Library Search Results for Florida

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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Lousiana Models for Change Target Population

Author:Louisiana Models for Change

  • Year of Publication:

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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Sex Disaggregated Trajectories of Status Offenders: Does CINS/FINS Status Prevent Male adn Female Youth From Becoming Labeled Delinquent?

Author:Wesley Jennings

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2011

Abstract:This article presents results from a study on longitudinal outcomes of youth+

petitioned to juvenile court for first-time status offense violations in Florida. The authors found that nearly half of the youth in their sample were subsequently arrested for delinquency offenses.
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Assessment of Prevention Services of Florida Network

Author:Florida TaxWatch

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2001

Abstract:The Florida Network is a statewide network of non-profit organizations+

that provide services to status offending youth and their families, diverting them from the juvenile justice and child welfare systems. This study by the Florida TaxWatch group summarizes the Network's history, the services it offers to youth and their families, and information about its target population. The report then compares the annual costs per child served by both the Network and the state Department of Juvenile Justice and calculates the potential cost savings resulting from Network services that divert youth from the justice system. The study concludes that the Network is constructively assisting troubled youth and their families and that the services they provide are cost-effective and overall positively affecting the state of Florida.
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Florida Network Quality Improvement Standards

Author:

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2013

Abstract:The Florida Network, a statewide network of non-profit providers that+

serves status offending youth and their families, is subject to quality assurance standards set by the state. This document describes those standards across four areas: management accountability, intervention and case management, shelter care, and mental health/health services.
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Florida Network Policy and Procedure Manual

Author:

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2010

Abstract:The Florida Network, a statewide network of non-profit providers, offers+

a continuum of services to status offending youth (CINS/FINS) to divert them from the juvenile justice and child welfare systems, and to maximize their strengths. This policy and procedure manual is an accompanying resource to A Toolkit for Status Offense System Reform, Module Three: Planning and Implementing System change as it provides information on the history of the network, intake and screening procedures, admission processes, services, and data collection/quality assurance measures.
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Florida Network Annual Report 2012

Author:The Florida Network

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2012

Abstract:The Florida Network of Youth and Family Services is a+

not-for-profit statewide association representing 31 private nonprofit community agencies that operate 28 youth crisis shelters and provide non-residential services to status offending youth and their families. The Florida Network's intervention services redirect troubled youth to keep them with their families and out of the expensive child welfare and juvenile justice systems. This annual report offers a 2012 snapshot of the Network's services, success stories, financials and impact.
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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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Notes from the Field: Florida

Author:Vera Institute of Justice

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2013

Abstract:This profile provides an overview of Florida’s status offense reform+

process, which began with legislative changes and led to the development of centralized intake and a full continuum of services for youth who commit status offenses. The profile includes a summary of the state’s planning process, an overview of monitoring strategies, a snapshot of general outcomes, and reflections from those in the reform movement.
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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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