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Title: Graduated Sanctions for Juvenile Offenders: A Training Curriculum Guide
Author(s): Catherine Lowe
Corporate Author: National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
United States of America
Date Published: 2003
Page Count: 141
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: 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
Document: PDF
Type: Curriculum
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The primary goal of this curriculum guide is to provide training to personnel at demonstration sites selected to receive intensive training and technical assistance for closing gaps in their immediate and intermediate correctional programming for juvenile offenders and their families.
Abstract: The guide provides detailed instructions and resources for conducting six training modules. The first module,"Background and Need for Graduated Sanctions," provides background and context for the Juvenile Sanctions Center project on juvenile graduated sanctions, identifies the significance of immediate and intermediate sanctions, and discusses participant roles in project implementation. The purposes of the second module, "Leadership and Team-Building," are to build a shared understanding of contemporary leadership dynamics, establish a climate for shared leadership, build understanding of and support for team purposes, gain commitment to the graduated sanctions project, form collaborative team relationships, and finalize team member roles in project implementation. The third module, whose theme is "Juvenile Justice System/Community Partnerships," reviews the benefits of juvenile justice system/community collaboration, explores the principles and technique of effective nontraditional collaboration, and identifies the link between system/community collaboration and project success. "Special Needs Offenders" are the focus of the fourth module, as it addresses the distinctive needs of female juvenile offenders, those with mental health problems, those with learning problems, and minority youth. In "Planning for Systems Change," the fifth module provides training to prepare teams to produce action plans, which includes presenting the elements of a model graduated sanctions continuum for juvenile offenders. The concluding module deals with "Implementation Issues and Action Planning," as it addresses the importance of measuring demonstrable project results and prepares participants for program evaluation.
Main Term(s): Juvenile Corrections/Detention staff training
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; Community-based corrections (juvenile); Juvenile Corrections/Detention; Juvenile procedures training; Juvenile sentencing; OJJDP grant-related documents
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