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Found 12 results for "Andrew Wachter"
Chester County Intake Diversion Program Final Report
Andrew Wachter, Teri Deal
In 2009, with support from Models for Change, Chester County, Pennsylvania developed an Intake Diversion Program. The National Center for Juvenile Justice collaborated with other experts in the field of juvenile justice including the Juvenile Law Center (JLC), the Council of Juvenile Court Administrators (CJCA), and the National Youth Screening & Assessment Project (NYSAP) to assist the Chester County Juvenile Probation in their diversion efforts. A data-driven protocol was developed with additional insight from …
2013 Washington State Targeted Areas of Improvement & Strategic Opportunity for Technical Assistance Data Inventory
Andrew Wachter, Gene Siegel, Hunter Hurst
As part of the National Resource Bank for the MacArthur Foundation's Models for Change initiative, NCJJ is responsible for documenting the progress and outcomes of reform efforts aligned with the initiative. The 2013 Washington Targeted Areas of Improvement Report is the final in a series of data inventory reports that document Washington Models for Change progress and outcomes. This Endpoints Edition additionally accounts for which emerging models were sustained and summarizes …
Statewide Risk Assessment in Juvenile Probation
This is the next in a new series intended to support NCJJ’s Juvenile Justice Geography, Policy, Practice & Statistics website development effort. This StateScan publication released for the project addresses the prevalence of risk assessment tools in juvenile probation. This is the first time NCJJ has conducted a scan of risk assessment practices at the state level in juvenile probation.
When Systems Collaborate: How Three Jurisdictions Improved their Handling of Dual-Status Cases
Douglas Thomas, Gene Siegel , Andrew Wachter , Teri Deal , Anne Rackow , Lauren Vessels, Gregg Halemba, Hunter Hurst
When Systems Collaborate (19 pages) provides case studies of three jurisdictions trying to coordinate information and services to youth with dual-status in both the juvenile justice and child welfare systems. The jurisdictions were selected based on a 50-state survey of efforts to coordinate data and services to dual status youth and selects examples that provide starting places for developing solutions on a complex reform issue. The first example focuses on delinquency referral intake …
Indefensible: The Lack of Juvenile Defense Data
This StateScan publication is the 5th in a series that distills important knowledge from NCJJ’s new Juvenile Justice Geography, Policy, Practice & Statistics website. The author, Andrew Wachter, organizes results from an online search for available juvenile defense data. This publication highlights the limited amount of data available, suggests possible reasons for the lack of data, and highlights examples from a few states that report comprehensively. This original analysis illustrates that very few states …
Measuring Subsequent Offending in Juvenile Probation
Teri Deal, Anne Rackow, Andrew Wachter
This StateScan publication is the 6th in a series that distills important knowledge from NCJJ’s new Juvenile Justice Geography, Policy, Practice & Statistics website. The authors organize results from an online search for available state-level recidivism reports. Most reports located focused on juvenile correction populations, but 14 reports were reviewed that included measures of reoffending for youth under probation supervision. This publication explores the different ways reoffending is measured for this population, including …
Mental Health Screening in Juvenile Justice Services
This StateScan publication is the 4th in a series that distills important knowledge from NCJJ’s new Juvenile Justice Geography, Policy, Practice & Statistics website. The author, Andrew Wachter, organizes results from a 51-jurisdiction survey that addresses the landscape of standardized mental health screening in juvenile justice. This publication focuses on standardize mental health screening tools that are required at the state-level in juvenile detention, probation and correction settings. This original analysis highlights …
Juvenile Residential Facility Census, 2014: Selected Findings
Sarah Hockenberry, Andrew Wachter, Anthony Sladky
OJJDP has released "Juvenile Residential Facility Census, 2014: Selected Findings." This bulletin presents findings from OJJDP’s Juvenile Residential Facility Census (JRFC), a biennial survey that collects information about facilities in which youth charged with or adjudicated for law violations are held. Findings from the 2014 census show that the population of justice-involved youth dropped 11 percent from 2012 to 2014, and more of these youth were held in local facilities than were held in state-operated …
Evidence-Based Policies, Programs, and Practices in Juvenile Justice: Three States Achieving High Standards Through State Support Centers
Douglas Thomas, Nina Hyland, Teri Deal, Andrew Wachter, Samantha Zaleski
Evidence-Based Policies, Programs and Practices in Juvenile Justice (13 pages) provides case studies of three jurisdictions achieving high standards through state support centers. The jurisdictions were selected based on a 50-state survey of efforts to support evidence-based policies, programs and practices (EBPs) and selects examples that reflect an evolution toward greater sophistication and support for EBPs.
Collecting Data and Sharing Information to Improve School-Justice Partnerships
Andrew Wachter, Hunter Hurst IV, Teri Deal, Douglas Thomas
Juvenile courts nationwide handle cases referred by schools for truancy or behavioral incidents. Since 2012, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) has trained jurisdictions on strategies and policies to reduce the number of referrals to the juvenile justice system for school-based behaviors. The NCJFCJ has provided technical assistance to communities seeking to develop multidisciplinary teams to address school-justice issues, commonly referred to as School-Justice Partnerships (SJPs). A consistent lesson learned from …