Government Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice FACJJ 2009 Annual Request for Information ARI

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Government Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice (FACJJ) 2009 Annual Request for Information (ARI) Presented by CSR, Incorporated August 2009

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ARI Areas of Inquiry Key present and developing adolescent equity issues Recommendations to the President, Congress, and the OJJDP Administrator Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) and data about the facilitator for every state and domain Areas of trouble with the DMC prerequisite Promising projects/hones for DMC decrease, and if granted extra finances for DMC, how assets would be utilized Part 2 was discretionary and requested data on the accompanying: Other promising adolescent equity projects and rehearses and whether these were tended to in the 3-year arrange Types of specialized help OJJDP could offer that would be useful to states/regions

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Methods and Response Rate Respondents from 52 of 56 states and regions (92%) entered in any event a few information Mandatory inquiries had a reaction rate of 80% Every responder chose no less than three Current and Emerging Issues, with most states selecting four to five Web-based ARI acknowledged information between February 9 and May 29, 2009

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Key Current and Emerging Issues The main 5 issues reported by respondents were: Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) ( n = 44) Mental Health Assessment and Treatment ( n = 34) Detention Reform ( n = 24) Lack of Primary Prevention Services ( n = 23) Juvenile Reentry ( n = 23) DMC and Mental Health additionally were the main 2 issues from 2008.

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Top Five Juvenile Justice Issues Detention Reform 9.41% DMC 17.25% Other 41.96% Primary Prevention Services 9.02% Mental Health 13.33% Reentry 9.02%

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How are these issues influencing your state? DMC Lack of socially particular mediations Disparities in nearby adolescent equity frameworks Minorities deferred to grown-up court more than whites Difficulties with giving administrations in country groups Mental Health appraisal and treatment Shortages of administrations for adolescents Inability of offices to share data

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How are these issues influencing your state? ( cont.) Detention Reform Lack of assets and instructive material Shortage of monetary help Deinstitutionalization of status wrongdoers Lack of confinement options Juvenile Reentry Lack of advising and preparing to families and groups Lack of school-based projects Lack of correspondence with schools Shortage of move projects

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How are these issues influencing your state? ( cont.) Primary Prevention Services Lack of subsidizing Lack of sex particular projects Lack of school-based projects

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Recommendations to the President & Congress: Research & Evaluation Place more accentuation on adolescent equity explore Develop more confirmation based projects & hones Conduct money saving advantage inquire about on adolescent equity programming Better appraisal of emotional well-being treatment programs Offer administration as to national research plan for adolescent equity Better evaluation of enactment for adolescents Adam Walsh Act and SORNA might be a block to adolescent treatment

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Recommendations to the President & Congress: Leadership & Funding Reauthorization of JJDP Act: Provide states with assets to empower them to conform to the Act Decreased financing implies less adolescent administrations. We require additionally subsidizing for: Mental wellbeing administrations and substance mishandle programs DMC Rural projects for adolescents Enact enactment to make it less demanding to share data—this is troublesome with HIPAA and FERPA.

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Recommendations to Congress Address learning of the adolescent equity framework among individuals from Congress: Education is required The effect of lost subsidizing ought to be clarified

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Recommendations to the OJJDP Administrator System change MacArthur Foundation's Model for Change Annie E. Casey Foundation's JDAI Reforms of organization of OJJDP Funding Less optional financing More subsidizing for Title II, Title V, JABG, and EUDL programs More preparing and specialized help for those projects

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Recommendations to the OJJDP Administrator Research More research and assessment Especially on confirmation based projects and practices Need for legal preparing in proof based projects and practices Gender-particular projects, DMC programs Legislation More DMC subsidizing Greater concentrate on interagency participation & data sharing More projects for adolescent sex guilty parties

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Recommendations to the FACJJ New thoughts Have a Native Sovereign Nation agent Have FACJJ assume an extended part in OJJDP Do NOT have foreordained center regions of the ARI Gang counteractive action and mediation not tended to this year

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Focus on DMC Employment 54% of respondents said DMC organizer was low maintenance 33% of respondents said DMC facilitator was full-time 13.5% of respondents don't have a DMC facilitator Funding 61.5% of respondents said DMC facilitator was supported by Federal government Title II finances Most work all day 5 respondents said DMC facilitator was state-subsidized 4 of these work low maintenance

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Focus on DMC (cont.)

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Focus on DMC (cont.) Areas of Difficulty Lack of financing for DMC, 36% Lack of DMC projects for particular DMC issues, 25% Shortage of important information, 24% If respondents had all the more subsidizing: Hire DMC facilitator full time Raise DMC mindfulness Fund investigate & assessment of DMC

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Focus on DMC (cont.) Funding (cont.) Fund appraisal of group particular DMC Address needs of Hispanic youth Keep DMC at bleeding edge of adolescent equity Create statewide database of DMC and DMC programs Provide preparing and specialized help on DMC to groups Implement a DMC counseling bunch

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DMC Coordinator Employment Status by Population Density Part-time DMC organizers: 58% rustic 47% urban Full-time DMC organizers: 42.9% urban 25.8% provincial

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Length of Time DMC Coordinator Established by Population Density

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Mainly Urban Mainly Rural DMC Programs 10 16 Funding 17 22 Necessary Data 12 15 Areas of Difficulty by Population Density The fundamental zones of trouble the respondents positioned were: Lack of DMC projects to address the DMC require Lack of financing Lack of vital information Rural populaces reported a larger number of challenges than urban populaces

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DMC Gender-based projects School-based projects Mental wellbeing programs Reentry and aftercare projects and administrations Detention changes Prevention programs Development, strategy change, preparing, and consistence Deinstitutionalization of status wrongdoers Intervention programs Other projects OPTIONAL QUESTIONS: Promising Programs and Practices The reactions on promising projects and practices addressed 11 subjects:

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Categories of Assistance OJJDP Could Offer States/Territories Disseminating research discoveries (meetings, notices, toolboxs, and so on.): n = 16 Conducting new research: n = 9 Developing proof based projects: n = 12 Developing appraisal instruments: n = 6 Providing preparing & specialized help with assessment: n = 12 Developing model arrangements and controls: n = 3 Suggesting content regions and preparing points for OJJDP gatherings: n = 8

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Discussion How was the online procedure? How was the planning of the overview? Were there specific difficulties to reacting to the ARI this year? Did the inquiries evoke the coveted reactions? By what means ought to the draft report be changed? How could the procedure be progressed?

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