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Notes from the Field: Cambridge, MA

Author:Mahsa Jafarian

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2016
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Abstract:This profile describes the development of Cambridge, MA's Safety Net Collaborative--a+

coordinated network of community-based intervention and diversion services for youth and their families. The profile includes a summary of the city's planning process, an overview of the program, a snapshot of general outcomes, and reflections from those in the reform movement.
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Notes from the Field: Gloucester Township, NJ

Author:Status Offense Reform Center

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2015

Abstract:This profile describes the development of Gloucester Township Police Department's network of community-based+

responses to youth delinquency and status offenses. The profile includes a summary of the county’s planning process, an overview of existing programs, a snapshot of general outcomes, and reflections from those in the reform movement.
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Notes from the Field: Newton County, GA

Author:Status Offense Reform Center

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2015

Abstract:This profile describes the development of the Truancy Intervention Board in+

Newton County, GA. This Board aims to divert youth away from the formal court process by addressing problems of truancy and educational neglect outside the courtroom, with the support of invested community stakeholders. 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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Improving the Juvenile Justice System for Girls: Lessons from the States

Author:Liz Watson and Peter Edelman

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2012

Abstract:This report examines the challenges facing girls in the juvenile+

justice system and makes recommendations for gender-responsive reforms at the local, state and federal levels. Research suggests that technical violations and status offenses account for 25 percent of boys' detentions, but 41 percent of girls', a reflection of a system that punishes girls disproportionately. In an effort to address these types of issues, the report reviews literature documenting girls' particular pathways into the juvenile justice system, briefly describes the recent history of gender-responsive, trauma-informed efforts, and includes detailed case studies of reform efforts in Connecticut, Florida, and California.
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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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Notes from the field: Illinois

Author:Vera Institute of Justice

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2014

Abstract:This profile describes the process that led to the development+

of the Comprehensive Community-Based Youth Services (CCBYS) system, a statewide network of 33 community-based youth service providers in Illinois that responds to status offense behaviors. CCBYS providers ensure that there is an immediate response upon referral, and that youth are connected to appropriate services without court involvement, with excellent results.
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Notes from the Field: Clayton County, GA

Author:Vera Institute of Justice

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2014

Abstract:This profile describes the collaborative effort that led to a+

drastic drop in school referrals to court in Clayton County, Georgia. Learn more about the Clayton County Collaborative Child Study Team (Quad-C ST), a panel that connects youth and families to services in the community so that status offenses can be effectively addressed out of court.    
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SORC webinar: Engaging Stakeholders in Status Offense Reform

Author:Status Offense Reform Center

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2014

Abstract:This is a recording of our webinar "Enagaging Stakeholders in+

Status Offense Reform." Presenters included Jennie Marshall from Spokane County (WA), Dane Bolin from Calcasieu Parish (LA), and Hon. Karen Thomas from Campbell County (KY). Strategies for engaging schools, law enforcement and court officials in status offense reform were discussed.
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Video: Clark County’s Status Offense Reform Effort

Author:Jodi Martin

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2014

Abstract:Jodi Martin, Models for Change Coordinator for Clark County (WA),+

describes how the current approach to truancy was developed to keep kids in schools and out of court. For more information on this reform effort, visit our Notes from the Field profile for Clark County.
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Identifying and Serving LGBTQ Youth: Case Studies of Runaway and Homeless Youth Program Grantees

Author:Andrew Burwick, et al.

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2014

Abstract:This report highlights the work of four federally funded programs+

that provide services to LGBTQ runaway and homeless youth in Colorado, Minnesota, Ohio, and Texas. The findings presented are based on site visit interviews as well as reviews of agency documents and forms, and focus on: (1) the collection and use of data on clients’ sexual orientation and gender identity, (2) assessment and perceptions of needs and capacities among LGBTQ runaway and homeless youth, (3) approaches to serving this population, and (4) perceptions of gaps in research in this field.
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