Library Search Results for Module 3 Resources

Measuring Success: A Guide to Becoming an Evidence-Based Practice

Author:Jennifer Fratello, Tarika Daftary Kapur, Alice Chasan

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2013

Abstract:Increasingly, community-based juvenile justice practitioners are required to validate that they+

are engaging in evidence-based practice—proof that they are delivering the services their clients require and that the program yields the desired outcomes for youth in their care. While this expectation is a good one, many practitioners understandably feel overwhelmed as they contemplate the task. Vera, in collaboration with the Institute for Public Health and Justice at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (the lead entity for the Louisiana Models for Change initiative), crafted this guide to becoming an evidence-based practice. While it was written in response to the questions of juvenile justice practitioners, its systematic approach to collecting information on goals, treatment methods, and outcomes can benefit other social service providers seeking to measure the efficacy of their interventions.
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Guidelines for Instructing Youth Prior to Administration of a Mental Health Screening Tool

Author:Valerie Williams and Thomas Grisso

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2009

Abstract:This document is an accompanying resource to A Toolkit for+

Status Offense System Reform, Module Three: Planning and Implementing System Change. It was created to assist juvenile justice personnel when introducing youth to a mental health screening tool as part of an intake process. These guidelines were developed by the Juvenile Detention Centers Association of Pennsylvania (JDCAP) with the assistance of the National Youth Screening & Assessment Project (NYSAP), for settings using the Massachusetts Youth Screening Instrument-Second Version (MAYSI-2). Although it refers to the MAYSI-2, the guidelines may be helpful to jurisdictions using other other mental health screening tools as well.
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Lousiana Models for Change Target Population

Author:Louisiana Models for Change

  • Year of Publication:

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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Notes from the Field: Maricopa County, AZ

Author:Vera Institute of Justice

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2014

Abstract:This profile provides a summary of status offense system reform+

in Maricopa County, AZ, including the creation of a citation court to divert youth alleged of status offenses from traditional court proceedings and the expansion of an existing truancy program. 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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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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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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Florida Network Policy and Procedure Manual

Author:

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2010

Abstract:The Florida Network, a statewide network of non-profit providers, offers+

a continuum of services to status offending youth (CINS/FINS) to divert them from the juvenile justice and child welfare systems, and to maximize their strengths. This policy and procedure manual is an accompanying resource to A Toolkit for Status Offense System Reform, Module Three: Planning and Implementing System change as it provides information on the history of the network, intake and screening procedures, admission processes, services, and data collection/quality assurance measures.
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Family Support Centers Serving Families with Service Needs in Connecticut

Author:State of Connecticut Judicial Branch Court Support Services Division Center for Best Practices

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2010

Abstract:As a result of a statewide reform effort, Connecticut developed+

and implemented the Family Support Center (FSC) model to serve status offending youth and their families in the community. The purpose of the FSC is to quickly assess service and/or treatment needs for children and families and then provide and/or access the needed services in a timely fashion. This report, an accompanying resource to A Toolkit for Status Offense System Reform, Module Three: Planning and Implementing System Change, documents the FSC process including the referral, screening and assessment, case planning and discharge components.
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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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