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Found 37 results for "Pat Torbet"
Implementing Effective Case Management Strategies: A Guide for Probation Administrators
Doug Thomas, Patricia Torbet, Teri Deal
This Special Projects Bulletin is designed to assist juvenile probation administrators to customize policies and procedures, establish decision-making guidelines, develop instruments and forms, and other resources for the purpose of developing and implementing effective case management practices in the context of local court/probation culture and statewide juvenile justice goals. The strategies discussed in this guide were developed and tested collaboratively by the National Center for Juvenile Justice (NCJJ) and four Pennsylvania counties-Allegheny, Cambria, Lehigh and …
Raising the Bar: Pennsylvania's Long-Term Strategy for Improving Delinquency Practice Statewide
Patricia Torbet, Patrick Griffin
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 issue of Pennsylvania Progress will describe all of these identified building blocks and the ongoing state and county efforts to cement them into day-to-day practice.
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.
Advancing Community Protection: A White Paper for Pennsylvania
This white paper is based on the belief that Pennsylvania citizens have a right to be and feel safe from crime. It recognizes that, for the most part, young people who commit crimes are not serious, violent or chronic offenders. It furthers a long-standing policy of making every effort to keep young offenders in their communities-or apply the least restrictive alternative to incarceration-so long as the risk they pose to the public's safety can be …
Building Pennsylvania's Comprehensive Aftercare Model: Probation Case Management Essentials for Youth in Placement
This paper describes the development of a structured and thoughtful approach for implementing Pennsylvania's probation-related goals of the state's Joint Policy Statement. The state has created a model for comprehensive aftercare operating in county juvenile probation departments and in collaboration with public juvenile corrections institutions, private residential facilities and host and home school districts, in particular.
Pennsylvania Juvenile Justice System Goals
This brochure outlines Pennsylvania's statutory juvenile justice system goals - community protection, offender accountability, and competency development. It also discusses the foundational White Papers, commissioned by the state, which explain each goal, present relevant research, and describe how the goal will be pursued. The White Papers themselves are available online from the National Center for Juvenile Justice.
Aftercare Reform in Pennsylvania
This article reviews the changes underway in Pennsylvania focused on providing appropriate aftercare to juveniles returning to the community from placement. Pennsylvania was designated the first state for the MacArthur Foundation's Models for Change initiative, which includes aftercare reform as a major goal.
Advancing Accountability: Moving Toward Victim Restoration
Patricia Torbet, Melanie King, Valerie Bender
One of the goals of Pennsylvania's juvenile justice system is the 'imposition of accountability' for offenses committed. This White Paper takes the position that true accountability requires juvenile offenders to repair the harm caused by their offending behavior and to understand and acknowledge the wrongfulness of their actions, their responsibility for causing harm, and the impact of the crime on the crime victim and community. It identifies system responsibilities, restorative practices and outcomes relative to …
Advancing Competency Development: A White Paper for Pennsylvania
Patricia Torbet, Doug Thomas
One of the fundamental purposes of Pennsylvania's juvenile justice system is to develop 'competencies' in delinquent youth. This report articulates basic principles and identifies research-support practices, outcomes and measures for competency development that conform to the Juvenile Act's language and purpose.
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 …