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NCJ Number: 211467 Find in a Library
Title: Encouraging Findings from the OJJDP Evaluation
Journal: In Session  Volume:2  Issue:3  Dated:Summer 2002  Pages:1-8
Author(s): Jeffrey A. Butts Ph.D.
Date Published: 2002
Page Count: 8
Sponsoring Agency: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This newsletter presents evaluation study findings, initiatives, resource and publication information, and training and conference information on youth courts from the National Youth Court Center (NYCC).
Abstract: This issue of the In Session newsletter of the National Youth Court Center (NYCC) begins by presenting evaluation findings from a study of teen courts or youth courts in four jurisdictions conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). The findings suggest that teen courts may be a positive alternative to the normal juvenile justice process, especially in jurisdictions that do not have a wide variety of intervention options for young, first-time juvenile offenders. Information is provided on video and online training for youth court volunteers, as well as the Youth Court Training Package developed by the American Bar Association to assist youth court programs in training volunteers. A summary is presented on the successful outcome of the National Youth Court Conference, “America’s Youth Justice System,” held in 2002 in Virginia. The newsletter concludes with updates on youth court award recipients and youth court initiatives and program development.
Main Term(s): Teen Courts
Index Term(s): Alternative court procedures; Juvenile court reform; Juvenile court volunteers; Juvenile courts; Newsletters; OJJDP grant-related documents; Publications lists; Reference materials
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