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Juvenile Assessment Center (JAC)
National Demonstration Project

Award Information

Award #
2005-JL-FX-0130
Location
Awardee County
Miami Dade
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2005
Total funding (to date)
$296,022

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2005, $246,661)

The Miami-Dade Juvenile Assessment Center (JAC) will develop a model for a continuum for intake, assessment, screening and diversion services for minor and serious offenders, and will pilot a medical assessment project. The goal of the intake, assessment, screening and diversion services is to ensure that each juvenile is evaluated and given proper assistance for offenses committed, and the goal of the medical project is to identify medical needs of juveniles and identify health issues for public health policy and planning. The Miami Dade JAC will report on performance measures including increased access to health care and counseling, improved health, and the creation of a training curriculum for a service center.

NCA/NCF

Miami-Dade County, Juvenile Services Department (JSD) will continue to develop a model for a continuum for intake, assessment, screening and diversion services for minor and serious offenders, and will expand to include intervention services and programs for youth at-risk of involvement with the juvenile justice system. The primary goal is the development of the model through 1) the coordination of meetings with the research consultant and community service providers; 2) creation of a training curriculum for JSD case management services; 3) monitoring of new screening, assessment and community service referral protocol; and 4) monitoring movement from community service slot based system to research based needs identification service system for juveniles. NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 13, 2005