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Found 32 results for "Doug Thomas"

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

Doug Thomas, Susanna Zawacki

The project described in this report was designed to advance the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's long-standing interest in establishing and maintaining multi-system, comprehensive community-based drug and alcohol treatment services for children and adolescents. Specifically the project addressed the availability of these services to juvenile court involved youth. A survey of juvenile probation departments produced data that described characteristics of juvenile probation departments vis-a-vis drug and alcohol treatments and that helped develop 'line of …


An Assessment of Accountability Based Information Needs for the Allegheny County (PA) Juvenile Probation Department: Phase I Final Report

Doug Thomas

This assessment was designed as a multi-disciplinary planning initiative to identify the Allegheny County, PA (Pittsburgh) juvenile court's information sharing needs and develop strategies for meeting those needs. Specifically, the project was designed to: define common purposes and goals for sharing information; identify general principles applicable to multi-agency information sharing; identify appropriate technology and required training; identify critical information sharing partners; and develop an action plan for achieving information goals that promote offender and …


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 …


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.


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.


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.


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, …


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.


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 …


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 …

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