Found 36 results for "Patricia Torbet"
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.
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]
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 …
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 …
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 …
Youth Case Processing in the State of Wyoming: An Analysis of Four Counties - Report to the Wyoming Department of Family Services
Adrienne Freng, Carter Rees, Gene Siegel, Patricia Torbet, Hunter Hurst IV
This report analyzes four Wyoming counties regarding their youth case processing.
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 …
Advancing Competency Development: A White Paper for Pennsylvania
Patricia Torbet, Doug Thomas
One of the fundamental purposes of Pennsylvania's juvenile justice system is to develop 'competencies' in delinquent youth. This report articulates basic principles and identifies research-support practices, outcomes and measures for competency development that conform to the Juvenile Act's language and purpose.
Advancing Accountability: Moving Toward Victim Restoration
Patricia Torbet, Melanie King, Valerie Bender
One of the goals of Pennsylvania's juvenile justice system is the 'imposition of accountability' for offenses committed. This White Paper takes the position that true accountability requires juvenile offenders to repair the harm caused by their offending behavior and to understand and acknowledge the wrongfulness of their actions, their responsibility for causing harm, and the impact of the crime on the crime victim and community. It identifies system responsibilities, restorative practices and outcomes relative to …
Aftercare Reform in Pennsylvania
This article reviews the changes underway in Pennsylvania focused on providing appropriate aftercare to juveniles returning to the community from placement. Pennsylvania was designated the first state for the MacArthur Foundation's Models for Change initiative, which includes aftercare reform as a major goal.