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Drilling Down: Exploring Performance Measures to Improve Juvenile Justice
This Bulletin uses performance data collected from 10,718 juvenile probation cases closed between 2000 and 2006 by the Allegheny County Juvenile Probation Department located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to demonstrate the utility of juvenile justice outcome data beyond the report card. We have conducted an exploratory analysis of the outcome data from those cases to explore trends, identify outcome characteristics and generally ask some new questions that are raised by the outcomes of closed cases.
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.
Executive Summary: Process Evaluation of the Pennsylvania Bureau of Juvenile Justice Services' Aftercare Program
Carl McCurley, Anne Stahl, Doug Thomas
This is an executive summary of the process evaluation of the aftercare services program of the Pennsylvania Bureau of Juvenile Justice Services (BJJS), prepared by the National Center for Juvenile Justice (NCJJ) for the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency. NCJJ evaluated the design and implementation of the new BJJS program for aftercare service delivery, transformed in January 2005 from a treatment model to a case management model. The new model provides services at disposition, …
Final Report: Process Evaluation of the Pennsylvania Bureau of Juvenile Justice Services' Aftercare Program
Carl McCurley, Anne Stahl, Doug Thomas
This is the final report on the process evaluation of the aftercare services program of the Pennsylvania Bureau of Juvenile Justice Services (BJJS), prepared by the National Center for Juvenile Justice (NCJJ) for the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency. NCJJ evaluated the design and implementation of the new BJJS program for aftercare service delivery, transformed in January 2005 from a treatment model to a case management model. The new model provides services at …
How Does the Juvenile Justice System Measure Up? Applying Performance Measures in Five Jurisdictions
This Special Project Bulletin presents a case for measuring and reporting juvenile justice system performance outcomes and a field-tested strategy for collecting and reporting juvenile justice outcome measures. The performance measures presented in the Bulletin are predicated on the goals and measurable objectives of balanced and restorative justice. The experiences of five disparate jurisdictions are used to illustrate that it is both possible and useful to measure juvenile justice system performance for individuals, agencies, and …
Implementation Manual - Substance Abuse Screening Protocol
The National Center for Juvenile Justice (NCJJ) developed and tested an early identification and assessment substance abuse protocol designed for the juvenile courts. This document reflects work in the second phase of the project - to implement the protocol in four juvenile court sites around the nation. The two appendices contain a personal experience inventory from the Chemical Dependency Adolescent Assessment Project, and a description of NCJJ's validation of a short-form intake screening …
Implementing Effective Case Management Strategies: A Guide for Probation Administrators
Doug Thomas, Patricia Torbet, Teri Deal
This Special Projects Bulletin is designed to assist juvenile probation administrators to customize policies and procedures, establish decision-making guidelines, develop instruments and forms, and other resources for the purpose of developing and implementing effective case management practices in the context of local court/probation culture and statewide juvenile justice goals. The strategies discussed in this guide were developed and tested collaboratively by the National Center for Juvenile Justice (NCJJ) and four Pennsylvania counties-Allegheny, Cambria, Lehigh and …
Juvenile Probation Administrators' Desktop Guide
Doug Thomas, Patricia Torbet
This publication offers a desktop guide for juvenile probation administrators. Sections provide guidelines in the following areas: principles of public administration; organization matters; leadership and management; strategic planning; budgeting; personnel management, policies, functions and planning; management of human resources; managing policies and procedures; automated information systems in juvenile probation; volunteers in juvenile probation; and public information/media relations.
Making Things Right: Meaningful Community Service for Juvenile Offenders
Doug Thomas, Mary Hunninen
This Bulletin defines and describes community service, makes a distinction between voluntary community service and mandated community service, and addresses the effectiveness of community service. Three jurisdictions are highlighted - Clark County, Washington, Deschutes County, OR and Lehigh County, PA.
Measuring Performance of Balanced and Restorative Justice Probation
The author promotes the design of performance measures for juvenile probation officers, explains why they are important for effective planning and budgeting, and discusses using performance measures in applying balanced and restorative justice goals.