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The Community Assessment Center Concept
(NCJ 178942) March 2000
Bulletin, 12 page(s)
Oldenettel, D., Wordes, M.
Informs juvenile justice practitioners and other youth service providers about OJJDP's work in developing and demonstrating a community assessment center (CAC) model. This OJJDP Bulletin increases awareness about some of the challenges associated with implementing the model and describes the experiences of four communities (Denver and Jefferson County, CO and Lee County and Orlando, FL) selected to be part of OJJDP's CAC demonstration effort. OJJDP's CAC model has four key elements that, when implemented properly, have the potential to positively impact the lives of youth and divert them from the path of serious, violent, and chronic delinquency: single point of entry, immediate and comprehensive assessments, management information system, and integrated case management.
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