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Found 11 results for "Susanna Zawacki"
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.
Girls' Involvement in Pennsylvania's Juvenile Justice System
This statistical bulletin compiles data from diverse sources to profile the delinquent behavior that brings females into the juvenile justice system in Pennsylvania, and describes the system's handling of females.
Pennsylvania CIP Reassessment Study: Final Report with State-Level Recommendations
Gregory Halemba, Hunter Hurst IV, Susanna Zawacki, Rachael Lord
As part of a national court improvement project (CIP), the Philadelphia Family Court is responsible for a statewide assessment of Pennsylvania court processing of dependency matters. The National Center for Juvenile Justice was selected to conduct the initial assessment, which was completed in 1998. A number of site-specific and state-level recommendations were made at that time, with particular reference to Allegheny and Philadelphia County court reform.
Arizona Dual Jurisdiction Study: Final Report
Gregory Halemba, Gene Siegel, Rachael Lord, Susanna Zawacki
This paper highlights promising court-based practices and programs that have the potential to address the difficult challenges posed by dual jurisdiction cases. It is an initial effort to present what juvenile courts are currently doing or what juvenile courts can do to improve coordination of dual jurisdiction matters.
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 …
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 …
Minorities in Pennsylvania's Juvenile Justice System
Hunter Hurst IV, Susanna Zawacki
This report summarizes the main points that emerge from analysis of various databases for 2001, including three- and thirteen-year trends in disproportionate minority contact (DMC).
The Impact of Model Court Reform in Arizona on the Processing of Child Abuse and Neglect Cases
Gregory Halemba, Gene Siegel, Rachael Dunn, Susanna Zawacki
Arizona juvenile courts have taken a series of steps over the past five years to improve the quality of timeliness of court proceedings in child abuse and neglect matters. These efforts encompass both procedural reforms to front-load the early hearing process as well as reforms that require a clearly demarcated permanency hearing and permanency determination process. A comparative analysis of the impact of these changes in four selected counties reveals that child abuse …
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 …
National Survey of Chief Juvenile Probation Officers: Integrated Substance Abuse Treatment Networks -- Final Report
Doug Thomas, Susanna Zawacki
The project described in this report was designed to advance the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's long-standing interest in establishing and maintaining multi-system, comprehensive community-based drug and alcohol treatment services for children and adolescents. Specifically the project addressed the availability of these services to juvenile court involved youth. A survey of juvenile probation departments produced data that described characteristics of juvenile probation departments vis-a-vis drug and alcohol treatments and that helped develop 'line of …