Found 37 results for "Pat Torbet"

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1995 

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.

1993 

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.

2003 

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.

2000 

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]

1996 

Juvenile Probation: The Workhorse of the Juvenile Justice System

Patricia Torbet

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.'

1997 

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.

2004 

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 …

1996 

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 …

2011 

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 …

1999 

Holding Juvenile Offenders Accountable: Programming Needs of Juvenile Probation Departments

Patricia Torbet

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.

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