Library Search Results for SORC Toolkit Resources

Books Toolkit Resources 6571910Woven throughout the Status Offense Reform Center’s (SORC) A Toolkit for Status Offense System Reform are resources—an array of materials designed to help you take tangible steps toward planning, implementing, and monitoring change. These resources run the gamut from existing publications and guides about a specific topic to sample letters, data templates, and PowerPoint presentations that can be customized to meet the needs of your jurisdiction. Some are focused exclusively on status offense system reform while others are not, but they all represent good practice and process.

Below you can access all of the toolkit resources referenced in each toolkit module. We hope these resources, and the toolkit modules themselves, are helpful to you.

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A Toolkit for Status Offense System Reform, Module Four: Monitoring and Sustaining System Change

Author:Alessandra Meyer, Vidhya Ananthakrishnan, Sydney McKinney

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2014

Abstract:This is the final toolkit module in a series of+

four. It describes three common strategies for evaluating reform efforts: (1) performance monitoring, (2) process evaluations, and (3) outcome evaluations. Because evaluating system-level reforms can be challenging, this module aims to help you determine the most appropriate approach for assessing your reform efforts right now and provide you with ideas about how to continue monitoring your reform down the line.
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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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A Toolkit for Status Offense System Reform, Module One: Structuring System Change

Author:Alessandra Meyer, Vidhya Ananthakrishnan, and Annie Salsich

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2013

Abstract:This is the first toolkit module in a series of+

four. It describes how to lay the foundation for productive engagement with stakeholders that leads to action and meaningful system change. Given the complex and often fragmented nature of status offense systems, this module helps readers think about who should be involved in their local change process, how they should be engaged, and what information will help them along the way.
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Exercising Judicial Leadership to Reform the Care of Youth Charged with Status Offenses: A Convener’s Action Guide for Developing a Multi-Stakeholder Process

Author:Coalition for Juvenile Justice

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2013

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

Status Offense System Reform, Module One: Structuring System Change. It provides practical steps and considerations for judicial leaders seeking to convene a collaborative problem-solving process to meet the needs of non-delinquent youth without resorting to confinement. It was produced by the Coalition for Juvenile Justice as part of its Safety, Opportunity & Success: Standards of Care for Non-Delinquent Youth project. It may be of use to you as you think about recruiting a champion for your local reform effort and/or conducting a stakeholder analysis to inform the composition of your working group.
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Positive Power: Exercising Judicial Leadership to Prevent Court Involvement and Incarceration of Non-Delinquent Youth

Author:Coalition for Juvenile Justice

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2012

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

Offense System Reform, Module One: Structuring System Change and Module Three: Planning and Implementing System Change. It highlights nine judges across the nation who have challenged community norms and traditional court practice to produce greater benefits for youth alleged of status offenses, using their statutory and inherent judicial powers to divert these youth from court involvement and incarceration. Many of the judges featured in the report preside over jurisdictions that permit the use of the valid court order exception to the federal deinstitutionalization of status offenders requirement of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA). Consider reviewing this report when recruiting a champion for your reform effort and/or researching promising practices.
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Louisiana Children & Youth Planning Board Toolkit: Creating & Optimizing Children & Youth Planning Boards

Author:Institute for Public Health and Justice

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2011

Abstract:This toolkit, created as part of the MacArthur Foundation’s Models+

for Change work in Louisiana, is an accompanying resource to A Toolkit for Status Offense System Reform, Module One: Structuring System Change. It is intended to assist Louisiana parishes in the effective mobilization and organization of Children & Youth Planning Boards (CYPB). The toolkit offers guidance in areas such as mission development, organizational structure, by-law development, and coordination and documentation of meetings. Although grounded in the CYPB structure unique to Louisiana parishes, this toolkit is a useful resource for any jurisdiction seeking to leverage an existing youth-centered group for status offense system reform work.
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The DMC Stakeholder: Buy-in and Participation

Author:Tiana Davis, Center for Children's Law and Policy

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2012

Abstract:This presentation is an example of a stakeholder analysis and+

is an accompanying resource to A Toolkit for Status Offense System Reform, Module One: Structuring System Change. Produced by the Models for Change’s Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) Action Network, it is designed to meet the needs of individuals responsible for coordinating strategies to reduce racial disparities across the juvenile justice system. However, its framework may be used by those embarking upon status offense system reform. The framework identifies traditional and non-traditional stakeholders, and the lens, potential barriers, and messaging needs associated with each.
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An Advocate’s Guide to Meaningful Family Partnerships

Author:National Juvenile Justice Network

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2010

Abstract:This guide, a publication of the National Juvenile Justice Network,+

is an accompanying resource to A Toolkit for Status Offense System Reform, Module One: Structuring System Change. It provides concrete suggestions for building more sustainable partnerships with families so that the movement towards creating fair, equitable, and developmentally appropriate juvenile justice systems includes these integral voices for change. For those embarking on status offense reform, this publication offers tips for how to recruit young people and family members to participate in reform work.
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Engaging Young People in Juvenile Justice Reform

Author:National Collaboration for Youth and National Juvenile Justice Network

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2007

Abstract:This publication, part of the Building Bridges to Benefit Youth+

series of policy briefs produced by the National Collaboration for Youth and National Juvenile Justice Network, is an accompanying resource to A Toolkit for Status Offense System Reform, Module One: Structuring System Change. It raises issues that can be considered when embarking on an effort to incorporate youth in juvenile justice reform efforts. In addition, this publication addresses the challenges involved in recruiting and retaining young people and highlights various community-based and governmental organizations that empower youth to advocate for, and provide significant input into, system reform.
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Family and Youth Involvement: A Workbook for Policy and Governance Boards and Planning Groups

Author:Center for Systems Integration

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2009

Abstract:This user-friendly workbook is an accompanying resource to A Toolkit+

for Status Offense System Reform, Module One: Structuring System Change and Module Two: Using Local Information to Guide System Change. The goal of the workbook is to help working groups involved in policymaking and governance embrace family and youth members. Related to Module One, the workbook covers such topics as structuring meetings to be family and youth friendly, recruitment, youth participation, culturally competent boards, and evaluation strategies for family and youth involvement. Related to Module Two, the workbook discusses effective strategies for conducting interviews and focus groups with families and youth.
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