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Found 10 results for "Megan Kurlychek"

 Year  Title
1997 

Community Intensive Supervision Project (CISP)

Megan Kurlychek

This document reports on CISP - the Community Intensive Supervision Project, operated by the Juvenile Section of the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, Family Division (Pittsburgh, PA). CISP is a community-based initiative that targets juveniles from selected neighborhoods (Garfield, the Hill District, and Homewood) for intensive supervision in their own communities. The program provides electronic monitoring, transportation, counseling, community service, recreational and cultural activities, and performance monitoring and sanctioning.

1997 

Victim/Witness Services in the Juvenile Justice System

Megan Kurlychek

This document highlights various programs in Pennsylvania that attempt to serve the needs of victims and witnesses in juvenile court proceedings.

1997 

Neighborhood-Based Responses to Minor Delinquency

Megan Kurlychek

This report presents an account of the Westmoreland County Youth Commission, Pennsylvania's first community-based diversion program for first-time, nonviolent juvenile offenders. It also describes variations on the Westmoreland County model being tried in five other Pennsylvania counties. A sidebar lists seven 'components of successful programs' for diverting juvenile offenders.

1998 

Preparing for a Managed Care Environment

Megan Kurlychek

Pennsylvania's Juvenile Advisory Committee has formed a Managed Care Subcommittee. The Subcommittee is examining the effects of Medicaid managed care on youths in the juvenile justice system, especially the impact of HealthChoices, Pennsylvania's mandatory managed care program for medical assistance recipients. They are also looking at applying a managed care model to the delivery of juvenile justice services. They are concerned about preserving the judge and court's authority to order specific treatment and to determine …

1998 

A New Mission: Guiding Pennsylvania's Juvenile Justice System Into the 21st Century

Megan Kurlychek

Pennsylvania's Juvenile Advisory Committee created a strategic plan titled 'Pennsylvania Juvenile Justice: Analysis and Recommendations.' The strategic plan recommended that JAC adopt a new mission statement reflecting the principles of balanced and restorative justice. This mission statement, the JAC's guiding principles, and future directions of this Committee are outlined in this report.

1998 

Managed Care and Pennsylvania's Juvenile Justice System: Recommendations of the Juvenile Advisory Committee's Managed Care Subcommittee

Megan Kurlychek

This report offers the recommendations of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency's Juvenile Advisory Committee in order to examine the role of managed care as it relates to Pennsylvania's juvenile justice system. The recommendations to the administration concern principles as well as policies and procedures. In addition, the report looks at the Commonwealth's current juvenile justice service delivery system and the possible benefits and/or detriments of incorporating managed care principles. The …

1998 

Reducing Disproportionate Minority Confinement: A Data Driven Approach

Hunter Hurst IV, Megan Kurlychek

To address significant over-representation of minority youth in the juvenile justice system, Pennsylvania developed prevention and intervention initiatives targeting specific areas where the problem was most prevalent (Harrisburg, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh).

1999 

Victim Offender Conferencing in the Juvenile Justice System

Megan Kurlychek

This report discusses victim offender conferencing (VOC) programs,details Pennsylvania's approach to promoting the effective implementation and operation of VOC initiatives, and highlights a successful program model in York County, Pennsylvania.

1999 

Focus on Accountability: Best Practices for Juvenile Court and Probation

Patricia Torbet, Melanie Bozynski, Megan Kurlychek

This JAIBG Bulletin provides helpful information on best practices for the juvenile court and the probation area. This bulletin sets forth what is entailed in holding offenders accountable, details the roles of the juvenile court and probation department, identifies key elements of programs that promote accountability, and describes effective community-based initiatives.

1999 

Pennsylvania's Juvenile Advisory Committee: Shaping the Future of Juvenile Justice

Megan Kurlychek

This report discusses Pennsylvania's Juvenile Advisory Committee, which directs limited resources towards the most promising and effective juvenile justice programs.

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