Library Search Results for Connecticut

Improving the Juvenile Justice System for Girls: Lessons from the States

Author:Liz Watson and Peter Edelman

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2012

Abstract:This report examines the challenges facing girls in the juvenile+

justice system and makes recommendations for gender-responsive reforms at the local, state and federal levels. Research suggests that technical violations and status offenses account for 25 percent of boys' detentions, but 41 percent of girls', a reflection of a system that punishes girls disproportionately. In an effort to address these types of issues, the report reviews literature documenting girls' particular pathways into the juvenile justice system, briefly describes the recent history of gender-responsive, trauma-informed efforts, and includes detailed case studies of reform efforts in Connecticut, Florida, and California.
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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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Promoting and Supporting Status Offense System Reform

Author:Status Offense Reform Center

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2014

Abstract:This PowerPoint presentation was delivered by Allie Meyer of Vera’s+

Status Offense Reform Center as part of a panel presentation to a group of state legislators attending a Juvenile Justice Model Site Visit to New York organized by the National Conference of State Legislatures. The presentation highlights the important shift from a court-based to a community-based response to status offense cases that is occurring across the country and offers a few recent examples of how states have embraced and formalized this shift through legislative reforms.
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Lousiana Models for Change Target Population

Author:Louisiana Models for Change

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Abstract:This document is an accompanying resource to A Toolkit for+

Status Offense System Reform, Module Three: Planning and Implementing System Change. It gives an overview of best practice approaches to developing a target population as well as some descriptive information of Louisiana innovations. While specific to Louisiana, it offers a framework that may be of use to other jurisdictions.
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The Connecticut Juvenile Justice Strategic Plan: Building Toward a Better Future

Author:Child Welfare League of America

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2006

Abstract:This strategic plan, produced in 2006 as a result of+

a multi-stakeholder planning effort, outlines Connecticut's commitment to building a system that supports children, youth and families at-risk for system involvement, and that cares for those referred to the court due to status offenses, delinquent behavior, or child protection concerns. It defines the planning group's mission, vision, and principles. It then articulates the group's goals and action strategies for the development of a more effective system that diverts children and youth from court involvement.
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Connecticut Family Support Centers

Author:Erika Nowakowski

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2010

Abstract:This PowerPoint presentation provides an overview of Connecticut's status offense+

reform process and model. It describes the impetus for change, the Family Support Center (FSC) model, outcome measures, and lessons learned.
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Family Support Centers Serving Families with Service Needs in Connecticut

Author:State of Connecticut Judicial Branch Court Support Services Division Center for Best Practices

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2010

Abstract:As a result of a statewide reform effort, Connecticut developed+

and implemented the Family Support Center (FSC) model to serve status offending youth and their families in the community. The purpose of the FSC is to quickly assess service and/or treatment needs for children and families and then provide and/or access the needed services in a timely fashion. This report, an accompanying resource to A Toolkit for Status Offense System Reform, Module Three: Planning and Implementing System Change, documents the FSC process including the referral, screening and assessment, case planning and discharge components.
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Families with Service Needs Advisory Board Report to the Connecticut General Assembly Final Progress Update

Author:FWSN Advisory Board

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2010

Abstract:In 2008, the FWSN Advisory Board issued its final report+

to the Connecticut General Assembly. It identified five key recommendations pertaining to the FWSN population and a handful of additional recommendations. This report, published two years later in 2010, documents the state's progress in implementing the Board's recommendations.
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Families with Service Needs Advisory Board Report to the Connecticut General Assembly

Author:FWSN Advisory Board

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2008

Abstract:This report is the product of the FWSN Advisory Board's year+

long planning process to develop a framework for service delivery that diverts children from the court process. The report provides a detailed population profile of youth involved in the FWSN system. It then describes accomplishments and gaps in services, lessons learned from national models, and recommendations related to FWSN youth and their families. The final section of the report pertains to girls in the juvenile justice system.
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From Courts to Communities: The Right Response to Truancy, Running Away, and Other Status Offenses

Author:Annie Salsich and Jennifer Trone

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2013

Abstract:This white paper aims to raise awareness about status offenses and+

spur conversations about how to effectively handle these cases by citing several promising examples of state and local reform. The white paper discusses the status of status offenses in America, explains why courts are poorly suited to handle status offense cases, describes the hallmarks of an effective community-based response for young people charged with status offenses, provides evidence that community-based responses work well, and then concludes by explaining how the Status Offense Reform Center (SORC) can help states and localities develop effective community-based responses to young people who commit status offenses.
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