Found 60 results for "Patrick Griffin"

 Year  Title
2000 

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) …

2000 

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.

2001 

Painful Secrets: Helping Traumatized Girls in Pennsylvania's Juvenile Justice System

Patrick Griffin

This report offers information on helping traumatized girls in Pennsylvania's juvenile justice system. According to the introduction, 'Researchers and practitioners alike are beginning to suspect that one vital key to understanding and reaching female delinquents may lie in the traumatic personal histories of so many of the girls themselves. According to this emerging view, traumatic memories - and the ability to keep those memories safely in the past - may explain a great …

2001 

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: …

2001 

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]

2001 

Juvenile Accountability, Continued: Update on the JAIBG Program in PA

Patrick Griffin

This report provides an update of the Juvenile Accountability Incentive Block Grants (JAIBG) Program in Pennsylvania. The JAIBG Program is a broad-scale effort, now in its third year, to promote juvenile accountability nationwide through incentive grants to local communities. This issue offers a current look at the experience of local communities participating in the program. It describes the projects to which the funds have been devoted, the planning and collaboration behind the projects, the obstacles …

2002 

EPIC-SCAN: Educating Physicans In Their Communities - Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect

Patrick Griffin

This document reports on EPIC-SCAN (Educating Physicians in Their Communities - Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect), a program that trains Pennsylvania's primary care providers to recognize signs of maltreatment in their patients and to respond appropriately.

2002 

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.

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 …

2003 

The Good News: Measuring Juvenile Court Outcomes at Case Closing

Doug Thomas, Patrick Griffin

This report reviews how juvenile court case outcomes in Pennsylvania counties are being measured and reported.

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