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Access to Counsel
Bulletin: Juvenile Justice Practice Series, June 2004. Examines access to legal counsel in the juvenile justice system. Available online only. 34 pages. NCJ 204063.
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Court Performance Measures in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases: Guide to Judicial Workload Assessment
Report, April 2009. 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. 72 pages. NCJ 223571
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Court Performance Measures in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases: Key Measures
Report, April 2009. Outlines nine measures that have been identified as key to determining court performance in child abuse and neglect cases. 44 pages. NCJ 223567
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Court Performance Measures in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases: Implementation Guide
Report, April 2009. 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. 76 pages. NCJ 223568
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Court Performance Measures in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases: Technical Guide
Report, April 2009. Describes all 30 court performance measures for child abuse and neglect cases. 324 pages. NCJ 223570
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Court Performance Measures in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases: User’s Guide to Nonautomated Data Collection
Report, April 2009. Explains how to use nonautomated data collection methods (such as file review, court observation, interviews, and focus groups) to enhance performance measurement. 48 pages. NCJ 223569
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Delinquency Cases in Juvenile Courts, 1991
Fact Sheet, April 1994. Presents statistics related to delinquency cases processed by U.S. juvenile courts in 1991, highlighting various aspects of such cases, including gender, age, race, detention, intake, waiver, and adjudication and disposition. 2 pages. FS 9418.
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Due Process Advocacy
Fact Sheet, January 1997. Summarizes the findings of an American Bar Association survey of juvenile legal defense services, published in a report titled A Call for Justice: An Assessment of Access to Counsel and Quality of Representation in Delinquency Proceedings. 2 pages. FS 9749.
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Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice Annual Report 2008
Report, November 2008. This report presents concerns and recommendations from juvenile justice experts and career professionals from every State and territory in the United States. 65 pages. NCJ 223723.
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Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice Annual Report 2009
Report, September 2009. This report presents concerns and recommendations from juvenile justice experts and career professionals from every State and territory in the United States. 38 pages. NCJ 226967.
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Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice Annual Report 2010
Report, November 2010. This report presents concerns and recommendations from juvenile justice experts and career professionals from every State and territory in the United States. 49 pages. NCJ 231620.
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Innovative Approaches to Juvenile Indigent Defense
Bulletin, December 1998. 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. 8 pages. NCJ 171151.
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Juvenile Accountability Incentive Block Grants Program
Fact Sheet, April 1998. Summarizes OJJDP's Juvenile Accountability Incentive Block Grants program, which provides funds to states and local units of government to help them build correctional/detention facilities, hire court staff, address drugs and gang violence, establish speciality courts, and conduct related activities. 2 pages. FS 9876.
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Juvenile Court Statistics, 2006-2007
Report, May 2010. 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. 158 pages. NCJ 230105.
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Juvenile Court Statistics, 2009
Report, July 2012. Tracks trends in delinquency cases between 1985 and 2009 and in petitioned status offense cases processed between 1995 and 2009. 152 pages. NCJ 239114.
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Juvenile Court Statistics 2010
OJJDP-Sponsored. Report, June 2013. Tracks trends in delinquency cases between 1985 and 2010 and in petitioned status offense cases processed between 1995 and 2010. 116 pages. NCJ 244080.
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Juvenile Delinquency Guidelines: Improving Court Practice in Juvenile Delinquency Cases
NCJFCJ Report, July 2005. 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. NCJ 210606.
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, March/April 2010
Newsletter: OJJDP News @ a Glance, March/April 2010. 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. Available online only. NCJ 229711.
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, March/April 2013
Newsletter, March/April 2013. 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; and more. NCJ 241367.
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Workload Measurement for Juvenile Justice System Personnel: Practices and Needs
Bulletin: Juvenile Accountability Block Grants Series, December 1999. Reviews workload measurement methods and related issues for juvenile court judges, court-appointed defenders, probation officers, and pretrial services employees. 8 pages. NCJ 178895.
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