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Title: Graduated Sanctions for Juvenile Offenders: A Program Model and Planning Guide
Corporate Author: National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
United States of America
Date Published: 2003
Page Count: 181
Sponsoring Agency: National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
Reno, NV 89507
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 2001-JI-BX-K001
Sale Source: National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
P.O. Box 8970
Reno, NV 89507
United States of America

NCJRS Photocopy Services
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Document: PDF
Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This Program Model and Planning Guide is intended to help prepare teams of judges, community members, and juvenile justice professionals at demonstration sites of the Graduated Sanctions Project to achieve the goals of graduated sanctions for juveniles in their jurisdictions.
Abstract: The program model for graduated sanctions emphasizes the need to hold juvenile offenders accountable for any and all offenses they commit in accordance with the severity of the offense. Progressively more severe sanctions will be given for repeat offenders. The model also couples sanctions with a range of service interventions that address underlying problems, so as to prevent reoffending. It emphasizes that the vast majority of juveniles can be safely managed in community-based settings under an appropriate range of immediate and intermediate sanctions. An effective system of graduated sanctions consists of a multitiered continuum of interventions that allows the matching of sanctions and treatment responses to each juvenile's offense severity, level of risk, and service needs. This manual provides guidance in the use of structured assessments that will ensure the best match between a youth's characteristics and available interventions; the assessment of gaps in the current system and planning to fill those gaps; the implementation and maintenance of a graduated sanctions system; the monitoring and evaluation of system performance; and where to turn for additional training, technical assistance, and funding resources. Overall, the manual details the steps and procedures that must be taken in planning and implementing a graduated sanctions system that fits local circumstances. 13 figures and 7 tables
Main Term(s): Juvenile Corrections/Detention
Index Term(s): Community-based corrections (juvenile); Juvenile Corrections/Detention Decisionmaking; Juvenile processing; Juvenile sentencing; OJJDP grant-related documents; Treatment offender matching
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