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Found 37 results for "Pat Torbet"

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1998 

Getting Tough on Juvenile Crime: A Paradigm Shift for Juvenile Justice?

Patricia Torbet

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 …

1986 

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.

1999 

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.

2001 

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 …

2002 

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 …

1991 

Design Principles for Juvenile Court Information Systems

Patricia Torbet

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.

2008 

Building Pennsylvania's Comprehensive Aftercare Model: Probation Case Management Essentials for Youth in Placement

Patricia Torbet

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.

2004 

Baseline Measures for Illinois: The MacArthur Foundation's Juvenile Justice Initiative

Patrick Griffin, Susanna Zawacki, Charles Puzzanchera, Patricia Torbet

This report from the National Center for Juvenile Justice constructs baseline measures of juvenile justice data and trends in Illinois. From these benchmarks, progress in juvenile justice system reform may be measured. The Illinois initiative, sponsored by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, follows the Foundation's 'Model Systems Framework', which focuses on these key system goals: 1) Incarceration reductions/Diversion increases; 2) Reductions in race disparities; 3) Reduction in transfers to the adult criminal …

1997 

Balanced and Restorative Justice: Implementing the Philosophy

Patricia Torbet, Doug Thomas

This document provides a step-by-step description of Pennsylvania's ongoing implementation of the Balanced and Restorative Justice (BARJ) philosophy, as mandated by a fundamental revision of the state's Juvenile Act in 1995. System-wide strategic planning addressed needs-based budgeting, organizational self-assessment, and BARJ principles applied to secure care.

1998 

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).

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