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NCJ Number: 119228 Find in a Library
Title: Information As Prevention
Journal: School Safety  Dated:(Spring 1989)  Pages:18-19
Author(s): S Goldsmith
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 2
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Type: Program/Project Description
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Agencies that serve youth in Indianapolis started a program in 1988 to share information so that professionals can more effectively respond to children and prevent the escalation of inappropriate behavior.
Abstract: A contract to establish the Juvenile Information Exchange Project was approved by the Indianapolis Public School Board and signed by the superintendent, police chief, sheriff, prosecutor, juvenile court judge, and director of the welfare department. A planning and information agency affiliated with the United Way coordinates the project. School age youth, youths involved with the juvenile justice system, and youths involved as wards of the welfare system form the target population. Information is shared regarding filing of truancy or educational neglect cases, crime victimization, the status of cases in the juvenile justice system, child abuse, crime near or on school property, and youth service providers. The system includes nearly 50,000 youths. Although Indiana law has presented some obstacles to data sharing, agency heads have been willing to interpret laws and procedures broadly.
Main Term(s): Confidential records access
Index Term(s): Child welfare; Indiana; Interagency cooperation; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Rights of minors
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