Library Search Results for diversion

Running Away: Finding Solutions that Work for Youth and their Communities

Author:Coalition for Juvenile Justice

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2014

Abstract:This issue brief by the Coalition for Juvenile Justice provides+

a comprehensive overview of status offense cases involving young people who run away from home and identifies ways for communities to address this problem. Given that this type of status offense case is the most likely to involve detention, the brief makes a variety of recommendations focused on alternatives to detention, prevention, diversion programs, and court-based interventions. In addition to noting jurisdictions with promising practices, the brief discusses how locations can fund detention alternatives.
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Notes from the Field: Maricopa County, AZ

Author:Vera Institute of Justice

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2014

Abstract:This profile provides a summary of status offense system reform+

in Maricopa County, AZ, including the creation of a citation court to divert youth alleged of status offenses from traditional court proceedings and the expansion of an existing truancy program. 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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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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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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Kentucky Court of Justice Status Offense Program Manual

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Abstract:In Campbell County, Kentucky, court officials, in collaboration with system+

stakeholders, implemented a status offense program intended to divert status offending youth away from court and link them instead with services in the community. This program manual includes a wealth of information about the status offense diversion program including, but not limited to, its purpose and procedures, state statutes, diversion agreement terms, site review team meeting agenda, and aftercare plan process.
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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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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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Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children

Author:Kentucky Advocates for Youth

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2012

Abstract:This document discusses ways that Kentucky can decrease its use of+

incarceration for youth who commit status offenses. It describes how incarcerating these youth is ineffective and more expensive, and sheds light on diversion models and practices that address these issues in a more holistic manner.
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