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Found 60 results for "Patrick Griffin"

 Year  Title
2005 

Responding to Girls

Patrick Griffin, Valerie Bender

This report reviews Pennsylvania's efforts to increase the gender-responsiveness of the juvenile justice system. It sets out the state's goals in this area. The report highlights the results by gender of a mental health screening project involving juveniles admitted to detention in Pennsylvania between 2001 and 2005. Trauma histories are very common among female delinquents. In response, the state is developing a curriculum to respond to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder among female delinquents; one county's pilot …

2005 

The New Rules

Patrick Griffin

This publication provides an overview of Pennsylvania's Rules of Juvenile Court Procedure for Delinquency Matters, which were officially adopted in April 2005 by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. These rules of juvenile court procedure will go into effect in stages, beginning in the fall of 2005. They will override all local court rules that govern juvenile justice practice and procedure. The rules simplify practice and procedure, provide uniformity, and reflect current practices of the majority …

2005 

Juvenile Court-Controlled Reentry: Three Practice Models

Patrick Griffin

This bulletin examines three jurisdictions in which local juvenile courts and their probation departments directly oversee the return of juveniles from residential placements - Allegheny County (Pittsburgh), Pennsylvania; Marion County (Indianapolis), Indiana; and rural West Virginia counties participating in the state's Division of Juvenile Services Reentry Court Program.

2006 

Getting Out of Trouble: The Pathways to Desistance Study

Patrick Griffin

This paper describes the features and preliminary findings of a study entitled 'Pathways to Desistance,' which is examining how, why, and under what circumstances the nature and frequency of crimes differ by age group, with attention to the decline in criminal activity as individuals grow older.

2006 

Ten Years of Balanced and Restorative Justice in Pennsylvania

Patrick Griffin

The author discusses the impact of Pennsylvania's Act 33 on the state's juvenile justice system, on the law's tenth anniversary. Act 33 amended the state Juvenile Act's 'purpose clause'. The amendment requires that legal interpretation and construction of the Act be done in a way that furthers the three goals of balanced and restorative justice: 'the protection of the community, the imposition of accountability for offenses committed and the development of competencies to …

2006 

Pennsylvania Juvenile Delinquency Benchbook

Patrick Griffin

This revised version of the Pennsylvania Juvenile Delinquency Benchbook is intended to serve as a practical tool for working judges, offering them convenient access to all the information they need to effectuate the underlying purposes of the Juvenile Act.

2007 

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.

2008 

Doing Something About DMC

Patrick Griffin

Pennsylvania is increasingly being recognized as a leader in the national effort to understand and address minority over representation in the juvenile justice system. This issue of Pennsylvania Progress describes the work that was being done across the state, and give a sense of what still needs be done to realize Pennsylvania's vision of a truly "fair and unbiased" juvenile justice system.

2008 

Models for Change 2008 Update: Gathering Forces

Patrick Griffin

This report was assembled by NCJJ to report the progress of Models for Change Core States reform about 2 years into the demonstration site work in the first Models for Change core state, Pennsylvania. The brief was released in conjunction with the Models for Change 3rd National Conference and provides an overview of the national project.

2008 

Preparing Youth for Productive Futures

Patrick Griffin, Mary Hunninen

This issue of Pennsylvania Progress will describe the innovative work being done, in Philadelphia and elsewhere around the state, to equip delinquent youth with the knowledge and skills they need to make the transition to productive adult lives.

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