ERIC Number: ED440181
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Mar
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The Community Assessment Center Concept. Juvenile Justice Bulletin.
Oldenettel, Debra; Wordes, Madeline
This bulletin is intended to inform juvenile justice practitioners and other youth service providers about the work of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) in developing and demonstrating a Community Assessment Center (CAC) model, and to increase awareness about some of the challenges associated with its implementation. OJJDP's CAC model has four key elements that, when implemented properly, have the potential to impact the lives of youth positively and divert them from serious and violent delinquency: (1) a single point of entry into the juvenile justice system; (2) immediate and comprehensive assessments; (3) a management information system; and (4) integrated case management. School failure and learning disabilities are identified as risk factors that may increase the likelihood of delinquent behavior. Addressing these problems is an aspect of case management for young offenders. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Failure, Community Programs, Delinquency, Juvenile Justice, Learning Disabilities, Management Information Systems, Models, Prevention
Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse, P.O. Box 6000, Rockville, MD 20849-6000. Tel: 800-638-8736 (Toll Free). For full text: http://www.ncjrs.org/pdffiles1/ojjdp/178942.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.