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NCJ Number: 235752 Find in a Library
Title: Models for Change Innovations in Practice
Author(s): Patrick Griffin
Corporate Author: National Ctr for Juvenile Justice
United States of America
Date Published: November 2010
Page Count: 12
Sponsoring Agency: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Chicago, IL 60603
National Ctr for Juvenile Justice
Pittsburgh, PA 15203-2363
Sale Source: National Ctr for Juvenile Justice
3700 South Water Street, Suite 200
Pittsburgh, PA 15203-2363
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Program Description (Model)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report from Models for Change summarizes four locally developed innovations for use in implementing juvenile justice system reform efforts.
Abstract: Models for Change provides funding, technical assistance, and other forms of support to assist local communities in developing and implementing innovative efforts for use by juvenile justice practitioners seeking to reform the juvenile justice system. This report summarizes the reform efforts of four key partner States who are working with Models for Change: Pennsylvania, Illinois, Louisiana, and Washington. The first program highlighted, Pennsylvania Academic and Career/Technical Training (PACTT) Alliance, was established in Pennsylvania and addresses the problem of reintegration of youth returning home after periods of residential placement in delinquency institutions. The second program examined operates at the high school level and was implemented in Peoria, IL. The program shifts the responsibility for responding to juvenile offending away from the police, courts, and correctional systems to school-based restorative conflict resolution techniques. The third program, established in Jefferson Parish, LA, teaches school administrators how and when to call the police for disruptive students, thereby reducing the number of minority youth involved in the State’s juvenile justice system. The fourth program, established in King County, WA, works to improve cross-system case assessments, case planning, and case management for youth involved in both the juvenile justice and child welfare systems. Figures
Main Term(s): Juvenile justice reform
Index Term(s): Illinois; Juvenile awareness programs; Juvenile case management; Juvenile correctional reform; Juvenile court reform; Juvenile justice policies; Juvenile justice system; Juvenile offenders; Juvenile/community relations; Louisiana; Minority juvenile offenders; Parent-Child Relations; Pennsylvania; Washington
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