Publications

The Lens of Implicit Bias
The Lens of Implicit Bias
June 1, 2009
This article looks at the bias with which people view the world, how that bias impacts decisions and how to reduce the implicit bias in our decision-making, in juvenile and family justice.  More
Graduated Sanctions for Juvenile Offenders: A Program Model and Planning Guide - Vol. Two
Graduated Sanctions for Juvenile Offenders: A Program Model and Planning Guide - Vol. Two
April 1, 2005
This program model and planning guide is intended to be used in conjunction with the Juvenile Offenders: A Training Curriculum Guide - Volume Two  (Dispositional Court Hearing to Case Closure). The Guide addresses program challenges and topics that should be discussed and considered when dealing with youthful offenders and graduated sanctions from court disposition to case closure. The Guide may...More
Graduated Sanctions for Juvenile Offenders: A Curriculum Guide: Dispositional Court Hearing to Case Closure - Vol. Two
Graduated Sanctions for Juvenile Offenders: A Curriculum Guide: Dispositional Court Hearing to Case Closure - Vol. Two
March 30, 2005
A series of five modules, this curriculum is designed to follow the Graduated Sanctions for Juvenile Offenders: A Training Curriculum Guide - Volume One. In addition, like Volume One, will help deliver training to juvenile justice professionals and additional stakeholders to implement a graduated sanction program within the framework of a juvenile court system. The modules cover such topics as...More
Juvenile Delinquency Guidelines: Improving Court Practice in Juvenile Delinquency Cases
Juvenile Delinquency Guidelines: Improving Court Practice in Juvenile Delinquency Cases
March 1, 2005
The Juvenile Delinquency Guidelines, published in Summer 2005, is a benchbook of best practices that was developed by a committee of judges, a Chief Justice, prosecutors, defense attorneys, juvenile justice practitioners, and other professionals representing key stakeholders in the juvenile justice system, through the support of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. In an...More
Resource Reallocation: The Clark County Experience
Resource Reallocation: The Clark County Experience
April 1, 2004
Clark County (Las Vegas), Nevada, one of the ten demonstration sites, describes its experience and lessons learned in the process of applying resource reallocation to planning and implementing its graduated sanctions efforts. This is a practical “how-to” bulletin.   More
Monograph Two: Program Expansion and Capacity Building
Monograph Two: Program Expansion and Capacity Building
March 1, 2004
This Monograph focuses on the Juvenile Sanction Center's program expansion from immediate and intermediate sanctions to the full range of sanctioning levels including secure care and after care/reentry. The Monograph traces the progress of the first ten Demonstration Sites, the implementation of their respective action plans and their development as providers of pro-bono cross site technical...More
A Practical Approach to Linking Graduated Sanctions with a Continuum of Effective Programs
A Practical Approach to Linking Graduated Sanctions with a Continuum of Effective Programs
January 1, 2004
This publication examines the connection between structured decision-making instruments and the characteristics of best practices in treatment programs for juvenile offenders. This bulletin introduces a prototype instrument, the Standardized Program Evaluation Protocol (SPEP), which itemizes the characteristics of effective programs. This bulletin is a valuable tool for both the practitioner and...More
Graduated Sanctions for Juvenile Offenders: A Training Curriculum Guide - Vol. One
Graduated Sanctions for Juvenile Offenders: A Training Curriculum Guide - Vol. One
September 1, 2003
A series of seven modules, this curriculum will help deliver training to juvenile justice professionals and additional stakeholders to implement a graduated sanction program within the framework of a juvenile court system. Participants will be prepared to return to their communities ready to achieve the goals outlined in the curriculum (e.g., reallocate community resources, serve special needs...More
Graduated Sanctions for Juvenile Offenders: A Program Model and Planning Guide - Vol. One
Graduated Sanctions for Juvenile Offenders: A Program Model and Planning Guide - Vol. One
March 1, 2003
Intended to be used in conjunction with the Juvenile Offenders: A Training Curriculum Guide - Volume One, this volume is comprised of three sections: Introduction and Background, Preferred Practices in Graduated Sanctions, and Program Development and Implementation. The contents include sections on programming for special needs populations, a model structured decision making instrument for...More
Monograph One: Program Development and Future Initiatives
Monograph One: Program Development and Future Initiatives
March 1, 2003
The Monograph describes lessons learned from the Juvenile Sanctions Center’s initial months of implementation and operation. It details the approach and offers guidelines and recommendations to the field of juvenile justice for jurisdictions considering replication of the Juvenile Sanctions Center’s process in establishing a continuum of care for juvenile offenders in a graduated sanctioning...More