be challenging, this module aims to help you determine the most appropriate approach for assessing your reform efforts right now and provide you with ideas about how to continue monitoring your reform down the line.
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Outcome Evaluation of Calcasieu Parish’s Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC)

Author:The Vera Institute of Justice

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2014

Abstract:In 2011, Calcasieu Parish established the Multi-agency Resource Center (MARC)+

with funding from the MacArthur Foundation’s Models for Change initiative. The MARC aims to provide effective prevention and intervention services to both youth and their families in order to divert them from a path of future serious delinquency. This program connects youth and families to community-based services that can appropriately address their individual needs, as well as facilitates timely access to these services. The Vera Institute of Justice conducted an outcome evaluation of the MARC and found that, as a result of the program’s efforts, fewer FINS referrals are entering the system; youth who entered the system after the MARC was established are less likely to recidivate than those who went through the system prior to the MARC; and since the implementation of the MARC, there was been a noticeable drop in case processing times. This report also offers recommendations on ways in which the MARC can enhance its current practices.
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SORC webinar: Engaging Stakeholders in Status Offense Reform

Author:Status Offense Reform Center

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2014

Abstract:This is a recording of our webinar "Enagaging Stakeholders in+

Status Offense Reform." Presenters included Jennie Marshall from Spokane County (WA), Dane Bolin from Calcasieu Parish (LA), and Hon. Karen Thomas from Campbell County (KY). Strategies for engaging schools, law enforcement and court officials in status offense reform were discussed.
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Powerpoint presentation from SORC webinar Engaging Stakeholders in Status Offense Reform

Author:Status Offense Reform Center

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2014

Abstract:This is the powerpoint presentation from SORC's first webinar titled Engaging+

Stakeholders in Status Offense Reform, that was hosted on February 24, 2014. The discussion was moderated by Vidhya Ananthakrishnan, project director of the Status Offense Reform Center, and panelists included Annie Salsich (Vera Institute of Justice), Karen Thomas (Campbell County District Court), Jennie Marshall (Spokane County Juvenile Court) and Jeff Vander (Calcasieu Parish Office of Juvenile Justice Services).
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Questions and answers from our Engaging Stakeholders in Status Offense Reform webinar

Author:Status Offense Reform Center

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2014

Abstract:SORC hosted a webinar on February 24th, 2014 titled Engaging Stakeholders+

in Status Offense Reform. The discussion was moderated by Vidhya Ananthakrishnan, project director of the Status Offense Reform Center, and panelists included Annie Salsich (Vera Institute of Justice), Karen Thomas (Campbell County District Court), Jennie Marshall (Spokane County Juvenile Court) and Jeff Vander (Calcasieu Parish Office of Juvenile Justice Services). This is an archive of the Q and A session from the webinar.  
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Calcasieu Parish Multi-Agency Resource Center Presentation

Author:Calcasieu Parish

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2013

Abstract:This presentation is an introduction to Calcasieu's Multi-Agency Resource Center+

(MARC), which is a centralized point of intake for both status offending (FINS) and delinquent youth with the goal of diverting youth and families in need to services as quickly as possible. The PowerPoint presentation provides background on Calcasieu's impetus for reform, and then continues to describe the MARC's goals, objectives, process, and benefits. It also discusses implementation challenges.
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MARC Policy and Procedure Manual

Author:Calcasieu Parish Police Jury

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Abstract:With support from the Models for Change Initiative, Calcasieu Parish+

implemented the Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) – a centralized point of intake for both FINS and delinquent youth, with the goal of diverting youth and families in need to services as quickly as possible. This policy and procedure manual is an accompanying resource to A Toolkit for Status Offense System Reform, Module Three: Planning and Implementing System Change. It includes and introduction to the center (along with a process flow chart) and contains a wealth of information about MARC operations across the following categories: eligibility criteria, personnel, training, operational procedures, assessments, collaboration, and quality assurance. It also MAYSI decision rules and a JIFF matrix.
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MARC Process Diagram

Author:Calcasieu Parish Policy Jury

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Abstract:With support from the Models for Change Initiative, Calcasieu Parish+

implemented the Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) - a centralized point of intake for both FINS and delinquent youth, with the goal of diverting youth and families in need to services as quickly as possible. This diagram, also available on the MARC's website, provides an overview of the processes that take place at the MARC.
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Notes from the Field: Calcasieu Parish, LA

Author:Vera Institute of Justice

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2013

Abstract:This profile describes the development of the Multi-Agency Resource Center+

(MARC) in Calcasieu Parish, which connects young people and families to services within the community. The profile includes a summary of the county’s planning process, an overview of monitoring strategies, a snapshot of general program outcomes, and reflections from those in the reform movement.
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