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Found 60 results for "Patrick Griffin"

 Year  Title
2008 

Different from Adults: An Updated Analysis of Juvenile Transfer and Blended Sentencing Laws, With Recommendations for Reform

Patrick Griffin

This report maps the current landscape of state laws governing the trial, sentencing, and sanctioning of juveniles as adults. It summarize the transfer and blended sentencing laws of all 50 states and the District of Columbia as of the beginning of 2008. It also explores data on the volume and characteristics of youth who are being impacted by these laws, and calls attention to some simple measures that states can take to make …

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.

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.

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.

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 

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.

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 …

2004 

Three Innovative Court-Involved Reentry Programs

Patrick Griffin

This document spotlights the efforts of three jurisdictions to improve outcomes for juvenile offenders returning to the community after completing a period of court-ordered placement. Two of the three programs featured - the Reentry Initiative in Marion County, Indiana and the West Virginia Division of Juvenile Services Reentry Court Program - have implemented a court-managed approach operating much in the manner of the drug court model, one of several promising approaches supported by the …

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