Found 36 results for "Patricia Torbet"

 Year  Title
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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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]

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.

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.

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).

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.

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