Found 15 results for "jjgps"

 Year  Title
2013 

JJGPS StateScan Juvenile Competency Procedures

Linda Szymanski

This is the 1st in a new series intended to support NCJJ’s Juvenile Justice Geography, Policy, Practice & Statistics website development effort. The first StateScan publication released for the project addresses state policy (as determined in juvenile justice statutes) governing determinations for a youth’s competency to stand trial in delinquency matters. This scan is the first time NCJJ has conducted a comparative statute analysis on this topic.

2014 

Systems Integration: Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice

Anne Fromknecht

NCJJ conducted a semi-structured survey of the state-level efforts to coordinate information and practice during the winter of 2014. This four page publication presents the results through the lens of how centralized or decentralized the social service systems are in the respective states. The publication is part of a series previewing and supporting information provided in greater detail on the Juvenile Justice, Geography, Policy, Practice & Statistics website.

2014 

Statewide Risk Assessment in Juvenile Probation

Andrew Wachter

This is the next in a new series intended to support NCJJ’s Juvenile Justice Geography, Policy, Practice & Statistics website development effort. This StateScan publication released for the project addresses the prevalence of risk assessment tools in juvenile probation. This is the first time NCJJ has conducted a scan of risk assessment practices at the state level in juvenile probation.

2015 

When Systems Collaborate: How Three Jurisdictions Improved their Handling of Dual-Status Cases

Douglas Thomas, Gene Siegel , Andrew Wachter , Teri Deal , Anne Rackow , Lauren Vessels, Gregg Halemba, Hunter Hurst

When Systems Collaborate (19 pages) provides case studies of three jurisdictions trying to coordinate information and services to youth with dual-status in both the juvenile justice and child welfare systems. The jurisdictions were selected based on a 50-state survey of efforts to coordinate data and services to dual status youth and selects examples that provide starting places for developing solutions on a complex reform issue. The first example focuses on delinquency referral intake …

2015 

Measuring Subsequent Offending in Juvenile Probation

Teri Deal, Anne Rackow, Andrew Wachter

This StateScan publication is the 6th in a series that distills important knowledge from NCJJ’s new Juvenile Justice Geography, Policy, Practice & Statistics website. The authors organize results from an online search for available state-level recidivism reports. Most reports located focused on juvenile correction populations, but 14 reports were reviewed that included measures of reoffending for youth under probation supervision. This publication explores the different ways reoffending is measured for this population, including …

2015 

Mental Health Screening in Juvenile Justice Services

Andrew Wachter

This StateScan publication is the 4th in a series that distills important knowledge from NCJJ’s new Juvenile Justice Geography, Policy, Practice & Statistics website. The author, Andrew Wachter, organizes results from a 51-jurisdiction survey that addresses the landscape of standardized mental health screening in juvenile justice. This publication focuses on standardize mental health screening tools that are required at the state-level in juvenile detention, probation and correction settings. This original analysis highlights …

2015 

NCJJ Fact Sheet: One Out of Every Six Formal Juvenile Court Cases Were Referred for Status Offenses

Nina Hyland

NCJJ Fact Sheets distill knowledge into a one page format with supporting facts. This release addresses the prevalence of status offenses in cases formally referred to juvenile court.

2015 

Indefensible: The Lack of Juvenile Defense Data

Andrew Wachter

This StateScan publication is the 5th in a series that distills important knowledge from NCJJ’s new Juvenile Justice Geography, Policy, Practice & Statistics website. The author, Andrew Wachter, organizes results from an online search for available juvenile defense data. This publication highlights the limited amount of data available, suggests possible reasons for the lack of data, and highlights examples from a few states that report comprehensively. This original analysis illustrates that very few states …

2015 

U.S. Age Boundaries of Delinquency 2014

Angel Zang

This StateScan publication is the 8th in a series that distills knowledge from NCJJ’s Juvenile Justice Geography, Policy, Practice & Statistics website. The publication summarizes the results of an analysis of 2014 juvenile statutes for U.S. age boundaries of delinquency, and compares upper, lower, and extended ages of original juvenile court jurisdiction for all 50 United States, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories (American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin …

2015 

State Assessments of Disproportionate Minority Contact

Lauren Vessels

States are required to report data to monitor the overrepresentation of youth of color in juvenile justice. In addition to reporting data, states are required to submit an assessment of DMC to the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. This four page brief provides an overview which states also make these assessments publicly available and provides an overview of the challenges states faces in conducting the research and the range of reform recommendations …

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