Library Search Results for Kentucky

A Toolkit for Status Offense System Reform, Module Four: Monitoring and Sustaining System Change

Author:Alessandra Meyer, Vidhya Ananthakrishnan, Sydney McKinney

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2014

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

four. It describes three common strategies for evaluating reform efforts: (1) performance monitoring, (2) process evaluations, and (3) outcome evaluations. Because evaluating system-level reforms can be challenging, this module aims to help you determine the most appropriate approach for assessing your reform efforts right now and provide you with ideas about how to continue monitoring your reform down the line.
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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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Better Responses to Youth Who Commit Status Offenses Webinar

Author:Coalition for Juvenile Justice (CJJ) and the National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN)

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2013

Abstract:The Coalition for Juvenile Justice (CJJ) and the National Juvenile+

Justice Network (NJJN) hosted a webinar on November 12 on better responses to youth committing status offenses. Webinar presenters discussed the National Standards for the Care of Youth Charged with Status Offenses, legislative and advocacy tools, initiatives to divert youth from court, the new online Status Offense Reform Center (SORC) from the Vera Institute of Justice and the Kentucky Youth Advocates work to end the detention of youth in their state who are charged with status offenses. Presenters included Marie Williams, Interim Executive Director at CJJ, Annie Salsich, Director of the Center on Youth Justice at the Vera Institute of Justice, and Tara Grieshop-Goodwin, Chief Policy Officer at Kentucky Youth Advocates (KYA).
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Factors Related to Adolescent Drinking in Appalachia

Author:Jessica Hamilton, Melody Noland, Richard Riggs, and David Mullineaux

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2010

Abstract:Researchers analyzed the relationships between parental monitoring, perceptions of drinking+

among peers, and underage drinking among a sample of over 600 12th graders. Findings revealed that parental monitoring and perceptions of peer drinking were predictors of drinking.
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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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Sample Working Group Invitation Letter: Campbell County, Kentucky

Author:Administrative Office of the Courts

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2012

Abstract:This invitation letter is an accompanying resource to A Toolkit+

for Status Offense System Reform, Module One: Structuring System Change. In Campbell County, Kentucky, county district court Judge Karen Thomas and her judicial colleagues drafted a letter to system stakeholders that clearly communicated the goal of reform, background on the local status offense system, the scope of the reform approach, and the anticipated role of the invitee in the reform process. The invitation letter was placed on official letterhead of the Administrative Office of the Courts and signed by Judge Thomas and her judicial counterparts. Note, this letter was drafted after Judge Thomas and her colleagues had developed a plan for their pilot program so if you are following the reform planning process outlined in Module One, your letter may look different than this one.
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Reclaiming Futures in Kentucky

Author:Kentucky Youth Advocates

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2011

Abstract:This publication introduces the Reclaiming Futures framework in Kentucky that+

identifies youth with complex needs or high-risk behaviors and connects them with services in the community. The framework consists of six stages that demonstrate how the juvenile justice system, other youth serving agencies and the community can work together to reduce the secure detention of youth charged with status offenses and strive for better outcomes for this population.
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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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