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Found 32 results for "Doug Thomas"

 Year  Title
1991 

The Juvenile Probation Officer Initiative: Making A Tough Job A Little Easier

Doug Thomas

Juvenile probation officers are entrusted by their communities with dual responsibilities of caring for troubled youths and maintaining public safety. This is no small task, even under ideal conditions. A juvenile probation officer in a reasonably staffed office with adequate resources and a manageable caseload has a very difficult job. Consider, then, the plight of the juvenile probation officer with an absurdly large caseload, working in an understaffed office that is chronically …

1992 

A Special Report on Juvenile Sex Offenders

Doug Thomas

A blueprint for early, determined, and consistent intervention in the lives of juvenile sex offenders is presented. Provided within the report is an operational definition of juvenile sex offenders, a discussion on the scope of the problem, an analysis of disposition options, and a discussion of treatment alternatives for this special population.

1993 

Implementation Manual - Substance Abuse Screening Protocol

Doug Thomas

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 …

1993 

State of Juvenile Probation 1992: Results of a Nationwide Survey

Doug Thomas

Summarizes survey responses of over 1,000 juvenile probation personnel from across the country on a wide range of issues relevant to the field. Topics include demographic characteristics, educational attainment, salary compensation and benefits, caseloads, satisfaction, safety, and probation officer perceptions.

1993 

Summary Report of the Substance Abuse Screening Protocol for the Juvenile Courts

Doug Thomas

The National Center for Juvenile Justice (NCJJ) developed and tested an early identification and assessment substance abuse protocol designed for the juvenile courts. This is a summary of the project, which began with a pilot project in San Jose, California, to validate a short-form screening instrument, and continued with three phases of the full project: protocol development, protocol implementation, and analysis and evaluation. The manual from the short-form validation, and the second-phase protocol implementation …

1997 

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.

1997 

Accountability Based Community (ABC) Interventions for Serious, Violent, and Chronic Juvenile Offenders in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania: Final Report

Doug Thomas

The Allegheny County (Pittsburgh), Pennsylvania Juvenile Court has established 'Accountability Based Community Interventions' a system-wide strategy of increasingly intensive intervention, treatment, and rehabilitation services for serious, violent, and chronic juvenile offenders. The National Center for Juvenile Justice conducted a system-wide assessment, and developed and implemented programs to improve the court's ability to intervene effectively in the lives of juvenile offenders. Allegheny County now offers job skills and employment programs, an aftercare mentoring program, …

1997 

Balanced and Restorative Justice: Implementing the Philosophy

Patricia Torbet, Doug Thomas

This document provides a step-by-step description of Pennsylvania's ongoing implementation of the Balanced and Restorative Justice (BARJ) philosophy, as mandated by a fundamental revision of the state's Juvenile Act in 1995. System-wide strategic planning addressed needs-based budgeting, organizational self-assessment, and BARJ principles applied to secure care.

1997 

On-Site Technical Assistance Report: Sedgwick County Juvenile Court, Wichita, Kansas

Hunter Hurst III, Doug Thomas

This document reports on the results of a three-day technical assistance site visit and case processing review, conducted by the National Center for Juvenile Justice, to recommend improvements in operations at the Sedgwick County (Wichita), Kansas, Juvenile Court. Recommendations were made involving case processing, docketing, and detention overcrowding.

1999 

Technical Assistance Site Visit to Lane County (Oregon) Department of Youth Services: Case Processing Decision Point Analysis - Final Report

Doug Thomas

This document reports on the results of a technical assistance project conducted by the National Center for Juvenile Justice, to analyze case flow decision points in juvenile court cases at the Lane County (Oregon) Department of Youth Services. The project included a site visit, telephone interviews and email surveys of key staff, analysis and presentation of findings at a department-wide workshop. The analysis and recommendations focused on the front end of the case flow process …

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