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Juvenile Justice Programs

Youth Cases for Youth Courts: A Guide to the Typical Offenses Handled by Youth Courts

American Bar Association

This desktop guide provides community leaders with information that addresses questions critical to the effective implementation of youth courts.

How Does the Juvenile Justice System Measure Up? Applying Performance Measures in Five Jurisdictions

National Center for Juvenile Justice

This report presents a case for measuring and reporting juvenile justice system performance outcomes and describes six essential features of a strategy for measuring juvenile justice performance. Five case studies are presented, all which work toward goal of balanced and restorative justice.

OJJDP Model Programs Guide

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

This guide is a database of over 175 evidence-based interventions designed to help practitioners and communities to identify and implement appropriate prevention, intervention, and reentry programs

Hiring and Working With An Evaluator

U.S. Department of Justice

The briefing discusses how a qualified evaluator can assist a program manager in assessing her/his program's performance, what characteristics to look for in hiring a qualified evaluator, and how t

Caught in the Crossfire: The Effects of a Peer-Based Intervention Program for Violently Injured Youth

Journal of Adolescent Health

This study assessed the effect of a hospital-based peer intervention program serving youth who have been hospitalized for violent injuries.

National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

This Web site presents a review of the 9 exemplary and 31 model programs identified by the U.S.Department of Education's Expert Panel on Safe, Disciplined and Drug-Free Schools.

Functional Family Therapy (FFT)

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Functional Family Therapy (FFT) is an empirically grounded, well-documented and highly successful family intervention that focuses on children and teens who are at-risk