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Found 50 results for "Melissa Sickmund"

 Year  Title
2011 

Delinquency Cases in Juvenile Court, 2008

Crystal Knoll, Melissa Sickmund

This Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) Fact Sheet presents statistics on delinquency cases handled in U.S. juvenile courts between 1985 and 2008. From 1985 through 1997, the number of delinquency cases handled climbed steadily (63 percent) and from 1997 through 2008, the delinquency caseload dropped 12 percent. Juvenile courts handled 44 percent more cases in 2008 than in 1985. This Fact Sheet is based on the report Juvenile Court Statistics 2008.

2011 

NCJJ Studies an Unexplored Area of DMC for OJJDP - Racial Disparity in Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention Act Violations

Melissa Sickmund, Charles Puzzanchera

The authors discuss their study of data from three states - collected to monitor compliance with the core requirements of the Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Act - to see if violations show any evidence of racial disparity. Specifically, the study was interested in whether there was evidence of minority over-representation or disproportionality in violations of the JJDP Act's holding requirements - regarding deinstitutionalization of status offenders (DSO) , or jail removal (from …

2011 

Scare Tactic Interventions: What Happened to "First, Do No Harm"?

Shawn Marsh, Melissa Sickmund

The authors discuss the unwarranted support for "Scared Straight!" types of delinquency prevention or intervention programs. This article appeared in the Spring 2011 issue of Juvenile and Family Justice Today.

2011 

Juvenile Residential Facility Census, 2008: Selected Findings

Sarah Hockenberry, Melissa Sickmund, Anthony Sladky

This bulletin, part of the Juvenile Offenders and Victims National Report Series, summarizes 2008 data from the biannual Juvenile Residential Facility Census (JRFC), which collects information about the facilities in which juvenile offenders are held including size, structure, type, ownership, and security arrangements, as well as the number of juveniles who died in custody during the past 12 months. According to the bulletin, the number of juvenile offenders in custody dropped 12 percent from 2006 …

2011 

Juvenile Court Statistics 2008

Charles Puzzanchera, Benjamin Adams, Melissa Sickmund

Describes delinquency cases handled between 1985 and 2008 and petitioned status offense cases handled between 1995 and 2008 by U.S. courts with juvenile jurisdiction. Courts with juvenile jurisdiction may handle a variety of matters, including child abuse and neglect, traffic violations, child support, and adoptions. This OJJDP Report focuses on cases involving juveniles charged with law violations (delinquency or status offenses). The data used in the analyses were contributed to the National Juvenile Court Data …

2012 

Allegheny County Juvenile Detention Screening Study

Charles Puzzanchera, Crystal Knoll, Benjamin Adams, Melissa Sickmund

The National Center for Juvenile Justice (NCJJ) agreed to conduct a study working with staff from Allegheny County Juvenile Probation to gather data from the automated Detention Assessment Instrument and other individual level information from Pennsylvania’s Juvenile Court Management System (JCMS). The study’s goal is to use these data, to the extent possible, to conduct analyses recommended in A Practical Guide to Juvenile Detention Risk Assessment (Steinhart, 2006) and determine how well the Allegheny County …

2012 

Delinquency Cases in Juvenile Court, 2009

Melissa Sickmund, Crystal Knoll

This Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) Fact Sheet presents statistics on delinquency cases handled in U.S. juvenile courts between 1985 and 2009. From 1985 through 1997, the number of delinquency cases handled climbed steadily (63 percent) and from 1997 through 2009, the delinquency caseload dropped 20 percent. Juvenile courts handled 30 percent more cases in 2009 than in 1985. This Fact Sheet is based on the report Juvenile Court Statistics 2009.

2013 

Juvenile Residential Facility Census, 2010: Selected Findings

Sarah Hockenberry, Melissa Sickmund, Anthony Sladky

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s biennial Juvenile Residential Facility Census (JRFC) collects information about facilities in which juvenile offenders are held. Respondents provide information about facility characteristics, including facility type, capacity, and type of security. JRFC also reports the number of youth who were injured or died in custody during the past 12 months. This bulletin provides findings from the 2010 survey. The juvenile offender population dropped 18% from 2008 to 2010. …

2014 

Juvenile Offenders and Victims: 2014 National Report

Melissa Sickmund, Charles Puzzanchera

This report consists of the most requested information on juveniles and the juvenile justice system in the U.S. Developed by the National Center for Juvenile Justice (NCJJ) for the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), the report draws on reliable data and relevant research to provide a comprehensive and insightful view of young offenders and victims, and what happens to those who enter the juvenile justice system in the United States. The report …

2016 

Juvenile Residential Facility Census, 2012: Selected Findings

Sarah Hockenberry, Melissa Sickmund, Anthony Sladky

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s biennial Juvenile Residential Facility Census (JRFC) collects information about facilities in which juvenile offenders are held.Respondents provide information about facility characteristics, including facility type, capacity,and type of security. JRFC also reports the number of youth who were injured or died in custody during the past 12 months. This bulletin provides findings from the 2012 survey. The juvenile offender population dropped 14% from 2010 to 2012, to the …

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