Library Search Results for Planning, Implementation, and Sustainability

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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Exercising Judicial Leadership on the Deinstitutionalization of Status Offenders (Webinar)

Author:Coalition for Juvenile Justice

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2014

Abstract:Acknowledging that juvenile court often brings together a range of family+

members, advocates, and service providers,  this webinar discusses how judges can act as conveners and improve outcomes for non-delinquent youth in their communities. Webinar presenters offered concrete steps judicial leaders can take to convene a multi-stakeholder process and described their personal experiences utilizing their roles on the bench to make a positive impact on youth and families.
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LGBTQ Youth and Status Offenses: Improving System Responses and Reducing Disproportionality (Webinar)

Author:Coalition for Juvenile Justice

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2014

Abstract:This webinar discusses how systems can more appropriately serve LGBTQ+

youth who commit status offenses. This is particularly important given that LGBTQ youth are twice as likely as other youth to be detained for committing status offenses, and, once in the system, are more likely to be the target of abuse and violence. Participants at this webinar hosted by the Coalition for Juvenile Justice received a comprehensive overview of LGBTQ youth in the juvenile justice system, learned about current initiatives and resources to better serve this population, and discussed recommendations for how practitioners can help ensure LGBTQ youth receive fair treatment, equal access to services, and respect and sensitivity.
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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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Running Away: Finding Solutions that Work for Youth and their Communities

Author:Coalition for Juvenile Justice

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2014

Abstract:This issue brief by the Coalition for Juvenile Justice provides+

a comprehensive overview of status offense cases involving young people who run away from home and identifies ways for communities to address this problem. Given that this type of status offense case is the most likely to involve detention, the brief makes a variety of recommendations focused on alternatives to detention, prevention, diversion programs, and court-based interventions. In addition to noting jurisdictions with promising practices, the brief discusses how locations can fund detention alternatives.
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Disproportionate Minority Contact and Status Offenses

Author:Coalition for Juvenile Justice

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2014

Abstract:This brief by the Coalition for Juvenile Justice emphasizes the+

importance of addressing the data deficit on disproportionate minority contact (DMC) among status offenders. The brief provides background on DMC in the juvenile justice system more broadly, explains why a focus on DMC and status offenses is important, and outlines potential ways to fill this gap in information.
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Family Group Decision-Making

Author:American Humane Association

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Abstract:This website describes the American Humane Association's Family+

Group Decision Making (FGDM) initiative, a model in which a trained coordinator independent of the juvenile case brings together the family group and agency personnel to develop a plan that safeguards children and other family members. This program can be initiated  by child welfare agencies whenever a critical decision about a child is needed, and it recognizes the importance of involving family groups in decision-making about children who need protection or care. FGDM utilizes the collaboration and leadership of family groups to implement plans that support the permanency, well-being and safety of their children.  
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Status Offenses and Family Engagement

Author:Coalition for Juvenile Justice

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2014

Abstract:The Status Offenses and Family Engagement brief by the +

href="http://www.juvjustice.org/">Coalition for Juvenile Justice emphasizes the importance of family and youth engagement in status offense cases. This recommendation is based, in part, on the recognition that youth and families are experts on their own strengths and needs, and that general services that are provided without child and family buy in are unlikely to result in lasting change. The brief also summarizes Sections 1.7 and 4.9 of the Coalitions for Juvenile Justice's National Standards for the Care of Youth Charged with Status Offenses, sections that focus on the importance of family engagement.
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National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices

Author:Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

  • Year of Publication:

Abstract:The National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP) is a+

searchable online database of mental health and substance abuse interventions compiled by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The database is meant to help the public learn more about existing evidence-based programs to determine which program might best fit their needs.
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Protecting Youth from Self-Incrimination when Undergoing Screening, Assessment and Treatment within the Juvenile Justice System

Author:Lourdes M. Rosado and Riya S. Shah

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2007

Abstract:This report conducts a systematic review of existing laws that prevent+

the use of information elicited from youth during early screening, assessment and treatment in subsequent delinquency or criminal cases. The analysis acknowledges the positive potential of early and comprehensive screening, assessment and treatment, but it aims to contribute to a lack of literature about the potential risks. After a thorough review of statutes, court rules and case law in all fifty states and the District of Columbia, the authors find that the vast majority of states do not have strong self-incrimination protections for youth and recommend statutes or court rules to address this issue.  
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