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What Can Juvenile Probation Do to Help Reduce Minority Overrepresentation in the Juvenile Justice System?

Patrick Griffin

This report, which grew out of a 1996 meeting of juvenile probation professionals and researchers, is intended to suggest practical ways in which the juvenile probation profession can contribute on a daily basis to an understanding of, and reduction in, minority overrepresentation in the juvenile justice system.


Washtenaw County Trial Court Family Division/Juvenile Center On-Site Technical Assistance Report

Patrick Griffin, Gregory Halemba, Doug Thomas

This document reports on the results of a technical assistance project conducted by the National Center for Juvenile Justice, to conduct a site visit and review a number of operational areas in the Juvenile Center of the Washtenaw County (Ann Arbor), Michigan, Trial Court/Family Division. This report summarizes the general impressions formed, recommends improvements in several areas, and provides additional information and resources to help the Court in following those recommendations. Areas for improvement include: …


Violence in Schools

Patrick Griffin

This report provides highlights of articles and online sites about school violence issues.


Trying Juveniles as Adults: An Analysis of State Transfer Laws and Reporting

Patrick Griffin, Sean Addie, Benjamin Adams, Kathy Firestine

This bulletin, part of the Juvenile Offenders and Victims National Report Series, provides the latest overview of state transfer laws and practices and examines available state-level data on juveniles adjudicated in the criminal justice system. By documenting state reporting practices regarding the criminal processing of youth and identifying critical information gaps, this report represents an important step forward in understanding the impact of state transfer laws.


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.


Trying and Sentencing Juveniles as Adults: An Analysis of State Transfer and Blended Sentencing Laws

Patrick Griffin

A comprehensive look at state laws authorizing the criminal prosecution and sentencing of juveniles. It updates a 1998 work by NCJJ, reflecting all changes in state statutes made through the 2002 legislative sessions, and also discussing 'blended sentencing' laws.


Three Innovative Court-Involved Reentry Programs

Patrick Griffin

This document spotlights the efforts of three jurisdictions to improve outcomes for juvenile offenders returning to the community after completing a period of court-ordered placement. Two of the three programs featured - the Reentry Initiative in Marion County, Indiana and the West Virginia Division of Juvenile Services Reentry Court Program - have implemented a court-managed approach operating much in the manner of the drug court model, one of several promising approaches supported by the …


The State of Juvenile Detention in Pennsylvania, 2003

Patrick Griffin

This report examines the Pennsylvania Juvenile Detention Assessment Project, a statewide study of the condition and needs of the field, and reveals the current state of juvenile detention in Pennsylvania. [NCJRS Annotation]


The Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Project...Continued

Patrick Griffin

This report discusses a Pennsylvania program to address the needs of traumatized girls in the juvenile justice system. Funded by the state's Commission on Crime and Delinquency and developed by volunteers, the PTSD Project aims to train detention workers throughout the state in a small-group PTSD treatment curriculum.


The Pennsylvania Electronic Juvenile Justice Databook

Patrick Griffin

The Pennsylvania Electronic Juvenile Justice Databook contains a wealth of county-level information on Pennsylvania youth. This issue of Pennsylvania Progress describes this powerful data dissemination tool, its origin and development, and its potential for local planners and decisionmakers. [MORELINK]

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