Library Search Results for Louisiana

IACP National Summit Report: Law Enforcement’s Leadership Role in Juvenile Justice Reform

Author:Anna Bahney, Ryan Daugirda, John Firman, Aviva Kurash, and Kate Rhudy

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2014

Abstract:This report was produced as a result of the National Summit+

on Law Enforcement Leadership in Juvenile Justice, a two-year collaboration between the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the MacArthur Foundation which sought to engage law enforcement leaders at the executive level on what makes a fair and effective juvenile justice system. It highlights successful reforms by various law enforcement leaders and their agencies and produces a set of actionable recommendations for practice and policy for others to learn from. Page 39 highlights community-based and family-focused strategies enacted in Louisiana and Georgia to provide support services to truant youth who would otherwise be referred to juvenile and family courts.
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Lousiana Models for Change Target Population

Author:Louisiana Models for Change

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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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Calcasieu Parish Multi-Agency Resource Center Presentation

Author:Calcasieu Parish

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2013

Abstract:This presentation is an introduction to Calcasieu's Multi-Agency Resource Center+

(MARC), which is a centralized point of intake for both status offending (FINS) and delinquent youth with the goal of diverting youth and families in need to services as quickly as possible. The PowerPoint presentation provides background on Calcasieu's impetus for reform, and then continues to describe the MARC's goals, objectives, process, and benefits. It also discusses implementation challenges.
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Rapides Parish 2009 Ungovernable Referrals to Informal FINS

Author:University of New Orleans

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Abstract:As part of Rapides Parish's status offense system reform planning+

effort, which was supported by the Models for Change initiative, researchers from the University of New Orleans collected and analyzed data on the almost 60% of youth referred to Rapides' Informal FINS program in 2009 for ungovernable behavior. This analysis provides a description of those youth, which was used by local stakeholders to inform their reform.
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Rapides Parish Policy and Procedure Manual: Family in Need of Services (FINS) Program

Author:Institute for Public Health and Justice

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2012

Abstract:Rapides Parish, Louisiana has implemented reforms to its status offense+

(otherwise known as FINS) system with the goal to divert status offending youth from the juvenile justice system by engaging families and providing them with information and support. This is the policy and procedure manual of Rapides Parish’s informal FINS agency. It provides a detailed description of the policies and procedures of the Rapides Parish informal FINS system, including key definitions, process rules and guidelines, and information on the fundamental goals and principles of the informal FINS system. As well as offering direction and support to staff and parish stakeholders, it is an accompanying resource to A Toolkit for Status Offense System Reform: Module Three, Planning and Implementing System Change since it serves as a guide for other jurisdictions looking to enhance or reform their own status offense system.
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MARC Policy and Procedure Manual

Author:Calcasieu Parish Police Jury

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Abstract:With support from the Models for Change Initiative, Calcasieu Parish+

implemented the Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) – a centralized point of intake for both FINS and delinquent youth, with the goal of diverting youth and families in need to services as quickly as possible. This policy and procedure manual is an accompanying resource to A Toolkit for Status Offense System Reform, Module Three: Planning and Implementing System Change. It includes and introduction to the center (along with a process flow chart) and contains a wealth of information about MARC operations across the following categories: eligibility criteria, personnel, training, operational procedures, assessments, collaboration, and quality assurance. It also MAYSI decision rules and a JIFF matrix.
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MARC Process Diagram

Author:Calcasieu Parish Policy Jury

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Abstract:With support from the Models for Change Initiative, Calcasieu Parish+

implemented the Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) - a centralized point of intake for both FINS and delinquent youth, with the goal of diverting youth and families in need to services as quickly as possible. This diagram, also available on the MARC's website, provides an overview of the processes that take place at the MARC.
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Notes from the Field: Calcasieu Parish, LA

Author:Vera Institute of Justice

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2013

Abstract:This profile describes the development of the Multi-Agency Resource Center+

(MARC) in Calcasieu Parish, which connects young people and families to services within the community. 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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Rapides Parish FINS Cases Data Analysis for the Rapides Parish Court and FINS Program

Author:Stephen Phillippi

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2011

Abstract:This report out of Rapides Parish, Louisiana is an accompanying+

resource to A Toolkit for Status Offense System Reform, Module Two: Using Local Information to Guide System Change. Throughout Rapides' reform process, researchers from Louisiana State University assisted stakeholders in analyzing data from the MAYSI-2 tool to determine the service needs of youth entering Rapides' status offense, or FINS, system. This report is the third in a series and combines visual representations of data with a narrative. It also compares 2011 data findings to previous years allowing for trend analysis. It's a good example of how to clearly present data findings.
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Louisiana Juvenile Justice Mapping Rapides Final Report

Author:Paul Frick, Tiffany Simpson, Melinda Cannon, and Caroline Sunshine

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2007

Abstract:This report, which was part of the Models for Change+

work in Rapides Parish, Louisiana, 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 local reform effort, stakeholders in Rapides undertook (with the help of researchers) a comprehensive mapping of the key decision points in the local juvenile justice system. This report details their methodology and findings. Specifically, they examined the most common and important decisions made for youth who come in contact with the juvenile justice system (including status offenders), how these decisions are made at various points in the juvenile justice system, and what data are obtained, stored, and shared related to these decisions. Reviewing this report may help you think about how you can present your findings to your working group.
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