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Aftercare Services
September 2003. This bulletin examines aftercare services that provide youth with comprehensive health, mental health, education, family, and vocational services upon release from the juvenile justice system. 31 pages. NCJ 201800.
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Assessing Alcohol, Drug, and Mental Disorders in Juvenile Detainees
January 2001. This fact sheet addresses the issue posed that a significant percentage of youth involved in the juvenile justice system have unmet needs for mental health and substance abuse services. Without effective treatment, many youth will continue to engage in behaviors that endanger themselves and their communities, and go on to become part of the adult criminal justice system. 2 pages. NCJ 186367.
Assessing the Mental Health Status of Youth in Juvenile Justice Settings
August 2004. This bulletin presents findings from a study that used a computerized, self-administered "Voice" version of the Diagnostic Interview Schedule for Children (DISC) to screen for psychiatric disorders in youth admitted to juvenile assessment centers in Illinois and New Jersey. 8 pages. NCJ 202713.
Awakening to the Strength of Latino Youth
2001. This report on the Sixth Annual Ethnic and Cultural Diversity Training Conference documents the socioeconomic status of Latino families and youth in the United States and assesses how laws, court systems, and correctional facilities have responded to Latino youth. 25 pages. NCJ 199875.
Balancing Information Sharing and Confidentiality: Providing Services for Children in the Juvenile Justice System
2001. This is a report on the findings and recommendations of a Virginia project that explored issues and problems regarding information-sharing and confidentiality pertinent to juvenile offenders. 58 pages. NCJ 199020.
Capacity Building for Juvenile Substance Abuse Treatment
December 1997. This bulletin discusses drug testing in the juvenile justice system, youth case management, capacity building in the juvenile justice system, and a project to provide technical assistance in identifying substance-abusing youth and providing appropriate intervention. 12 pages. NCJ 167251.
The Community Assessment Center Concept
March 2000. This bulletin describes the Community Assessment Center (CAC) strategy to divert juveniles from careers in crime. 12 pages. NCJ 178942.
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Community Assessment Centers: A Discussion of the Concept's Efficacy
November 1995. This paper discusses the potential benefits of community assessment centers (CACs), examines how OJJDP currently addresses issues of importance in intervening with at-risk and delinquent youth, and discusses how OJJDP may address the CAC concept in fiscal year 1996. 19 pages. NCJ 161858.
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Delinquency Cases in Juvenile Court, 2005
June 2009. This fact sheet presents an overview of the data gathered on delinquency cases in juvenile court for 2005. 4 pages. NCJ 224538.
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Delinquency Cases in Juvenile Court, 2007
June 2010. This fact sheet presents data on delinquency cases in juvenile court for the year 2007. 4 pages. NCJ 230168.
Detection and Prevalence of Substance Use Among Juvenile Detainees
June 2004. This bulletin discusses a study aimed at determining the prevalence of substance abuse among juvenile detainees. 16 pages. NCJ 203934.
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Detention Diversion Advocacy: An Evaluation
September 1999. This bulletin provides an overview and evaluation of San Francisco's Detention Diversion Advocacy Program (DDAP), which involves lay persons acting on behalf of youthful offenders at disposition hearings for the purpose of diverting appropriate juveniles from detention to appropriate community services. 16 pages. NCJ 171155.
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Developing a Policy for Controlled Substance Testing of Juveniles
June 2000. This bulletin provides an overview of substance testing of juveniles, describes the major indicators of the need for such testing, and summarizes the research on recent trends in substance abuse. 12 pages. NCJ 178896.
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Drug Identification and Testing in the Juvenile Justice System: Summary
May 1998. This document presents findings from two OJJDP-funded projects to demonstrate innovative ways to identify and intervene with juvenile drug abusers. 90 pages. NCJ 167889.
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Fact-Finding Report on Community Assessment Centers (CACs): Final Report
June 1996. Site visits to community assessment centers (CACs) for juveniles formed the basis of an analysis of these programs' development, operational features, differences in approach, management information systems, correspondence to the concept presented in a 1995 OJJDP concept paper, and other aspects. 63 pages. NCJ 180609.
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Female Offenders in the Juvenile Justice System: Statistics Summary
June 1996. This analysis of patterns in the arrests, judicial management, and correctional placement of female juvenile offenders notes that females are entering the juvenile justice system more often and at younger ages than in past years. 40 pages. NCJ 160941.
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Functional Impairment in Delinquent Youth
December 2013. This bulletin presents the results of a study examining functional impairment in delinquent youth. 12 pages. NCJ 239996.
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Guide to the State Juvenile Justice Profiles
April 2006. This bulletin presents the history, content, and design of the State Juvenile Justice Profiles Web site, which features descriptive information and analysis on each State's juvenile justice system. 8 pages. NCJ 215403.
Guidelines for Juvenile Information Sharing
October 2006. This report discusses the importance and purposes of and guidelines for information sharing among key agencies responsible for community safety and the health and well-being of at-risk youth offenders. 37 pages. NCJ 215786.
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How Does the Juvenile Justice System Measure Up? Applying Performance Measures in Five Jurisdictions
May 2006. This report describes a performance measures system which reports to the public on how well a juvenile justice system is performing and operating and whether it is achieving its goals. 24 pages. NCJ 215163.
How the Justice System Responds to Juvenile Victims: A Comprehensive Model
December 2005. This bulletin describes the major components of the juvenile victim justice system. 12 pages. NCJ 210951.
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Intensive Aftercare for High-Risk Juveniles: An Assessment
September 1994. This program summary report covers community-based aftercare for juvenile offenders, the parole phase of juvenile corrections after juvenile offenders have been released from secure confinement and may be at high risk for reoffending. 32 pages. NCJ 144018.
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Intensive Aftercare for High-Risk Juveniles: Policies and Procedures
September 1994. This program summary report is meant to guide corrections agencies as they develop juvenile aftercare programs to meet the needs of chronic and serious juvenile offenders. 41 pages. NCJ 147712.
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Juvenile Accountability in Pennsylvania: The Juvenile Accountability Incentive Block Grant Program
1999. This is an account of the way first-year funds of Pennsylvania's Juvenile Accountability Incentive Block Grant Program (JAIBG) are being distributed among local governments; it describes the range of accountability-promoting programs the funds are helping support. 7 pages. NCJ 180842.
Juvenile Court Statistics 1993: Statistics Report
June 1996. This report presents data that describe delinquency and status offense cases handled by U.S. courts with juvenile jurisdiction between 1989 and 1993. 75 pages. NCJ 159535.
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Juvenile Court Statistics 1994
December 1996. This report describes the juvenile delinquency and status offense cases handled by juvenile courts between 1985 and 1994 and profiles the estimated 1,555,200 delinquency cases and 126,900 status offender cases of 1994. 110 pages. NCJ 163709.
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Juvenile Court Statistics 1995
May 1998. This report profiles more than 1.7 million juvenile delinquency cases and 146,000 juvenile status offense cases handled by juvenile courts in 1995. 112 pages. NCJ 170607.
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Juvenile Court Statistics 1996
July 1999. This report provides data and information on the delinquency and status offense cases handled by U.S. juvenile courts between 1987 and 1996. 113 pages. NCJ 168963.
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Juvenile Court Statistics 1997
June 2000. This report describes the delinquency and status offense cases handled between 1988 and 1997 by U.S. courts with juvenile jurisdiction. 118 pages. NCJ 180864.
Juvenile Court Statistics 1998
June 2003. This report profiles more than 1.7 million delinquency cases handled by the juvenile courts during 1998 and examines trends in case processing since 1989. 115 pages. NCJ 193696.
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Juvenile Court Statistics 1999: Celebrating 100 Years of the Juvenile Court, 1899-1999
November 2003. This report profiles the nearly 1.7 million delinquency cases processed by courts nationwide with juvenile jurisdiction in 1999 and reviews judicial trends since 1990. 114 pages. NCJ 201241.
Juvenile Justice Journal, Volume IV, Number 1, May 1998 (Juvenile Justice at the Crossroads)
May 1998. This special issue of “Juvenile Justice” contains seven articles that feature overviews of the main topics discussed in the workshops and plenary sessions of a national conference held in December 1996 to address the theme “Juvenile Justice at the Crossroads.” 121 pages. NCJ 165926.
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Juvenile Justice Journal, Volume VI, Number 1 (Focus on Girls Issue)
October 1999. The three featured articles of this journal focus on a 21st century strategy for investing in girls, the work of Maryland's Female Intervention Team, and the operations of the National Girls' Caucus, an effort to ensure equitable treatment for girls in the juvenile justice system. 40 pages. NCJ 178254.
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Juvenile Justice Journal, Volume VII, Number 1 (Mental Health Issue)
April 2000. This issue of “Juvenile Justice” addresses important mental health issues affecting many youth in the juvenile justice system. It looks at model juvenile mental health programs directed at the prevention of juvenile delinquency. 44 pages. NCJ 178256.
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Juvenile Justice System and Risk Factor Data: 2005 Annual Report
June 2008. This Annual Report of the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority for 2005 presents comprehensive data on juvenile justice in the State, as well as a brief explanation of risk factors and their importance to the juvenile justice system, which are intended to assist juvenile justice system policymakers and practitioners in developing informed planning and policy initiatives. 139 pages. NCJ 225209.
Juvenile Residential Facility Census, 2006: Selected Findings
December 2009. This report presents findings from the 2006 Juvenile Residential Facility Census (JRFC) on the juvenile offender population held in custody. 20 pages. NCJ 228128.
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Juvenile Residential Facility Census, 2002: Selected Findings
June 2006. This report presents selected findings from the 2002 Juvenile Residential Facility Census (JRFC), a biannual survey on how juvenile facilities operate and the services they provide, with attention to facility security, crowding, injuries and deaths in custody, facility ownership and operation, and services offered. 15 pages. NCJ 211080.
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Mental Health Issues and Juvenile Justice Videoconference
April 2001. This broadcast provides an overview of the status of mental health needs and services in the juvenile justice system and then provides video profiles of programs in Wisconsin, New York, and Rhode Island. NCJ 188036.
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OJJDP News @ a Glance July/August, 2013
August 2013. This July/August issue of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) publication provides top stories, special features, and other new relating to the juvenile justice system. 1 pages. NCJ 242652.
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On-Line Storehouse of Information on Children and Youth: The Pennsylvania Electronic Juvenile Justice Databook
2001. This paper describes the Pennsylvania Electronic Juvenile Justice Databook, which stores and disseminates county-by-county, year-by-year, youth-related data presented in user-friendly report templates and organized into nine broad information categories. 8 pages. NCJ 189753.
Person Offense Cases in Juvenile Court, 2007
June 2010. This fact sheet presents characteristics of offenders and case processing of person offense cases in juvenile court for 2007. 2 pages. NCJ 230169.
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Psychiatric Disorders of Youth in Detention
April 2006. This study, the Northwestern Juvenile Project, surveyed instances of alcohol, drug, and mental disorders among a random sample of juvenile detainees between the ages of 10 to 18 years. 16 pages. NCJ 210331.
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Reducing Disproportionate Minority Contact: Preparation at the Local Level
September 2009. Describes strategies that States and communities can use to reduce disproportionate minority contact with the juvenile justice system. 12 pages. NCJ 218861.
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Special Education and the Juvenile Justice System
July 2000. This Bulletin summarizes the provisions of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and analyses their relevance to the juvenile justice process, from intake and initial interview to institutional placement and secure confinement. 16 pages. NCJ 179359.
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Standards Relating to Corrections Administration
1980. These juvenile justice standards for corrections administration focus on jurisdiction of the department responsible for the administration of juvenile corrections, organization and personnel, required program features, modification of dispositions, nonresidential and residential programs, the disciplinary system, and accountability. 223 pages. NCJ 83566.
Standards Relating to Juvenile Delinquency and Sanctions
1980. These juvenile justice standards defining juvenile delinquency and juvenile sanctions cover jurisdiction, general principles of liability, sanctions, and limits on the type and duration of delinquency sanctions. 60 pages. NCJ 83575.
Standards Relating to Juvenile Records and Information Systems
1980. These juvenile justice standards deal with general policies on information and specific standards for juveniles' social and psychological histories, records of juvenile courts, and police records. 175 pages. NCJ 83571.
Standards Relating to the Juvenile Probation Function - Intake and Predisposition Investigative Services
1980. These juvenile justice standards focus on juvenile court intake, predisposition investigations and reports, organization and administration of juvenile intake and predisposition investigative services, and intake and investigative personnel. 163 pages. NCJ 83585.
Suitability of Assessment Instruments for Delinquent Girls
April 2010. This report summarizes the findings of a study that systematically examined the extent to which existing adolescent assessment instruments used in the juvenile justice system are equally effective for girls and boys. 12 pages. NCJ 226531.
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Survey of Youth in Residential Placement: Youth's Needs and Services
2010. The Survey of Youth in Residential Placement (SYRP) is the third component in the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's (OJJDP) constellation of surveys providing updated statistics on youth in custody in the juvenile justice system. 62 pages. NCJ 227660.
Tribal Youth in the Federal Justice System, Final Report (Revised)
May 2011. This publication examines the Tribal Youth in the Federal Justice System project which explored issues surrounding the population of American Indian juveniles who are processed in the Federal justice system. 205 pages. NCJ 234549.
Welfare-to-Work Grants and Juvenile Justice Agencies
December 1997. This fact sheet highlights juvenile justice and workforce development agencies need to join in addressing the employment, education, and training needs of young people involved in the juvenile justice system. 2 pages. NCJ 247998