Library Search Results for evidence-based

Measuring Success: A Guide to Becoming an Evidence-Based Practice

Author:Jennifer Fratello, Tarika Daftary Kapur, Alice Chasan

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2013

Abstract:Increasingly, community-based juvenile justice practitioners are required to validate that they+

are engaging in evidence-based practice—proof that they are delivering the services their clients require and that the program yields the desired outcomes for youth in their care. While this expectation is a good one, many practitioners understandably feel overwhelmed as they contemplate the task. Vera, in collaboration with the Institute for Public Health and Justice at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (the lead entity for the Louisiana Models for Change initiative), crafted this guide to becoming an evidence-based practice. While it was written in response to the questions of juvenile justice practitioners, its systematic approach to collecting information on goals, treatment methods, and outcomes can benefit other social service providers seeking to measure the efficacy of their interventions.
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Notes from the Field: New York City, NY

Author:Vera Institute of Justice

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2013

Abstract:This profile documents New York City's efforts to strengthen its+

community-based status offense system by launching a new intake process, screening and assessment tool, and continuum of services. The profile includes a summary of the city'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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Truancy and Hispanic Focused Evidence-Based Programs

Author:Eric Trupin, Sarah Walker

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2009

Abstract:This is a list of Hispanic-focused, evidence-based truancy programs. The+

programs contained in this list are categorized by the following criteria: OJJDP Rating, Model, type of evaluation, location, demographics, truancy findings, other findings, training requirements/costs, and website.
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10 Steps for Implementing Mental Health Screening

Author:Thomas Grisso

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2009

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

Offense System Reform, Module Three: Planning and Implementing System Change, describes “10 Steps” to guide administrators in developing a sound mental health screening component for their programs’ intake systems. It is intended for juvenile justice administrators and clinicians, but may be useful for jurisdictions looking to implement mental health screening protocols outside of the justice system for youth alleged of status offenses. It offers information on the purposes of screening tools, the need for staff understanding of those purposes, the determination of policy related to the use of screening scores, and practices that will sustain the process in the future.
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