Found 22 results for "Gene Siegel"

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Arizona Court Improvement Project Final Report

Gregory Halemba, Gene Siegel

This final report presents findings of NCJJ's Arizona Court Improvement Project, which examined AZ's juvenile court handling of abuse and neglect, dependency, and severance cases. The five selected county sites included juvenile courts in Cochise, La Paz, Maricopa and Pima Counties and the General Division of the Superior Court in Coconino County. Research concludes that juvenile courts in the selected counties comply, for the most part, with federal and state statutory requirements in their handling …


Interim Assessment of The Pima County Model Court Project: Final Report

Gregory Halemba, Gene Siegel, Hunter Hurst IV

This document, published in February 1998 by the National Center for Juvenile Justice, offers an interim assessment of the Pima County Model Court Project in (Tucson) Arizona. According to the introduction, 'This report examines the first eight months of this pilot effort and provides an assessment of the degree to which court proceedings in child abuse, neglect and dependency cases (herein referred to as dependency cases) have improved; describes how the model court pilot …


Pima County Model Court Project Summary of Follow-up Assessment

Gregory Halemba, Gene Siegel

The Pima County (Tucson, AZ) Model Court Project was an ambitious pilot effort to improve the timeliness and content of judicial proceedings in cases involving abused, neglected and dependent children. This project was intended to 'front-load' the court process, which refers to setting in place procedures to ensure that all parties to court proceedings begin actively participating at the earliest point possible and doing all they can to minimize the length of time children …


An Assessment of the Nevada Juvenile Justice System: Final Report

Gene Siegel, James Riggs, Gregory Halemba, Lynn Ryan-MacKenzie

This report highlights the positive accomplishments and ongoing challenges faced by Nevada's policy makers and professionals involved in juvenile justice, and includes specific recommendations for the future. Sections of the document offer findings and recommendations in the following areas: 1) Youth incarceration practices; 2) Overcrowding at county detention centers; 3) Commitment and sentencing practices; 4) Intermediate sanctions and interventions; 5) Minority youth in Nevada’s juvenile justice system; 6) Gender-specific programming; 7) Substance abuse programs; …


An Assessment of the Nevada Juvenile Justice System: Summary of Key Findings and Recommendations

Gene Siegel, James Riggs, Gregory Halemba, Lynn Ryan-MacKenzie

This document summarizes the findings and recommendations from the full final report on this 2001 assessment of the Nevada juvenile justice system, conducted by the National Center for Juvenile Justice.


Arizona CASA Effectiveness Study

Gregory Halemba, Gene Siegel, Rachel Gunn, Susanna Zawacki, Melanie Bozynski, Megan Black

Published by the National Center for Juvenile Justice (NCJJ), this report is the product of an RFP issued by the Arizona Supreme Court, Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) to study the effectiveness of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) in Arizona. The CASA cases were examined and compared with non-CASA cases. Five counties were included in the analysis and consisted of looking at: appointments, removals, frequency of volunteer contact with children and others, hearing …


The Impact of Model Court Reform in Arizona on the Processing of Child Abuse and Neglect Cases

Gregory Halemba, Gene Siegel, Rachael Dunn, Susanna Zawacki

Arizona juvenile courts have taken a series of steps over the past five years to improve the quality of timeliness of court proceedings in child abuse and neglect matters. These efforts encompass both procedural reforms to front-load the early hearing process as well as reforms that require a clearly demarcated permanency hearing and permanency determination process. A comparative analysis of the impact of these changes in four selected counties reveals that child abuse …


Arizona Supreme Court Administrative Office of the Courts, Dependent Children's Services Division: Dually Involved Youth: On-Site Technical Assistance Report

Gene Siegel, Gregory Halemba

The authors were invited to review Arizona's handling of dually-involved youth. This report summarizes their impressions, and provides recommendations for further analysis and incremental improvements in efforts to effectively serve juveniles involved in both components of Arizona's juvenile court system.


Pima County Juvenile Court Overrepresentation of Minority Youth On-Site Technical Assistance Report

Gene Siegel, Rachael Gunn

This document reports on technical assistance provided to the Pima County Juvenile Court in 2002 regarding equitable treatment of minority youth. The assistance involved 1) commentary on the Arizona Supreme Court's Commission on Minorities report; 2) interviews with juvenile court representatives; 3) search for best practices and other information on the issue; and 4) identification of people and resources to aid in local strategic planning efforts to address the issue. Programs from other jurisdictions are …


Ohio Department of Youth Services Subsidy Grant Monitoring: On-Site Technical Assistance Report

Gene Siegel

This report provides commentary and recommendations to the Ohio Department of Youth Services' (DYS) Bureau of Subsidies, after a technical assistance visit by the author. Areas studied included current DYS program monitoring efforts; purpose and elements of monitoring; approaches used in other jurisdictions; establishing priorities; and preferred practices and standards to follow. The appendix contains a lengthy list of national, state-based, and professional association websites and other resources relevant to program areas monitored by DYS.

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