ERIC Number: ED350532
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Mar
Accountability in Dispositions for Juvenile Drug Offenders. Monograph.
Pacific Inst. for Research and Evaluation, Walnut Creek, CA.
Guidelines for the general development and implementation of accountability-based approaches for juvenile drug offenders are presented in this monograph. These topics are discussed: (1) the accountability approach; (2) the relevance of the accountability approach to drug offenders and its relationship to drug abuse treatment; (3) surveys of chief probation officers and court managers, focus groups of juvenile justice professionals, and interviews with directors of juvenile drug programs and community service programs; (4) findings from the survey of chief probation ofn officers and compilation of juvenile corrections data in the areas of nature and extent of the problem, juvenile drug offender profile, and impact on the system; (5) gaps in community supervision with community-based programs for drug offenders often described as inadequate to deal with the special problems presented by the new generation of drug offenders; (6) the three themes which emerged as most lacking in community-based responses, i.e., the need for more structure, a coherent logic for sanctioning drug offenders based on harm done, and performance-based supervision; (7) values, goals, and objectives; (8) suggested pilot project design; and (9) 18 critical elements necessary for effective accountability for juvenile drug offenders. A table of accountability practices for drug offenders, a list of resources, and information on technical training assistance and program funding are included. (ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Justice Programs.
Authoring Institution: Pacific Inst. for Research and Evaluation, Walnut Creek, CA.