Library Search Results for Probation

Notes from the Field: Onondaga County, NY

Author:Status Offense Reform Center

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2015

Abstract:This profile describes the status offense reform effort in Onondaga County,+

NY that has led to a drop in PINS referrals and placement for status offenses. This success can be attributed to local school-based interventions, community-based services and parent education efforts. Download this resource to learn more about the process that led to these changes.
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Pathways Through the Juvenile Justice System: Predictors of Formal Disposition

Author:Jonathan W. Caudill, Robert G. Morris, Sarah El Sayed, Minwoo Yun, and Matt DeLisi

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2013

Abstract:This study examines case-management system data from a large southern+

state and compares the influence of extra-legal and legal factors on case disposition. The authors consulted over 8,000 cases of youth aged 10-12 referred to a juvenile probation department for at least one offense between 2001 and 2002. The findings suggest that extra-legal factors are significant for a young person's first referral, but their impact is minimal for all other referrals. Legal characteristics, on the other hand, predict formal case disposition not only for the first referral but also for all subsequent referrals. The authors also found that gender and race played a much larger role in earlier referrals, but waned in influence as referral number increased.
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Criers, Liars, and Manipulators: Probation Officers’ Views of Girls

Author:Emily Gaarder, Nancy Rodriguez, and Marjorie Zatz

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2004

Abstract:This study explored how probation officers' perceptions of girls influenced+

the services young girls receive under their supervision. The authors obtained case file data for girls involved in the status offense and juvenile delinquency systems in Maricopa County, Arizona and conducted supplementary interviews with probation officers. Results of their case file review and interviews suggest that probation officers typically view girls as manipulative and find them more difficult to work with than male clients.
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The family assessment program: trajectories and effects

Author:Roohi Choudhry

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2007

Abstract:In 2005, the Vera Institute of Justice conducted a preliminary+

analysis of New York City's Family Assessment Program (FAP) to assess the impact of FAP on the Person in Need of Services (PINS) system. Shortly after the implementation of FAP, Vera found an 80% reduction in probation PINS intake cases, reductions in petitioned PINS cases to family court by 50%, and declines by 20% of youth in the PINS system being placed out of home. The publication also aims to address the efficacy of the FAP and its impact on families in the PINS system as a whole.
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