Found 37 results for "Pat Torbet"

 Year  Title
1996 

Probation USA

Patricia Torbet

This report gives a comprehensive but brief overview of the juvenile probation officer profession.

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.'

1996 

State Responses to Serious and Violent Juvenile Crime

Patricia Torbet

Analyzes state laws enacted during 1992-1995 to target serious and violent juvenile crime, including laws related to juvenile court jurisdictional authority and disposition options, corrections programming, confidentiality, and victims of juvenile crime.

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.

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.

1998 

State Legislative Responses to Violent Juvenile Crime 1996-1997 Update

Patricia Torbet, Linda Szymanski

Documents legislative changes for 1996 and 1997. Analyzes State laws enacted in 1996 and 1997 to target serious and violent juvenile crime. This Bulletin highlights trends concerning jurisdictional authority, judicial disposition/sentencing authority, corrections programming, confidentiality, and victims of juvenile crime. Seven tables are included.

1998 

Trying Juveniles as Adults in Criminal Court: An Analysis of State Transfer Provisions

Patricia Torbet, Linda Szymanski, Patrick Griffin

This report describes provisions by which juveniles are tried as adults in criminal court for serious/violent offenses in every state as of the end of the 1997 legislative session. It also describes statutory mechanisms for reverse waiver and those that permanently terminate juvenile court jurisdiction over juveniles previously tried or convicted as adults. An appendix provides a state by state summary of transfer provisions, as well as age offense criteria for each.

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 …

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).

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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