A Handbook for Evidence-Based Juvenile Justice Systems by James C. Howell, Mark W. Lipsey, John J. Wilson

By James C. Howell, Mark W. Lipsey, John J. Wilson

This guide promotes a entire technique based on evidence-based programming for juvenile justice structures to undertake or increase their present procedure. the excellent technique is supported strongly by way of the extensive examine base that's now on hand. This approach acknowledges, first, quite small share of the juveniles who at the start input the juvenile justice approach will turn out to be severe, violent, or power offenders, yet that workforce money owed for a wide share of the general quantity of delinquency. a tremendous component to a complete evidence-based juvenile justice process, hence, is distinguishing those offenders from others and focusing consciousness and assets on that smaller crew. moment, a accomplished process acknowledges that critical, violent, or continual delinquency emerges alongside developmental pathways that growth from much less to extra critical profiles of offending. precedence needs to be given to interrupting those criminal careers by means of calibrating the extent of supervision and keep an eye on of the juveniles’ habit to their point of danger. The 3rd significant portion of a finished method, accordingly, is efficacious intervention courses which are able to lowering the recidivism of these juveniles in danger for additional delinquency. the great approach for critical, Violent, and protracted Juvenile Offenders is an administrative framework that helps a continuum of companies that parallel the improvement of criminal careers. This framework emphasizes evidence-based programming in particular on recidivism aid, and helps protocols for constructing finished remedies that fit powerful providers with criminal remedy wishes alongside the life-course of antisocial careers, as they flow from consumption onward, to probation, neighborhood courses, confinement, and reentry. Juvenile justice platforms will reap the benefits of incorporation of a finished procedure as supplied within the instruction manual.

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2a. 2b. 2c. 2d. 2e. Risk and Protective Factors within the Community/Neighborhood Domain Risk Factors Protective Factors Disadvantaged neighborhood Residential instability Racial/ethnic transition Low resident cohesion/informal social control Exposure to firearm violence Availability of firearms Availability of drugs Low neighborhood attachment Feeling unsafe Youth often in trouble Non-deprived neighborhood Non-violent neighborhood Note: Typical age at risk: six to fourteen; Typical age at outcome: twelve to seventeen; Typical ages at protection: six to seventeen.

Post-release supervision and reentry aftercare programs for offenders released from residential and correctional facilities. As noted earlier, most minor juvenile offenders are self-correcting, that is, they do not have lifetime careers. In most cases this large group never comes to the attention of JJ systems. They either mature out of delinquency or desist on their own volition, perhaps in response to influence of parents, teachers, or prosocial peers. Hence not all youth who happen to be arrested or referred to juvenile courts need to be treated as if they are beginning a lifetime of crime.

In short, persistent offenders typically follow an orderly progression from less to more serious problem behaviors and delinquency from childhood to adolescence. , 2008). The following proportions were observed in the original Pittsburgh sample (Loeber, Farrington, Stouthamer-Loeber, and White, 2008): • About one-fourth of all children who engaged in pre-delinquent disruptive behavior escalated to minor delinquent acts. • About one-third escalated to SVC delinquency. • About two-thirds persisted in moderate to serious offending during adolescence.

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