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Publication cover Status Offenders and Race
Dec 12, 2014, Center for Children's Law and Policy
Status Offenders and Race
Publication cover Advancing Juvenile Justice: Recommendations in Three Key Areas
Dec 8, 2014, Mental Health and Juvenile Justice Collaborative for Change, Robert F. Kennedy National Resource Center for Juvenile Justice, Status Offense Reform Center
As OJJDP considers how best to carry out its mission, three core issues stand out for their intense need, their proven potential for reform, and the opportunities they offer OJJDP to lead significant…
Publication cover Keeping Kids Out of Court: Rethinking Our Response to Status Offenses
Oct 8, 2014, Status Offense Reform Center
Status offenses are behaviors that are problematic but non-criminal in nature —such as running away from home, skipping school, or violating curfew—which are prohibited under the law only…
Publication cover Runaway Youth: A Research Brief
May 28, 2014, Sydney McKinney, Status Offense Reform Center
Running away is a status offense in 39 states. While the exact number of youth who run away from home each year is unknown, evidence suggests that most return home within a few days. This research…
Publication cover SORC Toolkit Module 3: Planning and Implementing System Change
Apr 30, 2014, Status Offense Reform Center, Vera Institute of Justice
Toolkit for Status Offense System Reform Transforming a juvenile justice oriented status offense system – one that is likely complex and has been in place for decades – into one that is…
Publication cover SORC Toolkit Module 1: Structuring System Change
Mar 19, 2014, Status Offense Reform Center, Vera Institute of Justice
Toolkit for Status Offense System Reform Transforming a juvenile justice oriented status offense system – one that is likely complex and has been in place for decades – into one that…
Publication cover SORC Toolkit Module 2: Using Local Information to Guide System Change
Mar 19, 2014, Status Offense Resource Center, Vera Institute of Justice
Toolkit for Status Offense System Reform Transforming a juvenile justice oriented status offense system – one that is likely complex and has been in place for decades – into one that…
Publication cover Kids Doing Time for What's Not a Crime: The Over-Incarceration of Status Offenders
Mar 18, 2014, Marc Levin & Derek Cohen, Texas Public Policy Foundation
This new report from the Texas Public Policy Foundation was developed in order to produce an up-to-date understanding of the nation’s progress in reducing confinement of status offenders,…
Publication cover Innovation Brief: Using Community Truancy Boards to Tackle Truancy
Dec 12, 2013, Bonnie Bush, Juvenile Court Administrator, Spokane County Juvenile Court
In 2007, after a coalition of community stakeholders expressed concern with the high dropout rates and high occurrence of truancy in their Eastern Washington community, the Spokane County Juvenile…
Publication cover From Courts to Communities: The Right Response to Truancy, Running Away, and Other Status Offenses
Dec 9, 2013, Annie Salsich, Jennifer Trone at Vera Institute of Justice
Young people who run away from home, skip school, or engage in other risky behaviors that are only prohibited because of their age end up in courtrooms every year by the thousands. Responding to…
Publication cover Model Tribal Juvenile Codes
Jul 31, 2013, Matthew Ficcagblia, Professor Ron J. Whitener
The Model Tribal Youth Codes reflect a core commitment to providing tribes with juvenile statutes assuring the fundamental rights of children and their parents, guardians and custodians, and allowing…
Publication cover Clark County Truancy Manual
Mar 1, 2013, Jodi Martin
The Clark County Truancy Manual is intended to provide a single source of information for individuals involved in the truancy court process, including school officials, Juvenile Court staff, Clark…
Publication cover Addressing the Needs of Multi-System Youth: Strengthening the Connection between Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice
Mar 1, 2012, Center for Juvenile Justice Reform at Georgetown University and Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps
It has been known for quite some time that children involved in the child welfare system are at risk of “crossing over” to the juvenile justice system and, inversely, that many juvenile…
Publication cover Updated Literature Review on Truancy
Jun 30, 2011, Tonisha Jones, PhD; Nicholas Lovrich, PhD
A literature review on key concepts, history and research relating to truancy, with a particular focus on Washington State.
Publication cover Massachusetts Youth Screening Instrument - Version 2 (MAYSI-2) Data Report Clark County, WA (ESD 112) Truancy Project
Jun 28, 2011, NYSAP
Report prepared by the National Youth Screening & Assessment Project summarizing the results of the MAYSI-2 testing of 95 youth entering the Clark County Truancy Program during the 2010-2011…
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