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Improving Juvenile and Family Court Handling of Juvenile Delinquency Cases: Guidelines for Improving Court Practice ' Phase II

Award Information

Award #
2005-JR-FX-K021
Location
Awardee County
Washoe
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2005
Total funding (to date)
$350,000

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2005, $175,000)

Since September 2002, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ), with funding from OJJDP, has been leading a project entitled Improving Juvenile and Family Court Handling of Juvenile Delinquency Cases: Guidelines for Improving Court Practice. This project envisions implementing a national initiative to improve court and systems handling of juvenile delinquency cases. The goal of Phase I of the project is the development of a comprehensive publication detailing recommended responses to juvenile delinquency to be used by judges, prosecutors, defense counsel, child advocates, probation officers, law enforcement, and service providers nationwide as a tool for practice improvements and systems reform. This publication, the JUVENILE DELINQUENCY GUIDELINES, is scheduled for publication and dissemination in 2005. Phase II of the larger project, implementation of the GUIDELINES, envisions moving the JUVENILE DELINQUENCY GUIDELINES from policy to practice through the application and evaluation of the implementation of practice recommendations in the field via two Juvenile Delinquency Guidelines Model Court sites. NCA/NCF

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ), with funding from OJJDP, has been leading a high profile national project entitled Improving Juvenile and Family Court Handling of Juvenile Delinquency Cases: Guidelines for Improving Court Practice. This project was released in 2005 and is now implementing a national initiative to improve court practice in Juvenile Justice Systems across America. cases.

The goal of Phase I of the project is the development of a comprehensive publication detailing recommended responses to juvenile delinquency to be used by judges, prosecutors, defense counsel, child advocates, probation officers, law enforcement, and service providers nationwide as a tool for practice improvements and systems reform. This publication, the JUVENILE DELINQUENCY GUIDELINES, were released in 2005.

Phase II of the larger project, implementation of the GUIDELINES, envisions moving the JUVENILE DELINQUENCY GUIDELINES from policy to practice through the application and evaluation of the implementation of practice recommendations in the field via two Juvenile Delinquency Guidelines Model Court sites. Nine new Courts of Excellence will be implemented.
NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 22, 2005