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A Special Report on Minority Overrepresentation and the Juvenile Probation Response

Patrick Griffin

Since the "DMC" (for "disproportionate minority confinement") issue first captured the serious attention of government officials, academics, and juvenile justice professionals in the 1980's, there has been plenty of debate over how to account for it. Though there have been few firm conclusions to date, Congress has called on states to assess the extent to which minorities are disproportionately confined within their borders, isolate the causes, and take corrective action, or risk losing incentive grant …


A Study of the Quality of Purchased Legal Assistance for Children in Maryland

Patrick Griffin, Gregory Halemba

This report was published in 2000 by the National Center for Juvenile Justice (NCJJ) and offers the final report of a study on the quality of purchased legal assistance for Maryland children. NCJJ's research on this began when the Maryland Judiciary's Foster Care Court Improvement Project (FCCIP) commissioned them to study Maryland's method of obtaining legal assistance for children involved in the Children in Need of Assistance (CINA) and Termination of Parental Rights (TPR) …


Addressing the Behavioral Health Needs of Court-Involved Youth

Patricia Torbet, Patrick Griffin, Susanna Zawacki

Pennsylvania is engaged in an ambitious effort to build a comprehensive model system for identifying, appropriately diverting, and effectively serving and treating court-involved youth with behavioral health disorders. This publication describes all of these identified building blocks, and the ongoing state and county efforts to cement them into day-to-day practice.


Aftercare Reality and Reform

Patrick Griffin, Richard Steele, Kelly Franklin

This publication presents the findings of Allegheny County's (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania's) aftercare assessment, discusses what it will take to bring Pennsylvania aftercare practice into line with the goals of the Joint Policy Statement, and describes some of the work that is already being done to make this vision of comprehensive aftercare reform a reality.


Aftercare, Part One: The Before Part

Patrick Griffin

This publication explores what it takes to provide good aftercare, describes steps being taken to help jurisdictions throughout Pennsylvania to meet minimum aftercare standards, and profiles one local jurisdiction that is a model of excellence in the vital area of pre-release planning and oversight.


Aftercare: The Sequel

Patrick Griffin

This article describes Allegheny County's (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) highly structured, intensive, and innovative aftercare approach for juveniles returning to their families and communities from residential treatment. Provides readers with steps being taken to improve aftercare generally for juveniles across the state by looking first at transition planning and oversight before a juveniles released from an institution. Also, why aftercare is important, full engagement of released juveniles, services and support, rejoining the educational mainstream, networking, tutoring and …


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).


Assessing Detained Youth in Pennsylvania

Patrick Griffin

This report offers a discussion of the assessment of detained youth in Pennsylvania, with the Massachusetts Youth Screening Instrument - Second Version, or MAYSI-2. MAYSI-2 is currently being administered to all new admissions at 10 juvenile detention centers in connection with the Mental Health Assessment Project, an effort to gather information on the mental health status of Pennsylvania's youth in detention and improve facilities' handling of mental health issues.


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 …


Crime Victims' Rights and Crime Victim Assistance

Patrick Griffin

This article offers an overview of victims' rights issues in the criminal and juvenile justice systems, and summarizes recent reports and other publications on the subject.

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