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NCJ Number: 251374 Find in a Library
Title: 5 Ways State Juvenile Correctional Administrators Can Use Data
Author(s): Sharon Harrigfeld; Peter Forbes
Corporate Author: National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
United States of America
Date Published: October 2017
Page Count: 2
Sponsoring Agency: National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
Reno, NV 89507
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 2015-JF-FX-K003
Sale Source: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
810 Seventh Street NW
Washington, DC 20531
United States of America
Document: HTML
Type: Factsheet; Instructional Material; Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Technical Assistance)
Format: Factsheet
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper outlines five ways in which various types of accurate and timely data can be used by juvenile correctional administrators to ensure that correctional facility policies and practices comply with evidence-based practices and contribute to rehabilitative objectives with the resources available.
Abstract: First, data on resident and staff assaults and injuries can be collected and analyzed to monitor facility safety measures and also the use of resident isolation and restraints, which affect the quality of life for those who live and work in juvenile facilities. Second, data on juvenile participation in and completion of services and treatment, along with measures of behavioral change, assist juvenile administrators in determining whether services are being delivered to and are benefiting residents. Third, data from surveys administered to youth and their families can determine whether they view correctional experiences as constructive and fair. Fourth, data that measure the implementation and effects of new policies and practices are essential in determining whether reforms are functioning and achieving the improvements intended. Fifth, data must not only measure the implementation and effects of policies and practices, but also the cost of every aspect of maintaining facility operations and programming. Such data are needed to ensure that the desired goals of a facility can be achieved and sustained with the available resources.
Main Term(s): Juvenile Corrections/Detention
Index Term(s): Cost effectiveness analysis; Data analysis; Evidence-Based Practices; Juvenile facility management; OJJDP grant-related documents; OJJDP Resources; Performance Measures
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