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NCJ Number: 229416 Find in a Library
Title: Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Juvenile Division Annual Report 2008
Corporate Author: Cuyahoga Cty Juvenile Court
United States of America
Editor(s): Mary J. Davidson
Date Published: 2008
Page Count: 44
Sponsoring Agency: Cuyahoga Cty Juvenile Court
Cleveland, OH 44115
Sale Source: Cuyahoga Cty Juvenile Court
2163 East 22nd Street
Cleveland, OH 44115
United States of America
Document: PDF|PDF
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This annual report discusses the number and kinds of cases before the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court, their dispositions, and other data pertaining to the work of the Court.
Abstract: The report discusses the achievements of the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court attained through partnership and collaboration, by joining forces with National, State, and local entities, the court effectively addressed juvenile gang activity, mental health needs, and successful reentry into communities in 2008. Together with the United States Department of Justice and the United States District Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, the court initiated several interventions and programs to address gang activity. In cooperation with the Probation Services Department, the court also established Operation Night Light, which organizes and trains police officers from Cleveland and court probation officers to work as a team, visiting youth on probation that are at high risk of becoming involved in serious delinquent gang activity. Operation Focus, another joint effort involving probation youth, local police, community partners, and families offers summer employment, part-time jobs, and social services to give both youth and their families the assistance that they need. The court has implemented a mental health court modeled after their Juvenile Drug Court, and after joining forces with the Ohio Department of Youth Services implemented a highly successful Girls Step Down Project and the Re-Entry Court. Other successes discussed in detail include the Disproportionate Minority Contacts Study, and the Detention Center Study. Tables
Main Term(s): Court annual reports; Juvenile courts
Index Term(s): Juvenile correctional programs; Juvenile court procedures; Juvenile court reform; Juvenile court statistics; Juvenile program coordination; Juvenile program needs assessment
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