Found 37 results for "Pat Torbet"
Building Pennsylvania's Comprehensive Aftercare Model: Probation Case Management Essentials for Youth in Placement
This paper describes the development of a structured and thoughtful approach for implementing Pennsylvania's probation-related goals of the state's Joint Policy Statement. The state has created a model for comprehensive aftercare operating in county juvenile probation departments and in collaboration with public juvenile corrections institutions, private residential facilities and host and home school districts, in particular.
Design Principles for Juvenile Court Information Systems
Poorly designed information systems do not improve by application of new technology; they only produce information of little utility more rapidly. Effective information systems begin with good design. This document presents a design that juvenile courts can use to guide the development of an information system that serves the court's operational, management information and research needs, and that also addresses the state court's need for juvenile court information.
Desktop Guide to Good Juvenile Probation Practice
Patricia Torbet, Patrick Griffin
A widely influential desk reference and training resource, the Desktop Guide was originally issued more than a decade ago. Distributed to juvenile probation departments in virtually every county in America, it has served the field well as a comprehensive treatment of theory and practice of juvenile probation, a handy collection of standards and best practice information, and a text and starting point for a widely used fundamental skills training curriculum. But much has changed in …
Evaluation of Pennsylvania's School-Based Probation Program
Patricia Torbet, Susanna Zawacki, Ralph Ricci, Carol Brooks
This report describes the results of NCJJ's process evaluation of school-based probation in Pennsylvania, conducted at the request of the Juvenile Court Judges' Commission. The evaluation was designed to determine 1) the overall satisfaction of key participants in school-based probation; 2) participants' views of the effectiveness of the program in meetings its objectives; 3)the availability of data for measuring performance in meeting program objectives; 4) the degree of program compliance with JCJC standards; 5) the …
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.
Functional Requirements for an Automated Case Tracking and Management Information System in the 26th Judicial District Juvenile Court
Patricia Torbet, Howard Snyder
Under an OJJDP grant, the National Center for Juvenile Justice (NCJJ) offered technical assistance on the functional requirements for an automated case tracking and management information system for the 26th Judicial District Juvenile Court (Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.) The system was recommended to address problems such as pre-trial delays, and to provide efficiencies in many other areas of juvenile court management.
Getting Tough on Juvenile Crime: A Paradigm Shift for Juvenile Justice?
This article, from a special issue of OJJDP's journal, Juvenile Justice, covers a workshop at OJJDP's 1996 national conference, "Juvenile Justice at the Crossroads". The workshop reviewed state reactions to public concern over violent juvenile crime, through passage of punitive laws reflecting a shift in public policy. It also covered federal legislation in the 104th Congress that affected juvenile justice; changes in State law governing juvenile transfer to criminal court; initiatives focused on the "balanced …
Holding Juvenile Offenders Accountable: Programming Needs of Juvenile Probation Departments
A fall 1998 survey of the 1,980 juvenile probation departments nationwide gathered information regarding their current and needed local programs for holding juvenile offenders accountable, the effectiveness of programs, and other factors; responses came from 930 agencies, including agencies in every State.
Implementing Effective Case Management Strategies: A Guide for Probation Administrators
Doug Thomas, Patricia Torbet, Teri Deal
This Special Projects Bulletin is designed to assist juvenile probation administrators to customize policies and procedures, establish decision-making guidelines, develop instruments and forms, and other resources for the purpose of developing and implementing effective case management practices in the context of local court/probation culture and statewide juvenile justice goals. The strategies discussed in this guide were developed and tested collaboratively by the National Center for Juvenile Justice (NCJJ) and four Pennsylvania counties-Allegheny, Cambria, Lehigh and …
Juvenile Court and Juvenile Justice System Reform: An Annotated Bibliography
Patricia Torbet, Imogene Montgomery
The first section of this annotated bibliography provides abstracts and additional references on recent articles addressing juvenile court and juvenile justice system reform. The second section summarizes the positions advanced by selected organizations and foundations, and the final section provides abstracts of selected State task force and commission responses to juvenile justice reform. These reports are included not only to demonstrate the diversity of opinion that has emerged from state planning efforts, but …