Found 37 results for "Pat Torbet"
Juvenile Detention Capacity and Utilization in Pennsylvania
Patricia Torbet, Susanna Zawacki
'This report examines the current state of juvenile detention in Pennsylvania, specifically the admissions and utilization of juvenile detention. Juvenile detention in Pennsylvania provides safe, short-term care and custody for juvenile offenders who cannot be left in the community while waiting court processing. However, due to many factors, such as cost and disruption to family life, secure detention should be used sparingly. This bulletin attempts to present an analysis of data on secure detention …
Juvenile Probation Administrators' Desktop Guide
Doug Thomas, Patricia Torbet
This publication offers a desktop guide for juvenile probation administrators. Sections provide guidelines in the following areas: principles of public administration; organization matters; leadership and management; strategic planning; budgeting; personnel management, policies, functions and planning; management of human resources; managing policies and procedures; automated information systems in juvenile probation; volunteers in juvenile probation; and public information/media relations.
Juvenile Probation: The Workhorse of the Juvenile Justice System
This bulletin gives various information and statistics on the field of juvenile probation and was prepared, in part, based upon responses to a nation-wide survey of juvenile probation officers and administrators conducted in 1992 by the National Center for Juvenile Justice (NCJJ). The survey was part of efforts by NCJJ's Juvenile Probation Officer Initiative (JPOI) to address the needs of juvenile probation officers nationally through applied research, program development, technical assistance, and information dissemination.'
Juveniles Facing Criminal Sanctions: Three States That Changed the Rules
Patricia Torbet, Patrick Griffin, Hunter Hurst IV, Lynn Rayn-MacKenzie
This report examines the use made of adult criminal sanctions by three states: Minnesota, New Mexico, and Wisconsin. The case studies detail each state's approach to reform, their significance, and their impact on the juvenile and criminal justice systems. The report summarizes the lessons learned from the case studies that could be useful to policymakers considering similar reform. [MORELINK]
Models for Change Systems Reform In Juvenile Justice Framework
Pat Torbet, Patrick Griffin, Howard Snyder, Gregg Halemba, Doug Thomas
This matrix provides the original matrix of values, goal, practices and measures that were used to from the MacArthur Foundation’s Models for Change, Systems Change in Juvenile Justice strategy in 2003-04. The matrix is a product of a planning retreat organized by NCJJ in 2003.
Organization and Administration of Juvenile Services: Probation, Aftercare, and State Delinquent Institutions
Hunter Hurst IV, Patricia Torbet
One-page profiles for each state and the District of Columbia that present information concerning the court(s) exercising juvenile jurisdiction and the administration of juvenile probation and aftercare services and state institutions for delinquent youth. The document includes national comparisons and a summary of recent changes in the organization/administration of juvenile services in the states.
Overview of Child Abuse and Neglect: Trends and Roles of the Child Welfare Agency and the Juvenile Court
Patricia Torbet, Gregory Halemba, Melissa Sickmund
This overview provides information on the nature and extent of child victimization as well as the roles that the child welfare agency and the juvenile court play in the handling of cases of abuse and neglect.
Pennsylvania Juvenile Justice System Goals
This brochure outlines Pennsylvania's statutory juvenile justice system goals - community protection, offender accountability, and competency development. It also discusses the foundational White Papers, commissioned by the state, which explain each goal, present relevant research, and describe how the goal will be pursued. The White Papers themselves are available online from the National Center for Juvenile Justice.
Performance Measurement in Juvenile Court Dependency Proceedings: Examples of Output Reporting for a Model Management Information System
Richard Gable, Patricia Torbet, Gregory Halemba
Provides selected examples of output reports designed to meet operational management, and research needs of the dependency function in juvenile court and a brief overview of important design considerations.
Plan for a State-Wide Juvenile Court Reporting System in Ohio - Recommendations of the Juvenile Data Definition Task Force
Gregory Halemba, Patricia Torbet
This booklet describes a plan developed by a task force for a state wide Juvenile Court Reporting System in Ohio. This plan was developed over seven months and four meetings with the assistance of the National Center for Juvenile Justice under a contract with the Supreme Court of Ohio. This plan 1) identifies the need for a system 2) provides an overview of the proposed state-wide reporting system 3) describes the pilot effort.