Library Search Results for judicial leadership

The Dichotomy of Judicial Leadership:Working with the Community to Improve Outcomes for Status Offending Youth

Author:Judge Steven C. Teske and Judge J. Brian Huff

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2010

Abstract:In this article Judge Steven C. Teske and Judge J.+

Brian Huff discuss their experiences of being juvenile court judges in states where locking up status youth under the VCO exception is a legal option. They offer their perspectives on how to ensure the best possible youth and community outcomes without the use of detention. They emphasize The Dichotomy of Judicial Leadership, which means that judges should not only do their part from the bench but also collaborate with stakeholders off the bench for better outcomes.
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Notes from the Field: Campbell County, KY

Author:Vera Institute of Justice

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2013

Abstract:This profile provides an overview of recently-developed case management model+

for status offense cases in Campbell County, KY. 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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Juvenile Perspectives on the Deinstitutionalization of Status Offenders in the United States with Recommendations for Policy and Practice

Author:National Council of Juvenile & Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ), Coalition for Juvenile Justice (CJJ)

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2012

Abstract:This report, based on a national survey of juvenile court+

judges and a focus group with a smaller subset of judicial officers, explores judicial attitudes and practices surrounding the detention of youth who have committed status offenses. The study found that many of the judges interviewed recognize the harmful effects of detention on low-risk youth, but need additional system support to find alternatives to placement. Based on these findings, the report issues recommendations for system and policy changes to support diversion and alternative placement for youth who commit status offenses.
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Positive Power: Exercising Judicial Leadership to Prevent Court Involvement and Incarceration of Non-Delinquent Youth

Author:Coalition for Juvenile Justice

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2012

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

Offense System Reform, Module One: Structuring System Change and Module Three: Planning and Implementing System Change. It highlights nine judges across the nation who have challenged community norms and traditional court practice to produce greater benefits for youth alleged of status offenses, using their statutory and inherent judicial powers to divert these youth from court involvement and incarceration. Many of the judges featured in the report preside over jurisdictions that permit the use of the valid court order exception to the federal deinstitutionalization of status offenders requirement of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA). Consider reviewing this report when recruiting a champion for your reform effort and/or researching promising practices.
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Exercising Judicial Leadership to Reform the Care of Youth Charged with Status Offenses: A Convener’s Action Guide for Developing a Multi-Stakeholder Process

Author:Coalition for Juvenile Justice

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2013

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

Status Offense System Reform, Module One: Structuring System Change. It provides practical steps and considerations for judicial leaders seeking to convene a collaborative problem-solving process to meet the needs of non-delinquent youth without resorting to confinement. It was produced by the Coalition for Juvenile Justice as part of its Safety, Opportunity & Success: Standards of Care for Non-Delinquent Youth project. It may be of use to you as you think about recruiting a champion for your local reform effort and/or conducting a stakeholder analysis to inform the composition of your working group.
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