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Best Practices in Juvenile Accountability: Overview
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Juvenile Accountability Block Grants Series. Provides an indepth history of OJJDP's Juvenile Accountability Block Grants (JABG) Program, reviews the developmental perspective shaping juvenile accountability, and offers case histories illustrating effective practices that promote accountability. April 2003. 12 pages. NCJ 184745
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Best Practices in Juvenile Corrections and Detention
OJJDP-Sponsored. This report discusses major issues confronting juvenile corrections and detention personnel, current practices associated with those issues, and "Best Practices" for the 21st century. 2001. 65 pages. NCJ 187856
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Construction, Operations, and Staff Training for Juvenile Confinement Facilities
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Juvenile Accountability Block Grants Series. Provides practitioners practical guidance on best practices under Program Purpose Area 1 of the Juvenile Accountability Block Grants program. January 2000. 28 pages. NCJ 178928
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Corrections Model
OJJDP-Sponsored. This model for a correctional facility's gang suppression and intervention program describes basic strategies and their components, analyzes selected issues in the social control of youth gangs, and discusses differences in the application of these strategies and ways to handle gang-related issues in correctional contexts with chronic and emerging gang problems. 1991. 17 pages. NCJ 147633
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Corrections: Technical Assistance Manual
OJJDP-Sponsored. This manual is designed to enhance the ability of correctional staff to control youth gang problems within the institution, develop correctional services that promote positive behavior change by gang youths, and strengthen the linkages between the institution and community agencies that contribute to the achievement of institutional mission responsibilities. 1992. 71 pages. NCJ 142966
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Curriculum for Training Educators of Youth in Confinement
OJJDP-Produced. This fact sheet summarizes the nine modules of the National Training Curriculum for Educators of Youth in Confinement Facilities (Educator's Curriculum). March 2000. 2 pages. NCJ 181355
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Emergency Planning for Juvenile Justice Residential Facilities
OJJDP-Produced. Provides information about how facilities can ensure that youth receive the supports and services they require as they experience the disruptions that emergencies inevitably cause. October 2011. 50 pages. NCJ 234936
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Guidelines for the Screening of Persons Working With Children, the Elderly, and Individuals With Disabilities in Need of Support
OJJDP-Produced. Presents a logical decision model to guide the screening decisions of individuals and organizations that hire employees or recruit volunteers to work with children, the elderly, or the disabled. April 1998. 61 pages. NCJ 167248
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Improving Literacy Skills of Juvenile Detainees
OJJDP-Produced. Describes programs designed to teach illiterate youth to read and write by using a nontraditional, motivational approach that provides students with immediate positive feedback and then encourages them to strive for success. October 1994. 6 pages. NCJ 150707
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Jurisdictional Technical Assistance Package for Juvenile Corrections
OJJDP-Produced. Provides jurisdictions with guidance in assessing local needs for corrections technical assistance and committing available resources to address those needs. Available online only. December 2000. 273 pages. NCJ 179194
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Juvenile Detention Training Needs Assessment
OJJDP-Produced. Discusses ways to enhance the job-related knowledge, skills, and abilities of juvenile detention personnel. April 1996. 75 pages. NCJ 156833
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Juvenile Intensive Supervision: Planning Guide
OJJDP-Produced, OJJDP-Sponsored. Offers practitioners the tools they need to implement community-based intensive supervision programs as alternatives to long-term institutional confinement for designated juvenile offenders. October 1994. 95 pages. NCJ 150065
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Juvenile Justice Program Evaluation: An Overview
OJJDP-Sponsored. This briefing was prepared to provide juvenile justice program managers with a seven-step program evaluation process that they can implement. 2001. 16 pages. NCJ 196055
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Juvenile Probation: The Workhorse of the Juvenile Justice System
OJJDP-Produced. Discusses the work of juvenile probation officers and probation departments, the characteristics of youth on probation, and challenges to probation. March 1996. 6 pages. NCJ 158534
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Reducing Disproportionate Minority Contact: Preparation at the Local Level
OJJDP-Produced. Describes strategies that States and communities can use to reduce disproportionate minority contact with the juvenile justice system. September 2009. 12 pages. NCJ 218861
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Serious Habitual Offender Comprehensive Action Program
OJJDP-Produced. This fact sheet provides information about the Serious Habitual Offender Comprehensive Action Program (SHOCAP), which seeks to improve public safety by involving law enforcement, court, and corrections personnel, as well as educators and social service providers in a cooperative process to share information and manage juvenile justice cases. August 1996. 2 pages. NCJ 247955
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Standards Relating to Architecture of Facilities
OJJDP-Sponsored, American Bar Association. These standards, part of a series of volumes of standards relating to juvenile justice administration, provide a comprehensive set of evaluative criteria for the development and realization of architectural programs for juvenile detention and corrections facilities. 1980. 103 pages. NCJ 83567
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Standards Relating to Corrections Administration
OJJDP-Sponsored. 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. 1980. 223 pages. NCJ 83566
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Standards Relating to Planning for Juvenile Justice
OJJDP-Sponsored. These standards for juvenile justice planning, part of a series of volumes of standards for various aspects of juvenile justice administration, focus on general planning principles for juvenile justice agencies, organization of the planning network, functions of the juvenile justice planner, and roles for external participants in the planning process. 1980. 129 pages. NCJ 83572
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Standards Relating to Youth Service Agencies
OJJDP-Sponsored, American Bar Association. These juvenile justice standards for youth service agencies (YSA's) cover the establishment of YSA's, objectives, decision structure, access to YSA's, the service system, monitoring and assessment, and organization and administration. 1980. 144 pages. NCJ 83574
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Training of Staff in Juvenile Detention and Correctional Facilities
OJJDP-Produced. This fact sheet assesses the need for enhanced training for juvenile justice practioners, pariculary for juvenile caseworkers. July 1996. 2 pages. NCJ 247999
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Workload Measurement for Juvenile Justice System Personnel: Practices and Needs
OJJDP-Produced, Bulletin. Juvenile Accountability Block Grants Series. Reviews workload measurement methods and related issues for juvenile court judges, court-appointed defenders, probation officers, and pretrial services employees. December 1999. 8 pages. NCJ 178895
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