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NCJ Number: 202204 Find in a Library
Title: Protocol Between Disability Services and Juvenile Justice
Corporate Author: Victorian Government Dept of Human Services
Disability Services Division
Date Published: 2005
Page Count: 59
Sponsoring Agency: Victorian Government Dept of Human Services
Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Sale Source: Victorian Government Dept of Human Services
Disability Services Division
Level 2, 555 Collins Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000,
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: This paper outlines the protocol for clients in Australia requiring both disability services and juvenile justice services, promoting effective service delivery.
Abstract: Disability services and juvenile justice occasionally have clients who require the services of both programs. Establishing a protocol fosters a coordinated and effective service delivery to both children and young people. The protocol is a working agreement to be adopted by direct service workers, supervisors, and managers in juvenile justice units and centers, and disability service client services teams. This paper outlines this Australian protocol by describing the key points of contact between juvenile justice and disability services. The paper is comprised of nine major sections: (1) aim of protocol; (2) definition of juvenile justice and disability services clients; (3) principles of juvenile justice service delivery for young people with an intellectual disability; (4) referral procedures from both juvenile justice and disability services; (5) young people in the juvenile justice system who may benefit from the services provided by disability services; (6) specific points in the juvenile justice system where young people may require services from disability services; (7) dispute resolution; (8) implementation of protocol; and (9) training. Appendices follow which include: (1) The Children and Young Person Act 1989-Provisions Related to Young Offenders; (2) juvenile justice-core functions; (3) juvenile justice rural and metropolitan regional units and centers; (4) disability services-core functions; (5) disability services client service teams; (6) indicators of intellectual disability; (7) juvenile justice checklist; and (8) disability services checklist.
Main Term(s): Services integration
Index Term(s): Cooperation among juvenile agencies; Interagency cooperation; Juvenile health services; Juvenile justice agencies; Juvenile justice planning; Juvenile justice policies; Juvenile justice reform; Juvenile justice system; Juvenile mental health services; Services effectiveness
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