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NCJ Number: NCJ 209017     Find in a Library
Title: Graduated Sanctions: An Effective Intervention Strategy for Addressing Delinquency Videoconference
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  Project Director: David J. Gamble
Corporate Author: Eastern Kentucky University
College of Justice and Safety
United States of America
Date Published: 2005
  Series: OJJDP Teleconference Videotapes
  Annotation: This DVD of a teleconference on graduated sanctions for delinquent juveniles includes a panel discussion and profiles of three demonstration programs of graduated sanctions for juveniles.
Abstract: The DVD opens with a juvenile commenting on the benefits of the diversion program in which he participated as a result of being involved in car theft for a joy ride with a friend. The host of the conference, the director of the Federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, then defines graduated sanctions, its benefits, and its promotion in Federal block grants awarded under the 2002 Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act. A panel then describes various aspects of systems of graduated sanctions. One panel member describes the work of the Juvenile Sanctions Center, which is the Federal agency that provides technical assistance to jurisdictions interested in establishing a framework for juvenile graduated sanctions. This center has been involved in the development of demonstration projects in 13 jurisdictions throughout the country. Three of these demonstration programs are profiled through video clips. A demonstration program in St. Joseph, MO, emphasizes the application of the restorative justice model through diversion from juvenile court for first-time minor offenders in order to hold them accountable for their behavior while tailoring rehabilitative services to their specific needs. The program in Dayton, OH, involves a Juvenile Court Intervention Center, which acts as the initial point of contact for case processing through assessment and early intervention to prevent the development of habitual delinquency. The third program described is a juvenile mental health court in Santa Clara, CA, which addresses the needs of delinquents with mental disorders. Representatives from each of the three programs answer questions from conference participants.
Main Term(s): Juvenile case disposition
Index Term(s): Juvenile processing ; Juvenile court diversion ; Juvenile diversion programs ; Juvenile mental health services ; Intermediate sanctions ; Restorative Justice
Sponsoring Agency: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
Sale Source: Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Conference Material
Country: United States of America
Language: English
Note: DVD, 90 minutes; for the video, see NCJ-209016.
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