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2013
Document 027058
The Northwestern Juvenile Project: Overview
By Teplin, Linda A.; Abram, Karen M.; Washburn, Jason J.; Welty, Leah J.; Hershfield, Jennifer A.; Dulcan, Mina K.. U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Washington, DC).
“Comprehensive, accurate, and reliable data are needed to guide the development of innovative juvenile justice policy. NJP provides empirical evidence that communities can use to develop and provide appropriate services within detention centers. Because the study is longitudinal, it also provides information about the long-term outcomes of these youth after they leave detention. Findings from NJP [Northwestern Juvenile Project] … provide important information on how to facilitate successful reen... Read More
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16 pages
2012
Document 025944
Highlights of the 2010 National Youth Gang Survey
By Egley, Arlen, Jr,; Howell, James C.. U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Washington, DC).
Those individuals concerned about juvenile gangs in the United States should read this review. Sections of this summary are: key points; survey findings for gang-related offenses, gang-member migration, and external gang influences; and conclusion. “The prevalence rate of gang activity remained relatively stable from 2005 to 2010, in contrast to the drop in overall crime over the past decade. In 2010, gang activity and serious gang crime remained highly concentrated in the most populated jurisdi... Read More
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4 pages
2012
Document 026654
Underage Drinking: Practice Guidelines for Community Corrections
By Crowe, Ann H.; Mullins, Tracy G.; Cobb, Kimberly A.; Lowe, Nathan C.. U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Washington, DC). U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Washington, DC).
'In this bulletin, the authors describe 10 guidelines for community supervision professionals who regularly work with underage drinkers. These guidelines are derived from evidence-based practices. They help professionals develop a plan for screening underage drinkers, determine appropriate responses, create a case plan, and provide treatment' (p. 1). These guidelines are: conduct screening for alcohol problems at first and subsequent contacts between underage drinkers and the justice system; ass... Read More
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16 pages
2012
Document 026988
Disproportionate Minority Contact
U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Washington, DC).
A summary is provided on how each state is doing in reducing its juvenile disproportionate minority contact (DMC). The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) determines the compliance of those states participating in Formula Grants. They are located on a chart showing which of five-phases they have completed towards DMC reduction—identification, assessment/diagnosis, intervention, evaluation, and monitoring.... Read More
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4 pages
2011
Document 025083
Highlights of the 2009 National Youth Gang Survey
By Egley, Arlen, Jr,; Howell, James C.. U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Washington, DC).
Those individuals concerned about juvenile gangs in the United States should read this review. Sections of this summary are: key points; survey findings for gang prevalence, gang activity, and gang homicides; and factors influencing local gang violence—drug-related, intergang conflict, and returning inmates.... Read More
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4 pages
2011
Document 025150
Juvenile Residential Facility Census, 2008: Selected Findings
By Hockenberry, Sarah; Sickmund, Melissa; Sladky, Anthony. U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Washington, DC).
The Juvenile Residential Facility Census (JRFC) is designed to collect information regarding juvenile facilities and their operations. The number of juveniles in custody has decreased from 2006 by 12%, with overcrowding at 3% of facilities. Other findings include: although most facilities are small and private, most offenders are held in large public facilities; security features and size varied across types of facilities; facility crowding affected a substantial proportion of youth in custody; ... Read More
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12 p.
2011
Document 025316
Trying Juveniles as Adults: An Analysis of State Transfer Laws and Reporting
By Griffin, Patrick; Addie, Sean; Adams, Benjamin; Firestine, Kathy. U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Washington, DC).
“In addition to providing the latest overview of state transfer laws and practices, this bulletin comprehensively examines available state-level data on juveniles adjudicated in the criminal justice system” (p. 1). Topics covered include: all states set age levels at where childhood ends and adult criminal responsibility begins; for every 1,000 petitioned delinquency cases, about 9 are waived to criminal court; most states do not track or account for all of their juvenile transfer cases; wide va... Read More
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28 pages
2011
Document 025362
Emergency Planning for Juvenile Residential Facilities
U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Washington, DC).
This manual provides “step-by-step guidance in the planning process … [that] will help ensure the efficient continuation of operations during an emergency, the reduction of risk to the physical plant, and, most importantly, the safety and well-being of youth and staff in our nation’s juvenile justice residential facilities (p. 2). Twelve sections are contained in this publication: overview of the planning process; budgeting for emergency planning and response; allocating responsibilities to staf... Read More
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50 pages
2011
Document 025518
Juvenile Arrests 2009
By Puzzanchera, Charles; Adams, Benjamin. U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Washington, DC).
This publication provides a “comprehensive statistical overview of the problems of juvenile crime, violence, and victimization and the response of the juvenile justice system” (p. 1). Data show that juvenile crime is not on the rise. Arrests of juveniles for violent offenses dropped 10% from 2008 to 2009. Since arrest rates hit their peak in 1994, there has been a decline of almost 50%. Yet, the juvenile arrest rate for simple assault, which is the most common juvenile crime against people, has... Read More
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24 pages
2010
Document 024297
Juveniles in Residential Placement, 1997-2008
By Sickmund, Melissa. U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Washington, DC).
People who work with juvenile offenders will find this document of interest, especially those individuals involved in residential placement. This overview presents results from the National Juvenile Justice Data Collection Program. During 2008 there were 263 juvenile offenders in residential placement per 100,000 juveniles incarcerated in the general population. California had 14,034 juveniles in placement—the most of any state.... Read More
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2 p.
2010
Document 024320
Girls' Delinquency
U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Washington, DC).
Those people working with girls involved in the juvenile justice system need to be aware of the resources offered by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). This agency has taken great strides in addressing the increasing delinquency of girls. OJJDP conducts research and provides programming, publications, training and technical assistance, and online resources.... Read More
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4 p.
2010
Document 024356
Youth’s Needs and Services: Findings from the Survey of Youth in Residential Placement
By Sedlak, Andrea J.; McPherson, Karla S.. U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Washington, DC).
This bulletin should be interesting reading for people concerned with the needs and related services of confined juveniles. Observations are organized according to mental health, mental health services, substance abuse, substance abuse counseling, health care, healthcare services, education, education services, and females in custody.... Read More
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12 p.
2010
Document 024408
Conditions of Confinement: Findings from the Survey of Youth in Residential Placement
By Sedlak, Andrea J.; McPherson, Karla S.. U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Washington, DC).
Individuals needing a snapshot of or who are concerned with the current state of youth in residential placement will find this bulletin essential reading. Results of the survey are grouped in the following areas: facility and program characteristics—security and types of offenders in different programs; youth placement with other youth—age, sex, race/ethnic group, placement with other victims, co-placement of offender types, and placement with non-offenders; physical and program environment—slee... Read More
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16 p.
2010
Document 024453
Suitability of Assessment Instruments for Delinquent Girls
By Brumbaugh, Susan; Walters, Jennifer L. Hardison; Winterfield, Laura A.. U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Washington, DC).
Individuals tasked with (or others just interested in) implementing an effective screening process for juvenile females need to read this bulletin. “The purpose of this report is to determine the extent to which assessment instruments used with at-risk and justice-involved youth are equally appropriate and effective in assessing girls and boys” (p. 2). This report is comprised of sections about: background and methods; examining two categories of instruments—risk assessment and treatment-focused... Read More
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12 p.
2010
Document 024634
Delinquency Cases in Juvenile Court, 2007
By Knoll, Crystal; Sickmund, Melissa. U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Washington, DC).
Statistics regarding juvenile court cases are organized according to counts and trends, gender, race, age, detention, intake decision, waiver to criminal court, and adjudication and disposition.... Read More
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4 p.
2010
Document 024633
Juvenile Delinquency Probation Caseload, 2007
By Livsey, Sarah. U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Washington, DC).
Those people involved with juveniles under probation will find this fact sheet interesting. Observations made include: one-third of all delinquency cases disposed in 2007 received probation as the most serious disposition; probation can be court ordered or voluntary; most cases placed on probation involved white youth and males; and property offense cases made up the greatest proportion of the population caseload.... Read More
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2 p.
2010
Document 024776
National Needs Assessment of Juvenile Justice Professionals: 2010
U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Washington, DC).
This assessment by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) “was designed to collect targeted information that identifies emerging issues and trends, challenges faced by professionals, and gaps in available training and technical assistance” (p. iii). Seven sections follow an executive summary: backgrounds of respondents; previous training and technical assistance experience; training and technical assistance needs; critical barriers/challenges; respondents’ use of OJJDP... Read More
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79 pages
2010
Document 024820
Substance Use and Delinquent Behavior Among Serious Adolescent Offenders
By Mulvey, Edward P.; Schubert, Carol A.; Chassin, Laurie. U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Washington, DC).
Key findings regarding the relationship between substance use and serious adolescent offending are presented. Sections of this bulletin include: highlights; introduction; what we know—substance use problems are linked to serious delinquency; evidence from the Pathways to Desistance study—levels of substance use and abuse are high in serious offenders, substance use and offending appear to have a consistent relationship, and offenders with identified substance use problems are receiving treatment... Read More
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16 pages
2006
Document 021453
Juvenile Female Offenders: How Do You Meet Their Needs In Your Juvenile Justice Setting? [Participant's Manual]
National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO); U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Washington, DC).
Meeting the needs of juvenile female offenders is discussed during this 1.5-hour training session. Topics covered include: introduction to the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) and Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) collaboration; current perspective -- research into juvenile female offender practice; current research -- a look at the work of OJJDPs Girls Study Group; NICs approach to address the issue; curriculum excerpt from NIC/OJJDPs Meeting the Needs of Juv... Read More
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2006
Document 021636
Training Programs for Juvenile Corrections Professionals: Overview of FY2007 Training Programs [for] June 1, 2006 - May 31, 2007
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Washington, DC).
Training programs, satellite/Internet broadcasts, and e-learning are described. Information regarding training programs, information services, technical assistance, the NIC On-Line, and application procedures is also provided, along with application forms.... Read More
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30 p.
2006
Document 021204
Executive Training for Newly Appointed Juvenile Facility Directors [Lesson Plan and Participant's Manual]
National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO); U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Washington, DC).
This 36-hour training program targets skills needed to effectively lead a juvenile corrections or detention facility. Modules contained in this manual are: creating our context for learning; the roles and functions of a juvenile facility director; exploring your leadership style; the impact of today's changing juvenile justice workforce; shaping your facility's vision, mission, values, and culture; addressing your facility's external environment; managing change; developing well being in yourse... Read More

1 computer disk; CD-ROM
2005
Document 021023
Meeting the Needs of Female Juvenile Offenders [Lesson Plan and Participant's Manual]
National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO); U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Washington, DC).
This 38-hour course is designed to help juvenile justice agencies evaluate and respond to the needs of juvenile female offenders in their specific service delivery areas. It outlines a framework for translating expressed needs and profiles into appropriate programs and services. Eight sections comprise this manual:
  • Introduction;
  • Defining the context of juvenile female offender issues within the juvenile justice system;
  • Defining the context of juvenile female issues within your juven... Read More
ZIP
2005
Document 020591
Critical Elements of Re-Entry/Continuing Care Systems [Participant's Manual]
National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO); U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Washington, DC).
"Using a three-phase process [during this 36-hour course] to plan, create, and evaluate reentry/continuing care systems, participant teams plan ways to help juvenile offenders from their jurisdictions successfully transition from institutional settings back into the community." Sections of this manual include: jurisdictional team action planning -- building your new reentry/continuing care reality; visualizing juvenile success in your reentry/continuing care jurisdiction; what are you currently... Read More
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126 p.
2004
Document 019434
Building Leadership Development Systems in Juvenile Justice Agencies [Participant's Manual]
National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO); U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Washington, DC).
The development and implementation of an in-house leadership and management development system (within existing agency parameters) are discussed during this 30-hour course. Sections of this manual include: training program introduction; setting a context and identifying trends; trainer and training function self-assessment; strategies for getting management buy-in; establishing a design team and advisory board; identifying candidates for your program; competency development and assessment of ma... Read More
PDF
124 p.
2003
Document 019007
Nuts and Bolts of the Curriculum Development Process
National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO); U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Washington, DC).
An overview of the curriculum development process is presented. The following sections comprise this document: needs assessment; the planning session and content development; content development; pilot delivery and revision; the completed curriculum package; and budget estimates for each step of the process. This overview can be used with the document "Designing Learner Centered Instruction" (NIC Accession no. 018534).... Read More
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10 p.
2003
Document 019183
Effective Retraining: Fun, Focused, Fresh! [Participant's Manual]
National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO); U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Washington, DC).
The need for and process of retraining in an organization are discussed during this 3-hour workshop. Topics covered include: what does retraining look like in your organization?; benefits of refresher/in-service training; philosophy of adult education and its application to retraining; addressing four basic questions adults bring to training; and development of individual commitment statements. ... Read More
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29 p.
2003
Document 019271
Training Design and Development
  • [Lesson Plans and Participant's Manual]
  • National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO); U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Washington, DC).
    This program explains the systematic design of training based upon the Instructional Theory Into Practice (ITIP) model. The program was developed under a cooperative agreement with the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention for the juvenile system audience. The following modules are contained in this manual:
    • Training program overview;
    • Learner centered instruction;
    • Assessment;
    • Performance objectives;
    • ITIP model for instructional design;
    • Instructional strategie... Read More
    ZIP
    600 pages
    2001
    Document 016624
    Critical Elements of Successful Aftercare Services
    National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO); U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Washington, DC).
    Including preliminary information from the Intensive Aftercare Program Model (IAP) Project, this 30-hour course examines the planning and implementation of an aftercare and transition component in juvenile justice systems. Information is provided about: visualizing successful aftercare; the state of the States -- inventing successful aftercare; the challenge of successful aftercare; the theoretical framework of intensive aftercare; the six stages of successful aftercare; the six stages in pract... Read More
    PDF
    ca. 175 p.
    2000
    Document 016538
    Training Services for Juvenile Corrections and Detention Practitioners
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Washington, DC).
    Training programs, videoconferences, distance learning, the Regionalization program, and technical assistance available from the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) Academy through an interagency agreement with the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) are described. In addition, general information, application procedures, and forms are provided. ... Read More
    PDF
    21 p.
    1994
    Document 011894
    Competency Profile of Juvenile Probation Director
    National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO); U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Washington, DC).
    The juvenile probation director is responsible for juvenile probation operations within a local jurisdiction that provide a continuum of interventions for juvenile offenders and at-risk youth and their families, and that provide for public safety. Using a DACUM format, the duties and tasks of the juvenile probation director are listed.... Read More
    PDF
    3 p.
    1994
    Document 012263
    Competency Profile of Juvenile Facility Administrator
    National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO); U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Washington, DC).
    Juvenile facility administrators are responsible for all facets of the care custody, and treatment services to committed youth. This document, in the format of a DACUM profile, outlines the duties and related tasks of juvenile facility administrators. It also summarizes the traits and attributes; resources and equipment; and knowledge and skills needed to enter this profession.... Read More
    PDF
    6 p.
    1994
    Document 012264
    Competency Profile of Juvenile Detention Director/Superintendent
    National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO); U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Washington, DC).
    Juvenile detention directors/superintendents are responsible for managing all operations of a juvenile detention facility and its related programs. This document, in the format of a DACUM profile, outlines the duties and related tasks of juvenile detention directors/superintendents. It also summarizes the traits and attributes; equipment and resources; and knowledge and skills needed for this profession.... Read More
    PDF
    6 p.
    1994
    Document 012265
    Competency Profile of State Director of Juvenile Correctional Services
    National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO); U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Washington, DC).
    The state director of juvenile correctional services is responsible for directing the implementation of the agency's mission and all aspects of state juvenile correctional services. This document, in the format of a DACUM profile, outlines the duties and related tasks of the state director of juvenile correctional services. It also summarizes the traits and attributes; education/experience; equipment; and knowledge and skills needed to enter this profession.... Read More
    PDF
    4 p.
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