Juvenile Justice

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Article 1 – Witness List
Authors: Gretchen Shappert, Ricardo Hinojosa, Reggie Walton, Nora Volkow, James Felman
Description: Hearing before the Subcommittee on Crime and Drugs of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary on “Federal Cocaine Sentencing Laws: Reforming the 100-to-1 Crack/Powder Disparity” Witness List and Testimony.

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Article 1 – The First Report to the Nation on Youth Courts and Teen Courts
Author: Scott Peterson, Jill Beres
Description: The 15 year update (1993-2008).

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Article 1 – Stop the Revolving Door: Giving Communities and Youth the Tools to Overcome Recidivism
Author: Youth Justice Board
Description: This report represents the recommendations of the Youth Justice Board on juvenile reentry in New York City. Juvenile reentry refers to young people coming home to New York City neighborhoods after being in state custody for juvenile delinquency.

Article 2 – Aftercare as Afterthough: Reentry and the California Youth Authority
Author: Michele Byrnes
Description: This report is the first in a series of reports to the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice’s “Next Steps: The California Ex-Offender Community Reentry Project” to address solutions to aftercare and reintegration needs of California’s parolee population.

Article 3 – Barriers & Promising Approaches to Workforce and Youth Development for Young Offenders
Author: David E. Brown
Description: PowerPoint Presentation on the titular topic from the National Youth Employment Coalition.

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Article 1 – Teen Courts: Focus on Research
Author: Jeffrey A Butts
Description: An article from the Juvenile Justice Bulletin that presents the results of a national survey of teen courts.

Article 2 – Disproportionate Minority Contact in the Juvenile Justice System: A Study of Differential Minority Arrest/Referral to Court in Three Cities
Authors: David Huizinga, Terence Thornberry, Kelly Knight, Peter Lovegrove, Rolf Loeber, Karl Hill, David Farrington
Description: This report uses information from three community studies of delinquency to examine disproportionate minority contact and factors that might affect it at the police contact/court referral level.

Article 3 – Attitudes of US Voters toward Youth Crime and the Justice System
Authors: Barry Krisberg, Susan Marchionna
Description: A survey of likely voters by telephone on attitudes and opinions of youth crime.

Article 4 – Effects on Violence of Laws and Policies Facilitating the Transfer of Juveniles from the Juvenile Justice System to the Adult Justice System
Authors: Angela McGowan, Robert Hahn, Akiva Liberman, Alex Crosby, Mindy Fullilove, Robert Johnson, Eve Moscicki, LeShawndra Price, Susan Snyder, Farris Tuma, Jessia Lowy, Peter Briss, Stella Cory, Glenda Stone
Description: This systematic review focuses on interpersonal violence and its prevention or reduction among juveniles in the adult population and in the juvenile population as a whole.

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Article 1 – Managing Youth Gang Members in Juvenile Detention Facilities
Author: David Roush, Larry Miesner, Candace Winslow
Description: This resource manual addresses questions regarding the titular topic and attempts to provide a variety of answers while admitting that there is no sure-fire solution.

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Article 1 – Special Concerns of Managing Adolescent Female Offenders in a Correctional Setting
Author: Patricia Ogren
Description: Chapter 12 which defines the demographics and needs of this population and systematically reviews approaches in specific areas that have been proven effective.

Article 2 – Youthful Offenders Incarcerated in Adult Institutions
Author: William Sturgeon
Description: Chapter 13 which focuses on youth offenders in adult institutions and includes stories.

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Article 1 – Annual Report on the Adult Court Case Processing of Juvenile Offenders in New York City, January Through December 2004.
Author: Marian Gewirtz
Description: This report provides a picture of the numbers and types of arrests of juveniles for serious crimes which entered the adult criminal justice system, and describes disposition and release-status decisions in such cases. Only the first few pages.

Article 2 – The Harlem Parole Reentry Court Evaluation: Implementation and Preliminary Impacts
Author: Donald J Farole
Description: This report presents a process and preliminary impact evaluation of the Harlem Parole Reentry Court.

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Article 1 – Communities in Schools: Strategies to Help Kids Stay in School and Prepare for Life
Author: Communities in Schools
Description: A PowerPoint Presentation from the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention National Conference 2005.

Article 2 – Building on Success: Providing Today’s Youth With Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow
Author: Performance Learning Center; presenter Albert B. Coleman
Description: A PowerPoint Presentation from the OJJDP National Conference.

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Article 1 – Process Evaluation of the Pennsylvania Bureau of Juvenile Justice Services’ Aftercare Program
Authors: Carl McCurley, Anne Stahl, Douglas Thomas
Description: Final report submitted to the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency with a purpose of providing an evaluation of the design and implementation of the Pennsylvania Bureau of Juvenile Justice Services’ new model of aftercare. Title Page and Executive Summary only.

Article 2 – Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2007
Authors: Rachel Dinkes, Emily Forrest Cataldi, Wendy Lin-Kelly, Thomas D. Snyder
Description: This report is the tenth in a series of annual publications produced jointly by the National Center for Education Statistics, Institute of Education Services, in the U.S. Department of Education, and the Bureau of Justice Statistics in the U.S. Department of Justice and presents the most recent data available on school crime and student safety. Only the first few pages.

Article 3 – Missouri Juvenile Justice Reform Act of 1995: A Comparison of Case Outcomes for 1994 and 2000
Authors: Jill D’Angelo, Michael P. Brown
Description: This study evaluated the intended and unintended consequences of the Missouri Juvenile Justice Reform Act of 1995, which was intended to have a twofold effect on juvenile case processing; the elimination of racial and sex discrimination in sentencing and expanded eligibility for the transfer of juvenile offenders to criminal court. Title and Abstract page only.

Article 4 – When I Die, They’ll Send Me Home: Youth Sentenced to Life without Parole in California
Author: Human Rights Watch
Description: This research, including a survey of more than all youth offenders serving life without parole in California, paints a detailed picture of Californians serving life without parole for crimes committed as youth. Only the first few pages.

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Article 1 – Juvenile Transfer Laws: An Effective Deterrent to Delinquency?
Author: Richard E Redding
Description: An article from the Juvenile Justice Bulletin, August 2008. Note: 2 pages somewhat difficult to read certain sections due to scanning.

Article 2 – Book Review: Understanding Victims and Restorative Justice
Author: Martin Wright
Description: A Book review by the aforementioned of the titular book by James Dignan.

Article 3 – Protecting Youth From Self-Incrimination When Undergoing Screening, Assessment Within the Juvenile Justice System
Authors: Lourdes, M. Rosado Esq., Riya S. Shah Esq.
Description: In an attempt to advance the rights and well-being of court-involved youth, this book undertook a systematic review of current law on this issue. Title page and abstract only.

Article 4 – Books Not Bars: Disproportionate Minority Youth Representation in America’s Prisons
Author: Abeo Anderson
Description: An unfinished and unpublished research report for ICCA.

Article 5 – Community Monitoring Systems: Tracking and Improving the Well-Being of America’s Children and Adolescents
Author: National Institute on Drug Abuse
Description: By focusing attention on measurable outcomes, community monitoring systems can help bring about genuine and critical improvements in the lives of children and adolescents in every community.

Article 6 – Evaluation Findings: The Detention Diversion Advocacy Program Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Authors: Lisa Feldman, Charis Kubrin
Description: DDAP has shown impressive results in its first year, both in its attempts to target the highest risk youth, and to monitor them while they await case disposition. The study found that the DDAP program was implemented in such a way as to be able to address key programmatic goals through intensive case management, collaboration with parents, judges, and schools, and a caring yet authoritative technique in working with clients.

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Article 1 – Juvenile Justice
Author: Lawrence Steinberg
Description: An article from The Future of Children journal; Illegible due to scanning.

Article 2 – Improving Professional Judgments of Risk and Amenability in Juvenile Justice
Authors: Edwward Mulvey, Anne-Marie Iselin
Description: Illegible due to scanning.

Article 3 – Disproportionate Minority Contact
Author: Alex R. Pupero (sp?)
Description: Illegible due to scanning.

Article 4 – Juvenile Crime and Criminal Justice: Resolving Border Disputes
Author: Jeffrey Fogan
Description: Illegible due to scanning.

Article 5 – Costs and Benefits of Early Childhood Intervention
Author: Peter Greenwood
Description: This report bases its conclusion on a review of nine programs on which evaluations were performed that assessed developmental indicators, educational achievement, economic well-being, and health for program participants. One page only.

Article 6 – Job Training for Juveniles: Project CRAFT
Authors: Robin Hamilton, Kay McKinney
Description: One page discussion of a 4 year evaluation of Project CRAFT.

Article 7 – Aftercare Services
Author: Steve Gies
Description: This first bulletin in the series examines aftercare services that provide youth with comprehensive health, mental health, education, family, and vocational services upon their release from the juvenile justice system.

Article 8 – Rebuilding the Infrastructure for At-risk Youth
Authors: Barry Krisberg, Linh Vuong
Description: A Special Report for the National Council on Crime and Deliquency.

Article 9 – How the Justice System Responds to Juvenile Victims: A Comprehensive Model
Authors: David Finkelhor, Theodore Cross, Elise Cantor
Description: This Bulletin introduces the concept that a justice system exists that responds to juvenile victims.

Article 10 – Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement Databook
Author: Melissa Sickmund
Description: How to use the Databook, available online.

Article 11 – Effective Program Services and Models Associated with the Five Graduated Sanction and Intervention Levels of Juvenile Justice
Author: National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
Description: Screengrab of the webpage Juvenile Graduated Sanctions E-Tool.

Article 12 – Youth Under Age 18 in the Adult Criminal Justice System
Author: Christopher Hartney
Description: Fact Sheet Views from the National Council on Crime and Delinquency.

Article 13 – Addressing the Needs of Youth with Disabilities in the Juvenile Justice System: The Current Status of Evidence-Based Research
Authors: Daniel Mears, Laudan Aron, Jenny Bernstein
Description: This report summarizes the state of knowledge about children an youth with disabilities at risk of delinquency or already involved with the juvenile justice system.

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Article 1 – Domestic Violence’s Affect on Children in the Home
Author: DC Metropolitan Police
Description: Brochure from the Domestic Violence Unit.

Article 2 – Ten Years of Leaving Foster Children Behind: The Long Decline in Federal Support for Abused and Neglected Children
Author: John Sciamanna
Description: Discussion of updating foster care and adoption programs and standards, with recommendations.

Article 3 – The Effectiveness of Early Childhood Home Visitation in Preventing Violence: A Systematic Review
Authors: Oleg Bilukha, Robert Hahn, Alex Crosby, Mindy Fullilove, Akiva Liberman, Eve Moscicki, Susan Snyder, Farris Tuma, Phaedra Corso, Amanda Schofield, Peter Briss
Description: A systematic review of scientific evidence of the effectiveness of early childhood home visitation for preventing violence, with a focus on violence by and against juveniles.

Article 4 – America’s Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being 2007
Author: Katherine Wallman
Description: A compendium of indicators, drawn from the most reliable official statistics, illustrative of both promises and the difficulties confronting our Nation’s Young People.

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Article 1 – Process Evaluation of the Pennsylvania Bureau of Juvenile Justice Services’ Aftercare Program
Authors: Carl McCurley, Anne Stahl, Douglas Thomas
Description: Final report submitted to the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency with a purpose of providing an evaluation of the design and implementation of the Pennsylvania Bureau of Juvenile Justice Services’ new model of aftercare. Same article as YCM-7 article 1.

Article 2 – Response to DC Crime “Emergency” Ineffective, Misplaced
Author: Justice Policy Institute
Description: Erosion of confidentiality threatens youth rehabilitation; Curfews ineffective at reducing crime.

Article 3 – OJJDP News @ Glance, January/February 2009
Author: U.S. Department of Justice
Description: See Title

Article 4 – Juvenile Crime and Criminal Justice: Resolving Border Disputes
Author: Jeffrey Fagan
Description: This article examines research evidence regarding whether legislative mandates that have increased the rates of youth being tried in adult criminal court have reduced juvenile crime.

Article 5 – Prevention and Intervention Programs for Juvenile Offenders
Author: Peter Greenwood
Description: This article reviews the methods used to identify the best prevention and intervention programs for juvenile offenders, explains how program effectiveness is measured, provides an overview of programs that work, and offers guidance on how jurisdictions can move toward more evidence-based practices.

Article 6 – A Blueprint for Change: Improving the System Response to Youth with Mental Health Needs Involved with the Juvenile Justice System
Author: Regional Research Institute for Human Services
Description: The largest investment ever in mental health research at the time (2001), published by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

Article 7 – Juvenile Delinquency Guidelines: Improving Court Practice in Juvenile Delinquency Cases
Author: National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
Description: Introduction only; goals is to provide a common vision and motivational framework for those working toward an improved juvenile delinquency system.

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Article 1 – Youth Courts: An Empirical Update and Analysis of Future Organizational and Research Needs
Author: HFI Report Series
Description: This paper is the third in a series of reports on the status of youth courts in the United States.

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Article 1 – School Yard or Prison Yard: Improving Outcomes for Marginalized Youth
Authors: Marsha Weissman, Elaine Wolf, Kathryn Sowards, Christine Abate, Pamela Weinberg, Charlee Marthia
Description: This study looks such an intervention that was designed by the Center for Community Alternatives’ to help young people step off of the prison track.

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Article 1 – Youth Under Age 18 in the Adult Criminal Justice System
Author: Christopher Hartney
Description: Fact Sheet Views from the National Council on Crime and Delinquency.

Article 2 – Juveniles within Adult Correctional Settings: Legal Pathways and Developmental Considerations
Authors: Jennifer Wollard, Candice Odgers, Lonn Lanza-Kaduce, Hayley Daglis
Description: This article details the legal mechanisms that bring adolescents into the adult system.

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Article 1 – Children as Victims and Perpetrators of Crime and the United Nations Criminal Justie Programme: From Standard Setting Towards Implementation and Action
Author: United Nations
Description: From Restorative Justice Online

Article 2 – Making What Works’ Work: Practical Application of Evidence Based Practice
Author: Juvenile Justice Commission
Description: A PowerPoint Presentation from the ICCA Annual Conference, 2005.

Article 3 – (?)sight by the Division of Juvenile Corrections evidence(?)-based services for serious chronic offenders
Author: None Listed
Description: List of Program Focuses and Outcomes

Article 4 – Juveniles and Reentry
Author: None Listed
Description: Page of statistics and data.

Article 5 – No Violence is G.R.E.A.T. Gang Resistance Education and Training
Author: None Listed
Description: Middle School Component, Elementary School Curriculum, Families, Summer Program

Article 6 – Probation & Parole Violation Hearing Checklist, The Trial/Adjudication Hearing Checklist, The Detention or Initial Hearing Checklist
Author: None Listed
Description: See Title

Article 7 – National Council on Crime and Delinquency Talking Points
Author: The National Council on Crime and Delinquency
Description: Evaluating the Gang Abatement Act and the Youth Promise Act.

Article 8 – The Impact of Incarceration: Issues Affecting Reentry
Author: The Reentry Working Group
Description: One page of information.

Article 9 – JAIS Components: Assessment Interview
Author: The National Council on Crime and Delinquency
Description: Following a semi-structured format with emphasis on a conversational style, the Assessment Interview has been developed to reveal key areas of juvenile functioning and behavior.