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NCJ Number: 39845 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: COWLITZ COUNTY (WA) - PERSONNEL AND FACILITIES STUDY OF THE JUVENILE DEPARTMENT SUPERIOR COURT - CRIMINAL COURTS TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROJECT
Author(s): L I SIEGEL; R C SMITH
Corporate Author: American University
Institute for Studies in Justice and Social Behavior
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 83
Sponsoring Agency: American University
Washington, DC 20016
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Contract Number: J-LEAA-043-72
Publication Number: T/A ASSIGNMENT NO 197
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE JUVENILE DEPARTMENT, UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF TWO JUDGES OF THE JUVENILE COURT DIVISION, IS RESPONSIBLE FOR CASE INTAKE, DETENTION, PREPARATION OF PRE-DISPOSITION REPORTS, AND SUPERVISION OF JUVENILES ON PROBATION.
Abstract: THIS MANAGEMENT REPORT, DATED NOVEMBER 1975, ANALYZES THE OPERATION OF THE DEPARTMENT; COMPARES ITS PHILOSOPHY, GOALS, AND OBJECTIVES TO TRENDS IN LEGISLATION AND PRACTICE; EXAMINES THE FUNCTIONAL INTERDEPENDENCIES OF THE STAFF AND THEIR RELATIONSHIP TO SPACE UTILIZATION; AND PREDICTS FUTURE SPACE AND PERSONNEL NEEDS BASED ON SOCIAL, POPULATION, AND ECONOMIC TREND PROJECTIONS. DATA WAS BASED ON ONSITE VISITS TO DEPARTMENT FACILITIES AND INTERVIEWS WITH COURT AND COUNTY PERSONNEL CONCERNED WITH JUVENILE SERVICES. AN ANALYSIS OF THE POSSIBLE EXPANSION OF THE YOUTH SERVICE CENTER FACILITIES (WHICH INCLUDE THE JUVENILE DIVISION COURTROOM, THE COWLITZ COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT, THE DETENTION FACILITY, AND THE JUVENILE DEPARTMENT STAFF FACILITIES) CONCLUDES THAT EXPANSION OR RELOCATION OF THE FACILITY IS NOT REQUIRED. HOWEVER, ENRICHMENT OF THE DETENTION PROGRAM, THROUGH SUCH MEASURES AS AN ADDITION OF A DEPUTY DIRECTOR FOR DETENTION SERVICES AND AGGRESSIVE EFFORTS TO DEVELOP 'MOM AND POP' FOSTER HOMES FOR STATUS OFFENDERS AND DEPENDENT CHILDREN, IS URGED. A REORGANIZATION OF OFFICE SUPERVISION AND ADDITIONAL PROBATION OFFICERS AND SECRETARIAL HELP IS RECOMMENDED FOR THE NON-DETENTION ASPECTS OF THE JUVENILE DIVISION. A DISCUSSION OF THE SPACE NEEDS OF THE JUVENILE DIVISION POINTS OUT THAT CONSTRUCTION OF A FREEWAY OFF-RAMP ACROSS A PORTION OF THE YOUTH SERVICES CENTER GROUNDS WILL NOT NECESSITATE RELOCATION OF THE FACILITY. SUGGESTIONS FOR ALTERNATIVE UTILIZATIONS OF EXISTING SPACE ARE KEYED TO NUMBERS IN ATTACHED DRAWINGS AND FLOOR PLANS. INTAKE SCREENING GUIDELINES ARE APPENDED....ELW
Index Term(s): Court personnel; Courtrooms; Juvenile court intake; Juvenile courts; Juvenile detention; Juvenile processing; Needs assessment; Operations research; Space management; Technical assistance reports; Washington
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