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Criminal Justice Sentencing Policy Statement

| National Council on Crime and Delinquency

This policy statement, put forth by the NCCD Board of directors, is a revision of our 1992 "Statement on Criminal Sentencing." We reviewed the developments of the past 13 years and outlined NCCD's positions on issues such as mandatory minimums and the death penalty.

Perspectives - Fall 2005 Newsletter

| National Council on Crime and Delinquency

NCCD Newsletter, Fall 2005

A Retrospective Support Assessment Study of Foster and Relative Care Providers

| Kristen Johnson, PhD

Five California counties worked with CRC to develop an actuarial tool that would classify relative caregivers and licensed foster homes based on probability of future maltreatment or disruption due to departmental disapproval or corrective action. The study led to the creation of a powerful tool that can help agencies reduce maltreatment and increase placement stability by providing increased support to resource families who are at increased risk.

Reforming Juvenile Detention in Florida

| Vanessa Patino, Barry Krisberg

The National Council on Crime and Delinquency was sponsored by the Jessie Ball duPont Fund to independently study and assess the quality of care in juvenile detention facilities in Florida and how effectively resources are being used. This study is a fair assessment of the conditions of confinement, needs of youth entering the system, and services received as reported by youth and staff.

SDM News

| Children's Research Center

Structured Decision Making News, Family-Centered Practice and SDM

Juvenile Justice: Redeeming Our Children

| Barry Krisberg

Juvenile Justice: Redeeming Our Children debunks the myths about juvenile justice in order to achieve an ideal system that would protect vulnerable children and help build safer communities. Author Barry Krisberg assembles broad and up-to-date research, statistical data, and theories on the US juvenile justice system to encourage effective responses to youth crime. This text gives a historical context to the ongoing quest for the juvenile justice ideal and examines how the current system of laws, policies, and practices came in to place. This book is available here.

California Corrections at the Crossroads (FOCUS)

| Barry Krisberg, Dr. Angela Wolf, Susan Marchionna

California was once a leader in innovative corrections legislation and programming. However, over the last 20 years, a number of factors have left the state with a huge and dysfunctional criminal justice system in dire need of reform. This publication addresses the many issues that contribute to the need for major reforms in the California corrections system and the first strategic steps toward achieving those reforms.

Perspectives - Spring 2005 Newsletter

| National Council on Crime and Delinquency

NCCD Newsletter, Spring 2005

Implementation and Outcome Evaluation of the Intensive Aftercare Program: Final Report

| Richard Wiebush, Dennis Wagner, PhD, Betsie McNulty, Yanqing Wang, Thao Le

This Report presents the findings from a 5-year, multisite evaluation of the implementation and outcomes of the Intensive Aftercare Program (IAP), which was sponsored by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). IAP was a major initiative in aftercare programming during the 1990s and has received considerable national attention. It addresses a critical problem facing the nation's juvenile justice system: how to effectively intervene with high-risk, incarcerated juvenile offenders who have demonstrated high recidivism rates and continue to offend as adults.

SDM News

| Children's Research Center

Structured Decision Making News, 2004 SDM Conference: Looking Back at 2004, Ahead to 2006