ERIC Number: ED476570
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Best Practices in Juvenile Accountability: Overview. JAIBG Bulletin.
This bulletin examines the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's Juvenile Accountability Incentive Block Grants (JAIBG) program, which asserts that juvenile offenders should be held accountable for their crimes as a matter of basic justice and to prevent and deter delinquency. It reviews the developmental perspective shaping juvenile accountability and offers case histories illustrating effective practices that promote accountability. The bulletin highlights other JAIBG Best Practices Series bulletins, including: "Construction, Operations, and Staff Training for Juvenile Confinement Facilities" (David Roush and Michael McMillen); Developing and Administering Accountability-Based Sanctions for Juveniles" (Patrick Griffin); "Workload Measurement for Juvenile Justice System Personnel: Practices and Needs" (Hunter Hurst); "Enhancing Prosecutors' Ability to Combat and Prevent Juvenile Crime in Their Jurisdictions" (Heike Gramchow and Elena Tompkins); "Enabling Prosecutors to Address Drug, Gang, and Youth Violence" (Heike Gramchow and Elena Tompkins); "Focus on Accountability: Best Practices for Juvenile Court and Probation" (Megan Kurlychek, Patricia Torbet, and Melanie Bozynski); "Juvenile Gun Courts: Promoting Accountability and Providing Treatment" (David Sheppard and Patricia Kelly); "Juvenile Drug Court Programs" (Caroline S. Cooper); "Establishing and Maintaining Interagency Information Sharing" (Julie Slayton); "Increasing School Safety through Juvenile Accountability Programs" (Scott H. Decker); "Developing a Policy for Controlled Substance Testing of Juveniles" (Ann H. Crowe and Linda Sydney); and "Ten Steps for Implementing a Program of Controlled Substance Testing of Juveniles" (Ann H. Crowe and Linda Sydney). Findings indicate that among the key policies that effective programs have in common are combining restorative restitution and community service with victim input, teaching juvenile offenders how to make positive choices and resolve disputes without aggression, and using flexible, graduated sanctions. (Contains 30 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Accountability, Adolescents, Block Grants, Case Studies, Cooperative Planning, Court Litigation, Crime Prevention, Delinquency, Drug Use Testing, Intergroup Relations, Juvenile Justice, Probationary Period, School Safety, Staff Development, Violence
Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse, P.O. Box 6000, Rockville, MD 20849-6000. Tel: 800-638-8736 (Toll Free); Tel: 800-851-3420 (Toll Free); Fax: 301-519-5212; Web site: http://puborder.ncjrs.org/Content/search.asp.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.