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Addressing Truancy in Youth Court Programs (From Selected Topics on Youth Courts: A Monograph, P 1-24, 2004, Tracy Godwin Mullins, ed. -- See NCJ-208164)
OJJDP-Sponsored. Based on a focus-group discussion, research, and promising practices related to truancy reduction, this paper provides an overview of the scope of the problem of truancy, benefits in addressing truancy in youth courts, effective strategies for working with truants, and possible benchmarks for youth courts to use when measuring success in truancy-reduction efforts. 2004. 24 pages. NCJ 208165
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Assessing a Residential Treatment Program in the Context of Rhode Island's Juvenile Justice Reforms
OJJDP-Sponsored. This research examines a large database on information about the 2,053 boys who resided at Ocean Tides, Inc., an in-house residential school and rehabilitation program for adjudicated boys, for treatment and care from 1975 through 2015. 2017. 63 pages. NCJ 251033
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Assessing Fidelity to a Logic Model: The National Cross-Site Evaluation of Juvenile Drug Courts (JDC) and Reclaiming Futures (RF) Experience
OJJDP-Sponsored. This presentation provided an overview of logic models and how to develop them; how to use logic models to assess program implementation fidelity; how to link program fidelity to outcomes; the JDC/RF logic model; and specific lessons learned. July 2015. 28 pages. NCJ 249762
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Building Culturally Relevant Youth Courts in Tribal Communities (From Selected Topics on Youth Courts: A Monograph, P 65-91, 2004, Tracy Godwin Mullins, ed. -- See NCJ-208164)
OJJDP-Sponsored. After a background review of tribal justice systems, this paper presents an overview of issues to address in the development and implementation of youth courts in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities. 2004. 27 pages. NCJ 208168
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Combating Underage Drinking Videoconference
OJJDP-Sponsored, Teleconference Videotapes. Highlights health and social problems associated with underage drinking, shares model approaches to reduce underage drinking, and discusses federal funding opportunities and the roles of governmental and nongovernmental agencies. September 2000. NCJ 184175
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Community Engagement in Juvenile Drug Court: Lessons Learned
OJJDP-Sponsored. This brief offers recommendations for one of the components of the Juvenile Drug Courts/Reclaiming Futures initiative that goes beyond the relationship between the court and the youth: community engagement. November 2015. 6 pages. NCJ 249770
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Comparison of Statewide Youth Court Associations and Networking Groups (From Selected Topics on Youth Courts: A Monograph, P 93-105, 2004, Tracy Godwin Mullins, ed. -- See NCJ-208164)
OJJDP-Sponsored. This paper draws on lessons learned from existing State youth court associations and networking groups to provide information to other youth-court programs interested in forming a statewide association or group. 2004. 13 pages. NCJ 208169
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The Concurrent Evolution and Intertwined Nature of Juvenile Drug Courts (JDC) and Reclaiming Futures (RF) Approach to Juvenile Justice Reform
OJJDP-Sponsored. The purpose of this presentation was to describe the need for more and better adolescent treatment, review the history and evolution of juvenile drug courts (JDC), provide an overview of Reclaiming Futures (RF), and describe how JDC and RF have come together. October 2015. 23 pages. NCJ 249761
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Crime Victims' Rights and Crime Victim Assistance
OJJDP-Sponsored. The following collection of materials will familiarize readers with recent developments and emerging issues in the crime victims' rights/victim assistance movement, both in the juvenile justice and criminal justice systems. 1999. 8 pages. NCJ 251467
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Cross-Site Report: JDC/RF Programmatic Processes – September 2015: Five Site Report
OJJDP-Sponsored. This report presents an analysis of site-specific process data on Juvenile Drug Court/Reclaiming Futures program enrollment and treatment initiation. November 2015. 3 pages. NCJ 249760
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Cross-Site Report: Modifications and Adaptations from Planned to Actual JDC/RF Integration and Implementation - September 2015: Five Site Report
OJJDP-Sponsored. This report presents findings from an evaluation of Juvenile Drug Court (JDC): Strategies in Practice and Reclaiming Futures (JDC/RF) programs implemented in five JDCs in the United States. This report focuses on the modifications and adaptations that occurred at the evaluation sites during the implementation of the JDC/RF integrated model. November 2015. 3 pages. NCJ 249759
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Cross-Site Report: Perceptions of Changes to Juvenile Drug Court Service Matching During Reclaiming Futures Model Implementation - July 2015: Five Site Report
OJJDP-Sponsored. This report summarizes perceived changes to the process of matching youth to services that occurred during the implementation of Reclaiming Futures at juvenile drug courts. December 2015. 4 pages. NCJ 249771
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Dependency Drug Court: Evaluation Report
OJJDP-Sponsored. This report presents the results of an evaluation of San Francisco Superior Court’s Dependency Drug Court project. December 2012. 18 pages. NCJ 241056
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Developing and Implementing a Tool To Evaluate and Improve Underage Drinking and Driving Policies
OJJDP-Sponsored. This report provides information about a data-based model (SIM-DUI) built to help policy makers explore policy changes and forecast alternative outcome scenarios in terms of reduced crashes and saved lives. September 2016. 42 pages. NCJ 250438
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Developing Juvenile Drug Court Practices on Process Standards: A Systematic Review and Qualitative Synthesis
OJJDP-Sponsored. The objective of this study was to systematically review the evidence on implementation barriers and facilitators, and other process issues related to juvenile drug courts, including systemwide contextual factors. November 2016. 63 pages. NCJ 250441
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Disrupting School-Justice Pathways for Youth With Behavioral Health Needs
OJJDP-Sponsored. This Technical Assistance Bulletin (TAB) from National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice and the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, with support from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, provides the steps necessary to implement a School Responder Model in order to keep youth with behavioral health needs in school and out of court. October 2017. 32 pages. NCJ 251192
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Drug Courts
NIJ, OJJDP-Produced, BJA. After a brief overview of the features and effectiveness of drug courts, this paper presents summaries of drug court program development, research, and information dissemination performed by various agencies and organizations. May 2018. 2 pages. NCJ 238527
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Effectiveness of Restorative Justice Principles in Juvenile Justice: A Meta-Analysis
OJJDP-Sponsored. The objective of this study was to review all available research that compared participants in a restorative justice program to participants processed in a more traditional way using meta-analytic methods. May 2017. 145 pages. NCJ 250872
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Engage, Involve, Empower: Family Engagement in Juvenile Drug Treatment Courts
OJJDP-Sponsored. This report explores family engagement during a youth’s time in the juvenile justice system to improve outcomes across behavioral health, education, and delinquency in the juvenile drug treatment court context. The survey results helped shape the comprehensive set of family engagement recommendations as well as a self-evaluation tool. February 2017. 28 pages. NCJ 250618
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Examining the Referral Stage for Mentoring High-Risk Youth In Six Different Juvenile Justice Settings
OJJDP-Sponsored. This report discusses issues and provides guidance in referring juvenile offenders processed in teen courts/youth courts to a mentoring program, in which a non-parental adult forms a relationship with the youth for the purpose of being an example, guide, and support for the youth’s positive development. October 2013. 16 pages. NCJ 244241
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Exploring Outcomes Related to Legal Representation for Parents Involved in Mississippi's Juvenile Dependency System
OJJDP-Sponsored. This report presents the findings of case file reviews conducted to compare juvenile dependency cases opened before and after the implementation of the parent representation pilot programs in Forrest and Rankin counties in Mississippi. It includes findings from both the initial and follow-up phases of data collection. October 2014. 29 pages. NCJ 251125
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Exploring Reasonable Efforts in Child Welfare Cases that Include Domestic Violence in Princeton, West Virginia
OJJDP-Sponsored. This study examined how child abuse and neglect cases with co-occurring domestic violence (DV) are treated in the family court of Princeton, WV, as well as whether this treatment differs from cases without domestic violence. October 2013. 19 pages. NCJ 244703
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Family Engagement in Juvenile Drug Court: Lessons Learned
OJJDP-Sponsored. This brief offers recommendations for one of the components of the Juvenile Drug Courts/Reclaiming Futures initiative that goes beyond the relationship between the court and the youth: family engagement. June 2015. 5 pages. NCJ 249768
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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Implications for Juvenile and Family Court Judges
OJJDP-Sponsored. The NCJFCJ created this guide with input from juvenile and family court judges and experts from around the country to increase judicial knowledge of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD), including their implications for court proceedings and case dispositions involving children and families affected by FASD. 2016. 64 pages. NCJ 251124
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Findings From the Economic Analysis of JDC/RF: Policy Implications for Juvenile Drug Courts
OJJDP-Sponsored. This brief provides findings from the National Cross-Site Evaluation of Juvenile Drug Courts and Reclaiming Futures (JDC/RF) describing JDC/RF program costs and estimated net economic benefits. January 2016. 6 pages. NCJ 249769
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Guide for Implementing Teen Court Programs
OJJDP-Produced. This fact sheet provides information about the OJJDP-sponsored resource, Peer Justice and Youth Empowerment: An Implementation Guide for Teen Court Programs. August 1996. 2 pages. NCJ 247776
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A Guide to the Guidelines: Practical Tips for Juvenile Drug Treatment Courts to Implement
OJJDP-Sponsored. The guide provides juvenile drug treatment court professionals and teams with advice and tips on the new Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Guidelines. June 2017. 13 pages. NCJ 250930
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Guide to the State Juvenile Justice Profiles
OJJDP-Sponsored. 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. April 2006. 8 pages. NCJ 215403
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Guiding System-Level Change: Developing a Comprehensive Plan for Integrating Innovative Programs Into Drug Court
OJJDP-Sponsored. This presentation covered information about program implementation, how to involve individuals and maximize buy-in, how to guide system-level change, and how to track and evaluate progress. May 2014. 34 pages. NCJ 249763
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Has the Juvenile Court Outlived Its Usefulness?
OJJDP-Produced, OJJDP-Sponsored, Grant. Teleconference Videotapes. Examines the public debate over whether the juvenile justice system remains a relevant response to juvenile delinquency. Videotape. December 1996. 11 pages. NCJ 163929
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Impact of Teen Court on Youth Offenders
OJJDP-Sponsored. This is the first report of findings from the Evaluation of Teen Courts (ETC) Project, which assessed teen courts in Alaska, Arizona, Maryland, and Missouri. April 2002. 58 pages. NCJ 237391
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Indian Child Welfare Act Judicial Benchbook
OJJDP-Sponsored. The Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Judicial Benchbook was created for a national audience to build upon the original checklists with updated language to be consistent with the statute, regulations, and best practices, commonly promoted by the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges. 2017. 66 pages. NCJ 251263
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The Intersection of Juvenile Courts and Exclusionary School Discipline
OJJDP-Sponsored. This technical assistance bulletin describes the history of zero tolerance policies, exclusionary discipline, and school pushout. It describes how the effectiveness of exclusionary discipline has been called into question by education scholars, community leaders, and policymakers. The bulletin provides real-world strategies to reduce the number of youth who unnecessarily come into contact with law enforcement and the juvenile justice system. October 2017. 24 pages. NCJ 251216
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Juvenile Accountability Incentive Block Grants: Strategic Planning Guide
OJJDP-Produced. Describes how states and local units of government can use funds from the Juvenile Accountability Incentive Block Grants (JAIBG) program to build correctional/detention facilities, hire court staff, address drugs and gang violence, establish speciality courts, and conduct related activities. January 1999. 62 pages. NCJ 172846
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Juvenile Court Statistics 1996
OJJDP-Sponsored. Profiles delinquency cases and status offense cases handled by the juvenile courts in 1996 113 pages. July 1999. 113 pages. NCJ 168963
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Juvenile Court Statistics 2001-2002
OJJDP-Sponsored. Profiles more than 1.6 million delinquency cases handled by juvenile courts in 2002 and reviews trends since 1985. December 2005. 154 pages. NCJ 216251
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Juvenile Court Statistics 2003-2004
OJJDP-Sponsored. Describes delinquency cases handled between 1985 and 2004 and petitioned status offense cases handled between 1995 and 2004 by U.S. courts with juvenile jurisdiction. March 2007. 172 pages. NCJ 218587
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Juvenile Court Statistics, 2006-2007
OJJDP-Sponsored. Describes delinquency cases handled between 1985 and 2007 and petitioned status offense cases handled between 1995 and 2007 by more than 2,100 U.S. courts with juvenile jurisdiction. March 2010. 170 pages. NCJ 230105
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Juvenile Court Statistics, 2008
OJJDP-Sponsored. Drawing on data from the National Juvenile Court Data Archive, the report profiles more than 1.6 million delinquency cases that U.S. courts with juvenile jurisdiction handled in 2008. July 2011. 150 pages. NCJ 236106
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Juvenile Court Statistics, 2009
OJJDP-Sponsored. Tracks trends in delinquency cases between 1985 and 2009 and in petitioned status offense cases processed between 1995 and 2009. July 2012. 152 pages. NCJ 239114
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Juvenile Court Statistics, 2010
OJJDP-Sponsored. Tracks trends in delinquency cases between 1985 and 2010 and in petitioned status offense cases processed between 1995 and 2009. June 2013. 116 pages. NCJ 244080
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Juvenile Court Statistics 2014
OJJDP-Sponsored. This report describes delinquency and status offense cases handled between 2005 and 2014 by U.S. courts with juvenile jurisdiction. April 2017. 118 pages. NCJ 250766
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Juvenile Court-Controlled Reentry: Three Practice Models
OJJDP-Sponsored. This bulletin examines three jurisdictions in which practice models have been introduced to enable local juvenile courts and their probation departments to directly oversee the reentry of juveniles after release from residential placements. February 2005. 12 pages. NCJ 210009
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Juvenile Drug Court Movement
OJJDP-Produced. This fact sheet provides information about drug court funding and the history and future of juvenile drug courts. March 1997. 2 pages. NCJ 247890
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Juvenile Drug Court Programs
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Juvenile Accountability Block Grants Series. Shares the perspectives of practitioners and policymakers who have helped to establish juvenile drug courts—intensive treatment programs that provide specialized services for drug-involved youth and their families. May 2001. 16 pages. NCJ 184744
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Juvenile Drug Court Strategies in Practice and Reclaiming Futures: An Integrated Logic Model
OJJDP-Sponsored. This presentation provided information about the development of an integrated Juvenile Drug Court/Reclaiming Futures logic model. August 2013. 9 pages. NCJ 249764
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Juvenile Drug Courts: Policy and Practice Scan
OJJDP-Sponsored. A policy and practice scan (sometimes referred to as an environmental scan) was conducted to provide data on a sample of local juvenile drug treatment courts (JDTCs) in the United States. The objectives of the scan were to collect data from a sample of JDTCs on their current operations and structures, challenges to implementation, and perceived or measurable successes. November 2016. 94 pages. NCJ 250442
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Juvenile Drug Courts: A Process, Outcome, and Impact Evaluation
OJJDP-Produced. This bulletin provides an overview of an Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-sponsored evaluation of drug court intervention programs, their processes, and key outcome features. May 2015. 12 pages. NCJ 248406
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Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Guidelines
OJJDP-Produced. This report presents juvenile drug treatment courts with evidence-based treatment guidelines, provides summaries of the research that underlies each guideline, and offers relevant implications for practice and implementation. December 2016. 60 pages. NCJ 250368
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Juvenile Gun Courts: Promoting Accountability and Providing Treatment
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Juvenile Accountability Block Grants Series. Draws on the experiences of policymakers and practitioners involved with juvenile gun courts to describe the development of these courts. May 2002. 12 pages. NCJ 187078
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Juvenile Justice Journal, Volume V, Number 2 (Substance Abuse Issue)
OJJDP-Produced, Journal. Juvenile Justice Journal. Describes efforts to combat substance abuse by youth. December 1998. 38 pages. NCJ 173425
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Kentucky - Advancing Justice: An Assessment of Access to Counsel and Quality of Representation in Delinquency Proceedings
OJJDP-Sponsored. This study assessed the accessibility and quality of Kentucky's legal defense services for indigent juveniles brought into the juvenile justice system. September 2002. 77 pages. NCJ 204551
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Marion County Fostering Attachment Treatment Court Follow-Up Process and Outcome Evaluation Report
OJJDP-Sponsored. This report presents process and outcome evaluation findings for the Marion County (Oregon) Fostering Attachment Family Treatment Court (FATC), which is a family drug court that serves substance-abusing parents of children under 9 years old at the time of referral who are at risk of not reunifying with their family. September 2013. 98 pages. NCJ 244165
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Maryland: An Assessment of Access to Counsel and Quality of Representation in Delinquency Proceedings
OJJDP-Sponsored. This report offers an assessment of access to counsel and quality of representation in delinquency proceedings for children in the State of Maryland. October 2003. 87 pages. NCJ 203599
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Measuring Compliance With the Indian Child Welfare Act: An Assessment Toolkit
OJJDP-Sponsored. Measuring Compliance with the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA): An Assessment Toolkit is meant to help those interested in assessing their state court's performance related to compliance with ICWA. 2014. 28 pages. NCJ 251126
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Media Access Guidelines for Youth Courts (From Selected Topics on Youth Courts: A Monograph, P 107-118, 2004, Tracy Godwin Mullins, ed. -- See NCJ-208164)
OJJDP-Sponsored. These guidelines supplement the National Youth Court Guidelines of 2000 in assisting youth court programs in balancing competing interests and developing a framework for making sound policy related to media access. 2004. 12 pages. NCJ 208170
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Mentoring in Juvenile Treatment Drug Courts: Strategies and Tips
OJJDP-Sponsored. The purpose of this brief is to provide tools, tips, and strategies to jurisdictions interested in beginning mentoring programs and those that have current mentoring programs within juvenile treatment drug courts. August 2015. 24 pages. NCJ 249119
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Merging Reclaiming Futures Into Juvenile Drug Courts: Lessons Learned for Implementation
OJJDP-Sponsored. This information brief highlights recommendations for policymakers and program managers seeking to improve or create a Juvenile Drug Court/Reclaiming Futures site and may have broader implications for juvenile drug courts in general. July 2015. 5 pages. NCJ 249767
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Meta-Analysis of Research on the Effectiveness of Juvenile Drug Courts
OJJDP-Sponsored. This systematic review and meta-analysis quantitatively synthesized findings from the most current evidence base of juvenile drug court effectiveness research. April 2016. 73 pages. NCJ 250439
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Model Court Practices in Abuse and Neglect Cases Videoconference
OJJDP-Sponsored, Teleconference Videotapes. Shares model court practices for abused and neglected children, encourages the improvement of permanency planning for children, and presents methods of improved collaboration between the child welfare system and the dependency courts by illustrating working program models. February 2000. NCJ 180961
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Model Courts Serve Abused and Neglected Children
OJJDP-Produced. This fact sheet provides information about the Victims Act Model Courts initiative of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, a nationwide effort to improve how courts handle child abuse and neglect cases. January 1999. 2 pages. NCJ 175087
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Model Data Project 3D Data Capacity Assessment: Data Use and Dissemination
OJJDP-Sponsored. The Model Data Project seeks to improve the quality and consistency of juvenile justice data through developing guidance for states and jurisdictions on how to collect, analyze and use juvenile justice data. 2018. 8 pages. NCJ 252013
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Model Data Project 3D Data Capacity Assessment: Indicators of Juvenile Justice System Involvement
OJJDP-Sponsored. The Model Data Project seeks to improve the quality and consistency of juvenile justice data through developing guidance for states and jurisdictions on how to collect, analyze and use juvenile justice data. 2018. 11 pages. NCJ 252014
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Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Diversion
OJJDP-Sponsored, Model Programs Guide Literature Reviews. This literature review provides practitioners and policymakers with relevant research and evaluations on diversion programs. February 2017. 3 pages. NCJ 249701
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Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Drug Court
OJJDP-Sponsored, Model Programs Guide Literature Reviews. This literature review provides practitioners and policymakers with relevant research and evaluations on drug courts. October 2010. 5 pages. NCJ 249702
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Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Family Drug Courts
OJJDP-Sponsored, Model Programs Guide Literature Reviews. This literature review focuses on family drug courts, specialized courts within the justice system, which handle cases of child abuse and neglect that involve substance use by the child's parents or guardians. November 2016. 9 pages. NCJ 250421
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Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Gun Court
OJJDP-Sponsored, Model Programs Guide Literature Reviews. This literature review provides practitioners and policymakers with relevant research and evaluations on gun courts. September 2010. 3 pages. NCJ 249707
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Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Indigent Defense for Juveniles
OJJDP-Sponsored, Model Programs Guide Literature Reviews. This literature review synthesizes available research about the prevalence, common practices, and outcomes associated with indigent defense in juvenile justice. The authors found recent data on juvenile indigent defense are limited, especially by type of counsel and come largely out of public defender agencies. Research has found mixed results regarding the benefits (or detriments) of counsel on juvenile court outcomes. June 2018. 8 pages. NCJ 251835
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Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Mental Health Court
OJJDP-Sponsored, Model Programs Guide Literature Reviews. This literature review provides practitioners and policymakers with relevant research and evaluations on mental health courts. October 2010. 5 pages. NCJ 249712
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Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Reentry Court
OJJDP-Sponsored, Model Programs Guide Literature Reviews. This literature review provides practitioners and policymakers with relevant research and evaluations on reentry courts. September 2010. 4 pages. NCJ 249719
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Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Teen/Youth Court
OJJDP-Sponsored, Model Programs Guide Literature Reviews. This literature review provides practitioners and policymakers with relevant research and evaluations on teen/youth courts. December 2010. 4 pages. NCJ 249728
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Models for Success: An Integrated Approach for Juvenile Drug Court
OJJDP-Sponsored. This presentation provides information about the OJJDP-sponsored evaluation of the Juvenile Drug Court/Reclaiming Futures initiative. October 2013. 15 pages. NCJ 249766
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Montana: An Assessment of Access to Counsel and Quality of Representation in Delinquency Proceedings
OJJDP-Sponsored. In assessing juvenile defense practices in Montana, this study identified the systemic and institutional obstacles that impede the development of an improved legal service delivery system, noted innovative practices, and developed recommendations for improvement. October 2003. 80 pages. NCJ 204539
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National Cross-Site Evaluation: Juvenile Drug Courts and Reclaiming Futures - Formal Training Report, Five Site Report
OJJDP-Sponsored. This report summarizes formal training activities of the five evaluation sites that participated in the National Cross-Site Evaluation of Juvenile Drug Courts and Reclaiming Futures. November 2015. 11 pages. NCJ 249772
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National Cross-Site Evaluation: Juvenile Drug Courts and Reclaiming Futures: Executive Summary: 7/1/2011-6/30/2015
OJJDP-Sponsored. This executive summary presents high-level findings from an evaluation of the Juvenile Drug Courts/Reclaiming Futures initiative. December 2015. 11 pages. NCJ 249745
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National Cross-Site Evaluation: Juvenile Drug Courts and Reclaiming Futures: Final Report: 7/1/2011-6/30/2015
OJJDP-Sponsored. This report presents findings from an evaluation of the Juvenile Drug Courts/Reclaiming Futures initiative. December 2015. 177 pages. NCJ 249744
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The National Juvenile Court Data Archive Web Site
OJJDP-Produced. This fact sheet describes the National Juvenile Court Data Archive web site, a repository of the most detailed information and data sets available on the activities of the Nation's juvenile courts, as well as the procedures for accessing the data. December 2001. 2 pages. NCJ 191392
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National Youth Court Center
OJJDP-Produced. This fact sheet describes the National Youth Court Center, established by OJJDP in 1999 to serve as a central point of contract for youth court programs. May 2000. 2 pages. NCJ 182182
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National Youth Court Guidelines
OJJDP-Sponsored. These guidelines provide a structure from which to build a solid youth court. 2000. 155 pages. NCJ 187709
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Normative Expectations of the Integrated JDC/RF Drug Court Logic Model
OJJDP-Sponsored. This resource provides a framework for integrating two models used in juvenile drug court practice: Juvenile Drug Courts: Strategies in Practice (JDC) and Reclaiming Futures (RF). This logic model provides a global view of JDC/RF based on the evaluation team's interpretation of successful components and traditional performance measures. June 2014. 2 pages. NCJ 249765
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OJJDP Annual Report 2005
OJJDP-Produced. Describes the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's major activities and accomplishments during fiscal year 2005 (October 1, 2004, to September 30, 2005), which reflect the Office's continuing commitment to programs that have the greatest potential for reducing juvenile delinquency and the victimization of children as well as improving the juvenile justice system. August 2008. 88 pages. NCJ 215560
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OJJDP Annual Report 2011
OJJDP-Produced. Describes OJJDP’s activities and accomplishments during fiscal year 2011. June 2013. 84 pages. NCJ 238638
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OJJDP Journal of Juvenile Justice, Volume 1, Issue 1, Fall 2011
OJJDP-Sponsored, Journal of Juvenile Justice. This Journal is a semi-annual, peer-reviewed journal sponsored by OJJDP. October 2011. 127 pages. NCJ 236317
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OJJDP Journal of Juvenile Justice, Volume 3, Issue 1, Fall 2013
OJJDP-Sponsored, Journal of Juvenile Justice. This is a semi-annual, peer-reviewed journal sponsored by OJJDP. December 2013. 128 pages. NCJ 244254
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OJJDP Juvenile Drug Court Guidelines Project: Juvenile Drug Court Listening Sessions
OJJDP-Sponsored. This report presents a summary of findings from data and information gathered during listening sessions between five juvenile drug treatment courts and the American Institutes for Research team. November 2016. 117 pages. NCJ 250491
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, September/October 2011
OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . OJJDP's bimonthly newsletter presents notices of agency activities, recent publications, fund opportunities, and upcoming events. November 2011. 10 pages. NCJ 235961
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, Volume I, Number 4 (July/August 2002)
OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . Presents notices of OJJDP activities, publications, funding opportunities, and events; includes a special feature on National Youth Court Month. July 2002. 6 pages. NCJ 195663
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, March/April 2009
OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . Features OJJDP's participation in major national conferences on child abuse prevention and juvenile justice issues, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, updates on OJJDP's juvenile drug court initiative and efforts to reduce the disproportionate number of minority youth who come into contact with the justice system, an overview of the Survey of Youth in Residential Placement (SYRP) and upcoming OJJDP Bulletins describing the first national SYRP. March 2009. NCJ 225702
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, March/April 2010
OJJDP-Produced, Grant. News @ a Glance . Features a a lead article on the National Symposium on Indigent Defense. The issue also includes special features on the recent National Symposium on Child Protection in Indian Country; the third annual Blueprints Conference promoting evidence-based programs to prevent youth violence; and the upcoming Internet Crimes Against Children Conference. March 2010. 14 pages. NCJ 229711
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, May/June 2013
OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . In an interview in this issue's lead story, OJJDP Administrator Robert L. Listenbee discusses plans and priorities for the Office and the juvenile justice field. June 2013. 5 pages. NCJ 242021
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, September/October 2010
OJJDP-Produced, Grant. News @ a Glance . Reports on the Attorney General's Defending Childhood initiative. The issue also includes special features on the September meeting of the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention; arts programs that help at-risk and delinquent youth replace destructive behavior with positive activities and interests; and the Office of Justice Programs' SMART Office, which supports the nation's efforts to register and monitor sex offenders. September 2010. 14 pages. NCJ 232007
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, January/February 2018
OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . In this issue's Message From the Administrator, newly appointed OJJDP Administrator Caren Harp discusses her commitment to reduce violent crime, combat gang activity, support law enforcement, and protect communities. The top story presents highlights from the OJJDP-supported National Mentoring Summit. February 2018. 10 pages. NCJ 251487
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, July/August 2007
OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . Highlights Los Angeles’s launch of a $168 million antigang initiative modeled on OJJDP’s Gang Reduction Program and reports on OJJDP’s celebration of National Youth Court Month, news about Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC), and a number of OJJDP-sponsored conferences. July 2007. 0 pages. NCJ 219271
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, July/August 2017
OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . This issue's Message From the Acting Administrator details OJJDP's commitment to safeguard American Indian and Alaska Native children from victimization and support tribes in implementing culturally specific, trauma-informed measures to help them heal. August 2017. 10 pages. NCJ 251048
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, March/April 2013
OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . This issue's lead story highlights defense attorney Robert L. Listenbee’s assumption of the leadership of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention in March 2013. April 2013. 0 pages. NCJ 241367
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, March/April 2018
OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . This issue's Message From the Administrator highlights OJJDP's commitment to preventing child abuse and enhancing public safety to protect children from violence and neglect. The top story highlights OJJDP's observance of National Child Abuse Prevention Month and agency-supported programs to address child abuse. April 2018. 1 pages. NCJ 251520
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, May/June 2018
OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . This issue's Message From the Administrator focuses on OJJDP's commitment to preventing child abduction and rescuing missing children. The top story highlights OJJDP's observance of National Missing Children's Day and awards presented at the ceremony. June 2018. 10 pages. NCJ 251680
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, November/December 2006
OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . OJJDP’s bimonthly newsletter presents notices of agency activities, recent publications, funding opportunities, and upcoming events. December 2006. NCJ 216684
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, November/December 2007
OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . This issue includes a feature on the testimony of OJJDP Administrator Robert J. Flores at the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary's hearing on reauthorization of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act and the Fifth Regional Conference on Helping America's Youth. November 2007. NCJ 220298
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, November/December 2017
OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . This issue's Message From the Acting Administrator highlights OJJDP's commitment to helping states and communities prevent and address juvenile delinquency, protect children from harm, and decrease youth gang violence and drug abuse. The top story examines the nearly $254 million in grants that the Office awarded in fiscal year 2017. December 2017. 10 pages. NCJ 251421
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, September/October 2005
OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . Includes a special feature on the upcoming national conference “Building on Success: Providing Today’s Youth With Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow. Available online only. October 2005. NCJ 211153
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, September/October 2015
OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . This issue's top story and video highlight President Obama’s proclamation of October 2015 as National Youth Justice Awareness Month. Other features showcase the youth and law enforcement leaders recognized as "Champions of Change," new sites added to the Violence Reduction Network, OJJDP's recently held family drug court listening session, and highlights of OJJDP's fiscal year 2015 awards. November 2015. 5 pages. NCJ 249231
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, September/October 2017
OJJDP-Produced, Newsletter. News @ a Glance . This issue's Message From the Acting Administrator details OJJDP's commitment to combating gang violence and provides an overview of the Office's Comprehensive Gang Model. The top story highlights a series of trainings OJJDP hosted to support state compliance with the core requirements of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act. October 2017. 10 pages. NCJ 251188
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Overview of School-Based Youth Court Program Design Options (From Selected Topics on Youth Courts: A Monograph, P 41-63, 2004, Tracy Godwin Mullins, ed. -- See NCJ-208164)
OJJDP-Sponsored. Based on interviews with staff that are currently operating school-based youth court programs in middle and high schools, this paper discusses the structure for such programs and offers suggestions for those interested in starting a school-based youth court. 2004. 23 pages. NCJ 208167
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Peer Justice and Youth Empowerment: An Implementation Guide for Teen Court Programs
OJJDP-Produced. Provides juvenile justice agencies with baseline information to assist them in developing, implementing, and enhancing teen court programs as a viable alternative for juvenile offenders in their communities. 1998. 296 pages. NCJ 162782
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Peer Justice and Youth Empowerment: An Implementation Guide for Teen Court Programs, November 1998 Update
OJJDP-Produced. Provides juvenile justice agencies with baseline information to assist them in developing, implementing, and enhancing teen court programs as a viable alternative for juvenile offenders in their communities. November 1998. 297 pages. NCJ 173957
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Pennsylvania: An Assessment of Access to Counsel and Quality of Representation in Delinquency Proceedings
OJJDP-Sponsored. This study assessed access to legal counsel and the quality of legal representation for juveniles in Pennsylvania's juvenile justice system. October 2003. 116 pages. NCJ 204536
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Preparing for a Trauma Consultation in Your Juvenile and Family Court
OJJDP-Sponsored. This OJJDP-funded guide highlights trauma consultation and how it can help juvenile and family courts become more trauma-informed across environment, practice, and policy. April 2015. 29 pages. NCJ 248757
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Reasonable Efforts in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases that Involve Domestic Violence
OJJDP-Sponsored. The NCJFCJ sought to determine how courts are actually handling cases involving child maltreatment and domestic violence. To better understand court practice, the research team at the NCJFCJ conducted a standardized case file review of three judicial districts in Oregon, Nevada, and West Virginia. The research data and community action plans, taken together, provide a framework for how courts are currently handling dependency cases involving domestic violence. 2014. 20 pages. NCJ 251127
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Role of Restorative Justice in Teen Courts: A Preliminary Look
OJJDP-Sponsored. This paper examines integration into teen courts of more restorative justice-based practices. 2001. 8 pages. NCJ 188356
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Second Annual National Youth Court Month: Action Kit, September 2003
OJJDP-Sponsored. This kit provides suggestions and resources for youth courts to use in the Second Annual National Youth Court Month (September 2003), which provides youth courts an opportunity to share and celebrate their programs' successes, with a view toward improving and rewarding youth-court participation. 2003. 37 pages. NCJ 213215
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Sonoma County Dependency Drug Court (DDC): Year Three Evaluation Findings
OJJDP-Sponsored. This report presents the results of an evaluation of Sonoma County’s Dependency Drug Court. September 2012. 58 pages. NCJ 241057
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Spotlight on Juvenile Justice Initiatives: A State by State Survey
OJJDP-Sponsored. This report presents the results of a survey of juvenile justice initiatives at the state level as reported by State Advisory Groups (SAGs). May 2017. 53 pages. NCJ 251078
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Standards Relating to Adjudication
OJJDP-Sponsored, American Bar Association. Following a presentation of standards for the phases of juvenile adjudication, part of a series of volumes with standards for various aspects of juvenile justice administration, commentary is provided for each standard. 1980. 102 pages. NCJ 83580
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Standards Relating to Appeals and Collateral Review
OJJDP-Sponsored, American Bar Association. These standards for juvenile appeals and collateral review focus on the nature of the appellate structure, reviewability, the right to counsel and records, procedures, stays of orders and release pending appeal, and collateral and supplementary proceedings. 1980. 59 pages. NCJ 83579
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Standards Relating to Court Organization and Administration
OJJDP-Sponsored, American Bar Association. These juvenile justice standards deal with the organization of juvenile courts, the court functions of judicial and chief administrative personnel, court functions, and the responsibility of the family court division to effectuate its duties and orders. 1980. 60 pages. NCJ 83584
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Standards Relating to Dispositional Procedures
OJJDP-Sponsored, American Bar Association. These standards for juvenile dispositional procedures focus on dispositional authority, dispositional information, parties present, custody awaiting disposition, predisposition conference and disposition agreements, the formal disposition hearing, and the imposition and correction of disposition. 1980. 72 pages. NCJ 83568
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Standards Relating to Interim Status - The Release, Control, and Detention of Accused Juvenile Offenders Between Arrest and Disposition
OJJDP-Sponsored, American Bar Association. These juvenile justice standards delineate the characteristics and structure of decisionmaking affecting a juvenile between arrest on criminal charges and final disposition of the case. 1980. 137 pages. NCJ 83570
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Standards Relating to Monitoring
OJJDP-Sponsored, American Bar Association. This volume of American Bar Association juvenile justice standards pertains to monitoring, which includes observation and evaluation, the formation of a minimum baseline of useful data, the assurance of compliance with applicable norms and standards, and the implementation of change. 1980. 111 pages. NCJ 82486
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Standards Relating to Noncriminal Behavior
OJJDP-Sponsored, American Bar Association. These juvenile justice standards deal with juvenile court jurisdiction over status offenses, juveniles in circumstances endangering safety, runaways, services for juveniles in family conflict, alternative residential placements, and emergency services for juveniles in crisis. 1982. 93 pages. NCJ 83576
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Standards Relating to Pretrial Court Proceedings
OJJDP-Sponsored, American Bar Association. These standards for pretrial juvenile court proceedings cover report, petition, and summons; notification of rights; discovery; the right to a probable cause hearing; respondent's right to counsel; waiver of the juvenile's rights; and juvenile court calendaring. 1980. 151 pages. NCJ 83581
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Systematic Review of Factors That Impact Implementation Quality of Child Welfare, Public Health, and Education Programs for Adolescents: Implications for Juvenile Drug Treatment Courts
OJJDP-Sponsored. To inform the development of juvenile drug treatment court guidelines, this study reviewed the evidence on factors that impact implementation quality and fidelity in other youth-serving systems, namely, child welfare, public health, and education programs delivered to adolescents or adolescents and their families. November 2016. 36 pages. NCJ 250483
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Teen Courts: Focus on Research
OJJDP-Produced. Presents the results of a national survey of teen courts that was conducted as part of OJJDP's Evaluation of Teen Courts Project by researchers at The Urban Institute. October 2000. 16 pages. NCJ 183472
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Teen Courts in the United States: A Profile of Current Program
OJJDP-Produced. This fact sheet presents trends in the development of teen court programs, also known as youth courts, and summarizes results of a survey sent to every known teen court program in 1998. October 1999. 2 pages. NCJ 247968
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Ten Things Every Juvenile Court Judge Should Know About Trauma and Delinquency
OJJDP-Sponsored. This technical assistance bulletin identifies and discusses 10 crucial concepts with which juvenile court judges should be familiar in order to assist traumatized youth in the juvenile justice system. 2010. 18 pages. NCJ 239558
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Tribal Court CASA: A Guide to Program Development
OJJDP-Produced. This document describes the development process of a Tribal Court CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) program. 2000. 2 pages. NCJ 196400
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Tribal Juvenile Healing to Wellness Court Tip Sheet: Consequences and Rewards
OJJDP-Sponsored. The Tribal Juvenile Healing to Wellness Court (TJHWC) is a judicial intervention that promotes accountability, healing, and tribal life-ways for court involved youth who suffer from addiction to alcohol and illegal substances. This tip sheet includes a few tips for creating a consequences and rewards system for youth participants. May 2017. 1 pages. NCJ 251265
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Tribal Juvenile Healing to Wellness Handbook: Practical Planning and Supportive Tools
OJJDP-Sponsored. This handbook is designed to support both newly developing and established Tribal Juvenile Healing to Wellness Courts (TJHWC). Sections are designed to support teams that may be working through a strategic planning process to implement or expand a TJHWC. The handbook includes many resources from across the body of knowledge related to youth behavior, development, and best practices related to juvenile drug treatment and wellness courts. November 2017. 125 pages. NCJ 251448
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The Tribal Ten Key Components and Tribal Youth Considerations
OJJDP-Sponsored. The "Tribal Ten Key Components" are critical elements identified by the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) and serve as a foundation for the development of Drug Courts. As Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts have developed, an adaptation to address the issues and challenges faced by Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts was created. The components are meant to be adaptable and flexible to assist with Tribal Healing to Wellness Court infrastructure and development. May 2017. 9 pages. NCJ 251264
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The Unique Role of the Judge in Juvenile Drug Treatment Courts: Advice From the Field
OJJDP-Sponsored. This benchcard summarizes the advice focus group participants would give to new juvenile drug treatment court (JDTC) judges and/or to JDTC judges who are trying to better understand their role in this problem solving court. September 2016. 4 pages. NCJ 250393
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Update on Teen Court Legislation
OJJDP-Sponsored. This bulletin presents an overview of teen-court legislation in the United States in order to assist States interested in reviewing or drafting their own legislation, to identify those States that have existing teen-court legislation, and to review and discuss the common components of such legislation. September 2006. 12 pages. NCJ 237390
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When Systems Collide: Improving Court Practices and Programs in Dual Jurisdiction Cases
OJJDP-Sponsored. This paper describes promising court-based or court-linked practices and programs that have effectively addressed the challenges presented by juvenile dual-jurisdiction cases. June 2004. 19 pages. NCJ 213879
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You Can Make a Difference Stories from Juvenile Court CD-ROM
OJJDP-Sponsored. This CD-ROM features stories of people who made a difference in someone’s life and is presented by the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges. 2002. 0 pages. NCJ 194729
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Youth Courts: A National Movement Videoconference
OJJDP-Produced, OJJDP-Sponsored, Videotape. Teleconference Videotapes. This videoconference, which originally aired in May 1998, examines the youth court concept as a potentially effective strategy in a graduated sanctions model for juvenile offenders and highlights effective practices in youth court programs. May 1998. 0 pages. NCJ 171149
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Youth Courts: An Empirical Update and Analysis of Future Organizational and Research Needs
OJJDP-Sponsored. After an overview of youth in the juvenile justice system, the cost of the juvenile justice system, and the philosophy/framework and goals of youth courts, this report provides an empirical update and analysis of future organizational and research needs. 2008. 48 pages. NCJ 222592
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Youth Courts: Getting the Most Out of the Deliberation Process (Video)
OJJDP-Sponsored. This federally funded training video contains two youth court scenarios (shoplifting and assault) where the viewer or youth volunteer is presented with all the facts and circumstances surrounding each case and, as one of the jurors, applies what they learned to deliberate and determine the appropriate and fair disposition for the defendant/delinquent. 2002. 16 pages. NCJ 196021
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Youth Courts: Young People Delivering Justice
OJJDP-Sponsored. This document examines the structure and benefits of youth courts. 2002. 40 pages. NCJ 196944
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