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Access to Counsel
OJJDP-Produced, Grant. Juvenile Justice Practices Series. Examines access to legal counsel in the juvenile justice system. Available online only. June 2004. 34 pages. NCJ 204063
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Court Performance Measures in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases: Guide to Judicial Workload Assessment
OJJDP-Produced. Presents a method for obtaining data on judicial workloads in abuse and neglect cases, which includes an assessment of what is required for best practice in these cases. April 2009. 72 pages. NCJ 223571
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Court Performance Measures in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases: Implementation Guide
OJJDP-Produced. Provides practical advice on how to set up a 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. April 2009. 76 pages. NCJ 223568
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Court Performance Measures in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases: Key Measures
OJJDP-Produced. Outlines nine measures that have been identified as key to determining court performance in child abuse and neglect cases. April 2009. 44 pages. NCJ 223567
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Court Performance Measures in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases: Technical Guide
OJJDP-Produced. Describes all 30 court performance measures for child abuse and neglect cases. April 2009. 310 pages. NCJ 223570
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Court Performance Measures in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases: User's Guide to Nonautomated Data Collection
OJJDP-Produced. Explains how to use nonautomated data collection methods (such as file review, court observation, interviews, and focus groups) to enhance performance measurement. April 2009. 48 pages. NCJ 223569
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Due Process Advocacy
OJJDP-Produced. This fact sheet provides information about and findings from an OJJDP-supported study on legal representation of juvenile delinquents. January 1997. 2 pages. NCJ 247766
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Innovative Approaches to Juvenile Indigent Defense
OJJDP-Produced. Describes promising approaches that ensure quality legal services for young people and describes the collaboration between the American Bar Association and OJJDP to further the goal of ensuring effective legal representation for juvenile defendants. December 1998. 8 pages. NCJ 171151
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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, 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, 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 Delinquency Guidelines: Improving Court Practice in Juvenile Delinquency Cases
OJJDP-Sponsored. Provides a benchbook of best practices that was developed by a committee of judges, a Chief Justice, prosecutors, defense attorneys, juvenile justice practitioners, and other professionals representing key stakeholders in the juvenile justice system, through the support of OJJDP. July 2005. 308 pages. NCJ 210606
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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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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, 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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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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