Found 22 results for "Gene Siegel"

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Arizona Dual Jurisdiction Study: Final Report

Gregory Halemba, Gene Siegel, Rachael Lord, Susanna Zawacki

This paper highlights promising court-based practices and programs that have the potential to address the difficult challenges posed by dual jurisdiction cases. It is an initial effort to present what juvenile courts are currently doing or what juvenile courts can do to improve coordination of dual jurisdiction matters.


Youth Case Processing in the State of Wyoming: An Analysis of Four Counties - Report to the Wyoming Department of Family Services

Adrienne Freng, Carter Rees, Gene Siegel, Patricia Torbet, Hunter Hurst IV

This report analyzes four Wyoming counties regarding their youth case processing.


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.


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.


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 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 …


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.


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 …

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