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Found 5 results for "Melanie Bozynski"
Advocating for the Child's Best Interest in Family Court
Melanie Bozynski, Jackie McCubbin
This publication features articles on court-appointed special advocates (CASA's) and guardian ad litems (GAL's) who advocate for the best interests of the child in family court (history of, CASA's and GAL's in Ohio, technical assistance, funding, effectiveness of CASA programs, etc); on Federal IV-E maintenance reviews in Ohio scheduled for the spring of 2001; and an update on Ohio's new state regulations that call for court-ordered placements with a specific foster care provider.
Analysis of State Transfer Provisions Regarding H.R. 3 Mandate
Patrick Griffin, Patricia Torbet, Melanie Bozynski
This analysis focused specifically on the age and offense requirements stipulated in H.R. 3 (juvenile at least 15 years old / murder, aggravated sexual assault, and assault with a firearm) and the transfer provisions of statutory exclusion or direct file (first chart) and mandatory waiver (second chart).
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 …
Family Group Conferencing
This report summarizes current sources on family group conferencing. This is an alternative to formal court processing involving a juvenile's family and the victim, and promotes a restorative justice principle of rebuilding disrupted relationships.
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.