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Found 36 results for "Patricia Torbet"
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.
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.
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]
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.'
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 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 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 …
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 …
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.
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 …