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Found 32 results for "Doug Thomas"

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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 …


Advancing Competency Development: A White Paper for Pennsylvania

Patricia Torbet, Doug Thomas

One of the fundamental purposes of Pennsylvania's juvenile justice system is to develop 'competencies' in delinquent youth. This report articulates basic principles and identifies research-support practices, outcomes and measures for competency development that conform to the Juvenile Act's language and purpose.


A Vision, a Mission, and a Plan for Strategic Action in Washtenaw County, MI

Doug Thomas

This bulletin uses the experience of Washtenaw County (Ann Arbor, Michigan) Trial Court Family Division - Juvenile Center to illustrate using strategic planning to achieve system reform. The agency embarked upon this process after being confronted with several challenges, including projected budget over-runs, lengthy case processing times, and case backlogs. After being guided in a 6-step strategic planning process, the agency succeeded in creating a new mission, establishing an enhanced continuum of services, clarifying its …


Models for Change Systems Reform In Juvenile Justice Framework

Pat Torbet, Patrick Griffin, Howard Snyder, Gregg Halemba, Doug Thomas

This matrix provides the original matrix of values, goal, practices and measures that were used to from the MacArthur Foundation’s Models for Change, Systems Change in Juvenile Justice strategy in 2003-04. The matrix is a product of a planning retreat organized by NCJJ in 2003.


Montana Office of the Court Administrator and the Montana Juvenile Probation Officers Association - On-Site Technical Assistance Report

Doug Thomas

This document reports on a technical assistance project for Montana's Juvenile Probation Officers Association. The project was conducted by the National Center for Juvenile Justice, and involved analysis of the recent transition from a county-administered to a state-administered juvenile probation function, and development of a strategy for planning the future of juvenile probation in the state.


The Good News: Measuring Juvenile Court Outcomes at Case Closing

Doug Thomas, Patrick Griffin

This report reviews how juvenile court case outcomes in Pennsylvania counties are being measured and reported.


Measuring Performance of Balanced and Restorative Justice Probation

Doug Thomas

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.


5th Judicial Circuit of Missouri, Juvenile Division On-Site Technical Assistance Report

Doug Thomas, James Rieland

This report provides the results of a technical assistance assignment conducted by the National Center for Juvenile Justice for the 5th Judicial Circuit of Missouri's Juvenile Division. The scope of the project was to assess the continuum of services, interventions, and programs for juvenile court-involved youth and provide recommendations to facilitate enhancements. During the site visit, the authors interviewed key staff and program providers, reviewed juvenile court processes and programs, and conducted a workshop …


National Survey of Chief Juvenile Probation Officers: Integrated Substance Abuse Treatment Networks -- Summary Report

Doug Thomas

This national survey of juvenile probation agencies was designed to reveal how juvenile courts and juvenile probation agencies may participate in integrated substance abuse networks designed to address the substance abuse problems of juvenile offenders. The purpose of the survey was to identify factors that affect the ability of juvenile courts to match juvenile court-involved youth with appropriate alcohol and other drug counseling and treatment resources in the community. NCJJ surveyed juvenile probation …


Washtenaw County Trial Court Family Division/Juvenile Center On-Site Technical Assistance Report

Patrick Griffin, Gregory Halemba, Doug Thomas

This document reports on the results of a technical assistance project conducted by the National Center for Juvenile Justice, to conduct a site visit and review a number of operational areas in the Juvenile Center of the Washtenaw County (Ann Arbor), Michigan, Trial Court/Family Division. This report summarizes the general impressions formed, recommends improvements in several areas, and provides additional information and resources to help the Court in following those recommendations. Areas for improvement include: …

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