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Analysis of Federally Prosecuted CSEC Cases since the Passage of the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Prevention Act of 2000
Feburary 2008. This national analysis of Federal prosecutions of cases that involved the commercial sexual exploitation of children and youth (CSEC) focused on whether existing laws related to CSEC are being enforced, the key features of successful CSEC cases, the factors that predict convictions, the factors that predict sentence length, whether U.S. courts have increased penalties for sexual crimes against children, and the effects of CSEC legislation on service providers who work with these victims. 163 pages. NCJ 222023.
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Burglary Cases in Juvenile Court, 1989-1998
May 2002. This fact sheet details trends in offense rates and judicial handling of juvenile burglary offenders. 2 pages. NCJ 195282.
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Court Performance Measures in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases: Guide to Judicial Workload Assessment
April 2009. This volume of the toolkit presents a method for obtaining data on judicial workloads in abuse and neglect cases and includes an assessment of what is required for best practice in these cases, discusses different approaches to workload analysis, and provides tools for conducting analyses. 72 pages. NCJ 223571.
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Court Performance Measures in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases: Implementation Guide
April 2009. This volume of the toolkit provides practical advice to child abuse and neglect courts on how to set up a court performance measurement team, assess capacity, prioritize among measurement needs, plan data collection activities, and use the data generated through the performance measurement process to plan reforms. 76 pages. NCJ 223568.
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Court Performance Measures in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases: Key Measures
April 2009. This volume of the toolkit outlines nine measures that have been identified as key to determining court performance in child abuse and neglect cases and discusses the goal of each measure, data requirements, calculation and interpretation, and important related measures. 44 pages. NCJ 223567.
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Court Performance Measures in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases: Technical Guide
April 2009. This toolkit provides practical and comprehensive guidance in measuring court performance in child abuse and neglect cases, measuring the effects of activities performed and determining what works and what does not work. 310 pages. NCJ 223570.
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Court Performance Measures in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases: User's Guide to Nonautomated Data Collection
April 2009. This volume of the toolkit explains how to use nonautomated data collection methods, such as review, court observation, interviews, and focus groups, to complete the performance measurement picture on child abuse and neglect cases. 48 pages. NCJ 223569.
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Delays in Youth Justice
Feburary 2014. This research bulletin reviews a study that employed to different data sources to examine delays in juvenile case processing. 5 pages. NCJ 237149.
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Delinquency Cases in Juvenile Court, 2007
June 2010. This fact sheet presents data on delinquency cases in juvenile court for the year 2007. 4 pages. NCJ 230168.
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Delinquency Cases in Juvenile Court, 2009
October 2012. This fact sheet presents data on delinquency cases in juvenile court for the year 2009. 4 pages. NCJ 239081.
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Delinquency Cases in Juvenile Court, 2010
Feburary 2014. This fact sheet presents a summary of data from "Juvenile Court Statistics 2010" addressing the number and trends in the cases handled by the Nationís juvenile courts. 4 pages. NCJ 243041.
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Effects of Federal Legislation on the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children
July 2010. This study examined the effects of the Federal Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000 (TVPA) on the Federal prosecution of cases that involve the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC). 12 pages. NCJ 228631.
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Enabling Prosecutors to Address Drug, Gang, and Youth Violence
December 1999. This bulletin, one in a series featuring Juvenile Accountability Incentive Block Grants Program best practices, offers data on recent trends in juvenile violence, juvenile drug offenses, and gang-related juvenile offending and describes prosecutorial responses to such offenses. 12 pages. NCJ 178917.
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Enhancing Prosecutors' Ability To Combat and Prevent Juvenile Crime in Their Jurisdictions
December 1999. This bulletin provides recommendations for the effective use of additional prosecutors and the use of technology to increase efficiency in the juvenile justice system. 20 pages. NCJ 178916.
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Establishing and Maintaining Interagency Information Sharing
March 2000. This bulletin, part of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's Juvenile Accountability Incentive Block Grants, summarizes what is necessary to establish and maintain an interagency information sharing program. 16 pages. NCJ 178281.
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Forming a Multidisciplinary Team To Investigate Child Abuse
March 2000. This manual explains the benefits of a multidisciplinary team (MDT) to investigate child abuse and provides advice on forming and operating an effective team. 28 pages. NCJ 170020.
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Gang Prosecution Manual
July 2009. Prepared by working prosecutors and investigators from different States, this manual assists local prosecutors and investigators in preparing for a gang-related crime prosecution, from the initial crime-scene investigation to preparing and presenting the case, followed by sentencing specific to gang cases. 121 pages. NCJ 228289.
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Gang Suppression and Intervention: Community Models, Research Summary
October 1994. This reportt presents a prototype for the design and mobilization of community efforts to counter youth gangs through efforts by police, prosecutors, judges, probation and parole officers, corrections officers, schools, employers, community- based agencies, and a range of grassroots organizations. 35 pages. NCJ 148202.
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Interviewing Child Witnesses and Victims of Sexual Abuse
July 2006. This guide provides practical information for law enforcement officers, child protection workers, child abuse investigators, and others whose work involves obtaining information from children who may be victims or witnesses of child sexual abuse. 24 pages. NCJ 214124.
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Investigating Hate Crimes on the Internet
2003. This brief provides information about the growing problem of hate crimes on the Internet and guidelines in the investigation and prosecution of these crimes. 22 pages. NCJ 203459.
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Juvenile Accountability Incentive Block Grants: Strategic Planning Guide
January 1999. This manual is intended to serve as a planning tool and to provide a conceptual framework by which local and State agencies can analyze juvenile justice system needs and determine the most effective use of Federal funds provided through the Juvenile Accountability Incentive Block Grant (JAIBG) program established by Congress in 1998. 62 pages. NCJ 172846.
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Juvenile Court Statistics, 2006-2007
March 2010. Drawing on data from the National Juvenile Court Data Archive, this report profiles the nearly 1.7 million delinquency cases processed each year by U.S. courts with juvenile jurisdiction in 2006 and 2007; the report also describes trends in delinquency cases processed by juvenile courts between 1985 and 2007, as well as status offense cases handled between 1995 and 2007. 170 pages. NCJ 230105.
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Juvenile Court Statistics, 2009
July 2012. This report from the National Center for Juvenile Justice presents data on juvenile delinquency cases handled by juvenile courts in 2009. 152 pages. NCJ 239114.
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Juvenile Court Statistics 2010
June 2013. This report presents data on delinquency cases processed between 1985 and 2010 by U.S. courts with juvenile jurisdiction, as well as status-offense cases processed between 2005 and 2010. 116 pages. NCJ 244080.
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Juvenile Delinquency and Community Prosecution: New Strategies for Old Problems
January 2004. This monograph explains community prosecution of delinquency cases, provides an overview of the potential interface between community prosecution and juvenile justice, discusses the legal and systemic issues that the APRI (American Prosecutors Research Institute) identified during its site visits, reviews some common issues between community prosecution and juvenile justice, and compares community prosecution with the emerging juvenile justice philosophy of balanced and restorative justice. 39 pages. NCJ 205078.
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Juvenile Delinquency Guidelines: Improving Court Practice in Juvenile Delinquency Cases
July 2005. This handbook presents basic guidelines for effective court practice in juvenile delinquency cases. 308 pages. NCJ 210606.
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Juvenile Vandalism, 1996
October 1998. This fact sheet presents data on nationwide juvenile vandalism cases for 1996 and the number of vandalism cases involved in formal court processing between 1986 and 1995. 2 pages. NCJ 198527.
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Juvenile Vandalism, 1997
July 2000. This fact sheet presents data on nationwide juvenile vandalism cases for 1997 and the number of vandalism cases involved in formal court processing between 1988 and 1997. 2 pages. NCJ 188863.
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The National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse
August 2001. This fact sheet profiles the resources for countering child abuse that are offered by the National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse. 2 pages. NCJ 189728.
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The National Juvenile Court Data Archive Web Site
December 2001. 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. 2 pages. NCJ 191392.
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, March/April 2010
March 2010. This issue reports on various recent events and activities in which the U.S. Justice Department's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has had a role. 14 pages. NCJ 229711.
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, March/April 2013
April 2013. This March/April edition of OJJDP News @ a Glance presents current programs at the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. 0 pages. NCJ 241367.
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Prosecution of Child Abuse: A Meta-Analysis of Rates of Criminal Justice Decisions
October 2003. A meta-analysis study was performed on the rates of criminal justice decisions in 21 identified studies of prosecution of child abuse. 18 pages. NCJ 202834.
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Prosecutor: Technical Assistance Manual
1992. This manual is designed to assist prosecutors and their staffs in crafting and instituting a communitywide response to youth gangs. 56 pages. NCJ 142669.
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Robbery Cases in Juvenile Court, 1989-1998
February 2002. This fact sheet provides data and information on the number and disposition of robbery cases in juvenile courts for the period 1989 through 1998. 2 pages. NCJ 193440.
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Serious Habitual Offender Comprehensive Action Program
August 1996. 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. 2 pages. NCJ 247955.
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Standards Relating to Prosecution
1980. These standards for the prosecution of juveniles cover the organization of the juvenile prosecutor's office, the preadjudication phase, uncontested adjudication proceedings, the adjudicatory phase, the dispositional phase, and postdisposition proceedings. 99 pages. NCJ 83583.
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Working Together to Stop the Prostitution of Children Videoconference
December 2003. This national video teleconference profiles programs in three cities (New York, Atlanta, and San Francisco) designed to counter child prostitution, interspersed with viewer questions to a panel of experts who have been involved in such efforts. Videotape: NCJ 203280. DVD: NCJ 212279.
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