Found 36 results for "Patricia Torbet"

 Year  Title
2011 

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 …

2010 

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.

2008 

Advancing Community Protection: A White Paper for Pennsylvania

Patricia Torbet

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 …

2008 

Building Pennsylvania's Comprehensive Aftercare Model: Probation Case Management Essentials for Youth in Placement

Patricia Torbet

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.

2008 

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.

2008 

Pennsylvania Juvenile Justice System Goals

Patricia Torbet

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.

2007 

Aftercare Reform in Pennsylvania

Patricia Torbet

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.

2006 

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 …

2005 

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.

2004 

Youth Case Processing in the State of Wyoming: An Analysis of Four Counties - Report to the Wyoming Department of Family Services

Adrienne Freng, Carter Rees, Gene Siegel, Patricia Torbet, Hunter Hurst IV

This report analyzes four Wyoming counties regarding their youth case processing.

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