Library Search Results for family engagement

Family Group Decision-Making

Author:American Humane Association

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Abstract:This website describes the American Humane Association's Family+

Group Decision Making (FGDM) initiative, a model in which a trained coordinator independent of the juvenile case brings together the family group and agency personnel to develop a plan that safeguards children and other family members. This program can be initiated  by child welfare agencies whenever a critical decision about a child is needed, and it recognizes the importance of involving family groups in decision-making about children who need protection or care. FGDM utilizes the collaboration and leadership of family groups to implement plans that support the permanency, well-being and safety of their children.  
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Status Offenses and Family Engagement

Author:Coalition for Juvenile Justice

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2014

Abstract:The Status Offenses and Family Engagement brief by the +

href="http://www.juvjustice.org/">Coalition for Juvenile Justice emphasizes the importance of family and youth engagement in status offense cases. This recommendation is based, in part, on the recognition that youth and families are experts on their own strengths and needs, and that general services that are provided without child and family buy in are unlikely to result in lasting change. The brief also summarizes Sections 1.7 and 4.9 of the Coalitions for Juvenile Justice's National Standards for the Care of Youth Charged with Status Offenses, sections that focus on the importance of family engagement.
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Notes from the Field: Onondaga County, NY

Author:Status Offense Reform Center

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2015

Abstract:This profile describes the status offense reform effort in Onondaga County,+

NY that has led to a drop in PINS referrals and placement for status offenses. This success can be attributed to local school-based interventions, community-based services and parent education efforts. Download this resource to learn more about the process that led to these changes.
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Powerpoint presentation from SORC webinar “Why Families Matter: Engaging Families for Better Outcomes”

Author:Status Offense Reform Center

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2014

Abstract:This is the powerpoint presentation from SORC’s webinar Why Families+

Matter: Engaging Families for Better Outcomes, that was hosted on April 7, 2014. This webinar provides an overview of the importance of partnering with young people and family members in developing community-based responses to status offenses. Panelists share their knowledge of engaging families, both in reform conversations and in the development of individual case plans. Panelists included Ryan Shanahan (Senior Program Associate, Vera Institute of Justice's Family Justice Program), Grace Bauer (Director, Justice for Families) and Jennifer Gunnell (Director of Social Services LGBTQ Program, SCO Family of Services).
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Benton Franklin Counties Juvenile Justice Needs Assessment Results

Author:Sarah Cusworth Walker, Eric Trupin, and Emily Brulotte

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2009

Abstract:This report, developed as part of the Models for Change+

work in Benton and Franklin Counties, Washington, is an accompanying resource to A Toolkit for Status Offense System Reform, Module Two: Using Local Information to Guide System Change. As part of their work to reform truancy practices, local stakeholders, with research support from the University of Washington, conducted focus groups and a survey with community members to identify and understand the challenges faced by youth in the community, their thoughts and perspectives about the juvenile justice system, and needed programs and services. The methodology they followed and the information they gathered is documented in this report. Reading this repot may help you think about how you want to gather information from community members as part of your system assessment work.
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Sample Interview Questions for Youth and Family Members

Author:Vera Institute of Justice

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2013

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

Status Offense System Reform, Module Two: Using Local Information to Guide System Change. It is designed to help you gather information from young people and family members who have experienced the status offense system, a critical component of your system assessment work. This resource includes a tailored list of questions related to status offense system involvement, first for youth and next for caregivers. Suggested prompts are provided at the start of each section. We encourage you to further tailor and customize these questions to ensure they are responsive to your local context and reform effort.
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A Toolkit for Status Offense System Reform, Module One: Structuring System Change

Author:Alessandra Meyer, Vidhya Ananthakrishnan, and Annie Salsich

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2013

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

four. It describes how to lay the foundation for productive engagement with stakeholders that leads to action and meaningful system change. Given the complex and often fragmented nature of status offense systems, this module helps readers think about who should be involved in their local change process, how they should be engaged, and what information will help them along the way.
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Setting an Agenda for Family-Focused Justice Reform

Author:Margaret diZerega, Jules Verdone

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2011

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

Status Offense System Reform, Module One: Structuring System Change. In April 2011, Vera’s Family Justice Program convened a roundtable of experts from the justice field and beyond to document promising practices throughout the country and discuss the next steps needed to make justice systems more family-focused through multidisciplinary efforts. Among the group’s recommendations described in this report is involving family in shaping practice and policy. This publication may be of interest to you if you are seeking out ways to engage families in your reform planning process.
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Family and Youth Involvement: A Workbook for Policy and Governance Boards and Planning Groups

Author:Center for Systems Integration

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2009

Abstract:This user-friendly workbook is an accompanying resource to A Toolkit+

for Status Offense System Reform, Module One: Structuring System Change and Module Two: Using Local Information to Guide System Change. The goal of the workbook is to help working groups involved in policymaking and governance embrace family and youth members. Related to Module One, the workbook covers such topics as structuring meetings to be family and youth friendly, recruitment, youth participation, culturally competent boards, and evaluation strategies for family and youth involvement. Related to Module Two, the workbook discusses effective strategies for conducting interviews and focus groups with families and youth.
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Working with Highly Mobile, Immigrant Students in Houston, TX: Perspectives from a Provider

Author:National Center for School Engagement

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2006

Abstract:This paper sheds light on the unique challenges of engaging+

immigrant students in school. It emphasizes that cultural and logistical challenges impede school engagement among immigrant students. Language barriers, unfamiliarity with US laws, high mobility, lack of adult supervision, and familial norms are all discussed as barriers to attending school. The paper offers suggestions for engaging immigrant students and their families.
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