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Focus on Accountability: Best Practices for Juvenile Court and Probation
(NCJ 177611) August 1999
OJJDP Juvenile Accountability Block Grants Series, Bulletin, 12 page(s)
Kurlychek, M., Torbet, P., Bozynski, M.
Describes what it means to hold juvenile offenders accountable, details the role of the juvenile court and probation department, identifies the key elements of programs that promote accountability, and presents examples of exemplary community-based initiatives. Examples presented are those that incorporate the key elements described in the Bulletin and whose formal evaluations attest to their effectiveness. Examples include diversion programs, mediation and restitution programs, specialized probation supervision programs, and aftercare programs. The Bulletin is part of OJJDP's Juvenile Accountability Block Grants (JABG) Best Practices series.
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