Library Search Results for Models for Change

Washington State’s Models for Change Truancy Interventions: A Cost-Benefit Analysis

Author:National Center for School Engagement

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2013

Abstract:This report presents preliminary findings from a cost-benefit analysis of+

Models for Change (MFC) Truancy Interventions in Washington State. Early results suggest that these programs not only improve student attendance but also reduce costs associated with school drop out.
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Powerpoint presentation from SORC webinar Engaging Stakeholders in Status Offense Reform

Author:Status Offense Reform Center

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2014

Abstract:This is the powerpoint presentation from SORC's first webinar titled Engaging+

Stakeholders in Status Offense Reform, that was hosted on February 24, 2014. The discussion was moderated by Vidhya Ananthakrishnan, project director of the Status Offense Reform Center, and panelists included Annie Salsich (Vera Institute of Justice), Karen Thomas (Campbell County District Court), Jennie Marshall (Spokane County Juvenile Court) and Jeff Vander (Calcasieu Parish Office of Juvenile Justice Services).
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Questions and answers from our Engaging Stakeholders in Status Offense Reform webinar

Author:Status Offense Reform Center

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2014

Abstract:SORC hosted a webinar on February 24th, 2014 titled Engaging Stakeholders+

in Status Offense Reform. The discussion was moderated by Vidhya Ananthakrishnan, project director of the Status Offense Reform Center, and panelists included Annie Salsich (Vera Institute of Justice), Karen Thomas (Campbell County District Court), Jennie Marshall (Spokane County Juvenile Court) and Jeff Vander (Calcasieu Parish Office of Juvenile Justice Services). This is an archive of the Q and A session from the webinar.  
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Clark County Truancy Manual

Author:Clark County Juvenile Court, Educational Service District 112, and Clark County School Districts

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2013

Abstract:This manual, an accompanying resource to A Toolkit for Status Offense+

System Reform, Module Three: Planning and Implementing System Change, documents Clark County's coordinated, comprehensive approach to truancy. The goal of the county's truancy program is to use education and support services in a graduated response plan to increase school attendance and substantially reduce the need for the court to invoke contempt proceedings. The Manual is divided into four parts. Part one provides school district representatives a step-by-step process for the district’s involvement in each level of the Clark County truancy process. Part two provides a description of the Clark County Truancy Workshop. Part three details the Clark County Truancy Project operated by Educational Service District 112. Part four focuses on what happens if pre-court interventions are unsuccessful and, as a last resort, the child is referred to court.
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Innovation Brief: The Cultural Enhancement Model for Evidence-Based Practice

Author:Sarah Walker

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2013

Abstract:This innovation brief describes the Cultural Enhancement Model that was+

developed by the University of Washington Division of Public Behavioral Health & Justice Policy. This model provides guidance to practitioners on how to incorporate culturally-relevant strategies into evidence-based practice to improve both, community and client-level engagement.
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Innovation Brief: Using Community Truancy Boards to Tackle Truancy

Author:Bonnie Bush

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2013

Abstract:This innovation brief describes the work of the West Valley+

Community Truancy Board in Spokane County, WA. This collaborative brings together stakeholders from the community that support youth and families struggling with truancy. This brief highlights the many positive outcomes associated with this approach.
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Innovation Brief: Schools Turn to Treatment, Not Punishment, for Children with Mental Health Needs

Author:Giudi Weiss, Kathleen Skowyra

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2013

Abstract:This innovation brief sheds light on how Ohio and Connecticut+

developed, and were able to sustain, school-based diversion models to identify and support students with mental health needs who are at risk of referral to juvenile court or probation.
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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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Spokane County Toolkit for Community Truancy Board Replication

Author:Spokane County

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2012

Abstract:Based on the success of their own community truancy board, Spokane County+

developed this toolkit for community truancy board replication. Available by request from the county, this toolkit is intended for use by any school district wishing to improve its ability to identify barriers to school attendance, problem-solve solutions, connect truant youth and their families with community-based services, and strengthen collaboration between schools, community members, and juvenile courts. The toolkit is an accompanying resource to A Toolkit for Status Offense System Reform, Module Three: Planning and Implementing System Change since it provides an overview of Spokane's West Valley Truancy Board and then offers guidance on what to do before starting a board, start-up logistics, and ways to continually improve your board.
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Spokane County’s Truancy Board Success

Author:

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2013

Abstract:This document offers a snapshot of the success of Spokane County's+

truancy board, a reform implemented as part of the county's Models for Change work.
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