Found 12 results for "Andrew Wachter"

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2017 

Collecting Data and Sharing Information to Improve School-Justice Partnerships

Andrew Wachter, Hunter Hurst IV, Teri Deal, Douglas Thomas

Juvenile courts nationwide handle cases referred by schools for truancy or behavioral incidents. Since 2012, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) has trained jurisdictions on strategies and policies to reduce the number of referrals to the juvenile justice system for school-based behaviors. The NCJFCJ has provided technical assistance to communities seeking to develop multidisciplinary teams to address school-justice issues, commonly referred to as School-Justice Partnerships (SJPs). A consistent lesson learned from …

2017 

5 Ways Juvenile Court Judges Can Use Data

Teri Deal, Andrew Wachter

This brief, 5 Ways Juvenile Court Judges Can Use Data, provides specific examples of how juvenile court judges can use aggregate data to learn more about their courtroom practices and the jurisdictions they serve. It is one of a series of briefs being developed by the OJJDP-funded Juvenile Justice Model Data Project. The Model Data Project seeks to improve the quality and consistency of juvenile justice data through developing guidance for states and jurisdictions …

2017 

5 Ways State Juvenile Correctional Administrators Can Use Data

Andrew Wachter, Teri Deal

This brief, 5 Ways State Juvenile Correctional Administrators Can Use Data,provides specific examples of how juvenile correctional administrators can use aggregate data to ensure facility practices and operations reflect evidence-based practices and are aligned with rehabilitative missions. It is the second in a series of briefs being developed by the OJJDP-funded Juvenile Justice Model Data Project. The Model Data Project seeks to improve the quality and consistency of juvenile justice data through developing guidance …

2016 

Juvenile Residential Facility Census, 2014: Selected Findings

Sarah Hockenberry, Andrew Wachter, Anthony Sladky

OJJDP has released "Juvenile Residential Facility Census, 2014: Selected Findings." This bulletin presents findings from OJJDP’s Juvenile Residential Facility Census (JRFC), a biennial survey that collects information about facilities in which youth charged with or adjudicated for law violations are held. Findings from the 2014 census show that the population of justice-involved youth dropped 11 percent from 2012 to 2014, and more of these youth were held in local facilities than were held in state-operated …

2016 

Evidence-Based Policies, Programs, and Practices in Juvenile Justice: Three States Achieving High Standards Through State Support Centers

Douglas Thomas, Nina Hyland, Teri Deal, Andrew Wachter, Samantha Zaleski

Evidence-Based Policies, Programs and Practices in Juvenile Justice (13 pages) provides case studies of three jurisdictions achieving high standards through state support centers. The jurisdictions were selected based on a 50-state survey of efforts to support evidence-based policies, programs and practices (EBPs) and selects examples that reflect an evolution toward greater sophistication and support for EBPs.

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 

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 

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 …

2014 

2013 Washington State Targeted Areas of Improvement & Strategic Opportunity for Technical Assistance Data Inventory

Andrew Wachter, Gene Siegel, Hunter Hurst

As part of the National Resource Bank for the MacArthur Foundation's Models for Change initiative, NCJJ is responsible for documenting the progress and outcomes of reform efforts aligned with the initiative. The 2013 Washington Targeted Areas of Improvement Report is the final in a series of data inventory reports that document Washington Models for Change progress and outcomes. This Endpoints Edition additionally accounts for which emerging models were sustained and summarizes …

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