Juvenile Justice Practice A Cross-Disciplinary Approach to Intervention

ISBN-10: 053436795X

ISBN-13: 9780534367954

Edition: 2001

Authors: Rodney A. Ellis, Karen M. Sowers

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This unique, practical, and exciting introductory text (for practitioners from virtually every discipline who work within the juvenile justice system) provides information and skill-building exercises across a range of practice never before covered in a single text. Its breadth provides the new or aspiring practitioner with a solid, comprehensive foundation for future work. The authors offer workable solutions to many of the real-life situations face by professionals in their daily lives. Although the book is extremely current in its inclusion of today's most effective techniques and interventions, the authors have built into the book a focus on teaching students methods of staying current on the latest effective intervention and trends within the system. Readers are encouraged to apply techniques that will help them establish relationships with and tap the resources of federal, state, and private juvenile justice organizations.
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List price: $188.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 9/26/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Rodney A. Ellis is currently Associate Professor and Acting Associate Dean at the College of Social Work, The University of Tennessee (Nashville campus). Dr. Ellis obtained his Ph.D. in Social Welfare from Florida International University in 1997. He has taught both foundation and concentration macro classes at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He also has extensive practical experience in the macro arena, having served in a number of professional and volunteer capacities. Professionally, he has served as the director of an intervention program for troubled juveniles as the Director of Child Welfare for District X of the Florida Department of Children and Families, and as the Assistant Director of the School of Social Work at Florida International University. As a volunteer, he has been involved in the development and reform of human services policy in the States of Florida and Tennessee. He was a regional delegate for the Florida Children's Campaign, vice president of the Broward Children's Consortium, and was an advocate before the Broward County Commission on multiple human service issues. In Tennessee he has served as a member of the statewide board for the Tennessee Conference on Social Welfare and as the Chair of the board for Mediation Services of Putnam County. He has also provided technical support and expertise on Juvenile Justice issues to the state Commission on Juvenile Justice reform and is an active member of the Tennessee Conference on Social Welfare (TCSW) and is currently a consultant for the United States Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Dr. Ellis' published works include: 16 articles for professional journals (either published or in press), three published books in addition to this one.

Practitioners in Juvenile Justice
The Scope of the Problem
A Description of the Juvenile Justice Client
Demographic Characteristics
Types of Offenses and Offenders
Risk, Need, and Protective Factors
Correlation between Problem Behaviors
Career Patterns of Criminal Behavior
Summary of Profile Information
Roles of Practitioners
Practitioners in Direct Service
Practitioners in Administrative Roles
Practitioners in Advocacy Roles
Practitioners in Advisory Roles
Practitioners in Evaluation and Research Roles
Practitioners in Policymaking Roles
Summary of Practitioner Roles
Future Trends in Juvenile Crime
Interdisciplinary Teamwork in Juvenile Justice
Interaction with Clients
Interaction with Others in the Juvenile Justice System
Interaction with Juvenile Justice Workers in State Agencies
Interaction with Guardians ad Litem and Attorneys for Youth
Interaction with the Juvenile Court
Interaction with Service Providers
Interaction with Law Enforcement Personnel
Interaction with Child Welfare Workers
Interaction with Mental Health and Substance Abuse Systems
Interaction with Education Professionals
Interdisciplinary Cooperation and Teamwork
Juvenile Justice Assessment
Purposes of Assessment
Assessment for Prevention, Intervention, or Treatment
Assessment for Classification
Assessment for Processing
Assessment for Termination
Components of Assessment
Demographic Characteristics
Educational Background
Vocational Training
Legal History
Family History
Substance Abuse History
History of Psychiatric Conditions
Problematic Social Issues
Medical Problems
Sexual History
Other Relevant Information
Specialized Assessment: Evaluation
Mental Health Evaluation for Treatment
Mental Health Evaluation for Competence
Substance Abuse Evaluation
Evaluation for Risk of Violence
Evaluation for Risk to Self
Evaluation of Sexual Offenders
Educational Evaluation
Medical Evaluation
Risk-based Assessment
Instruments for Assessment
Instruments for General Assessment
Instruments to Assess Risk
Instruments to Evaluate Mental Health Status
Instruments to Evaluate Substance Abuse
Instruments to Evaluate the Risk of Specific Behaviors
Instruments for Educational Evaluation
Other Useful Tools
Using Assessment for Intervention Planning
Interventions with Youths and Families
Three Priorities in Intervention
Intervention Priority 1: Rehabilitation
Intervention Priority 2: Protection of the Community
Intervention Priority 3: Restitution to the Victim
The Balanced and Restorative Approach
General Principles of Effective Intervention
Individual Counseling and Related Services
Behavioral Contracting
Institutional Settings
Service Delivery Systems
Sanctions, Monitoring, and Supervision
Schedules of Sanctions
Administering Sanctions
Court Involvement in Sanctions
Victim-Offender Mediation
Family Counseling
Effective Modalities
Techniques of Effective Intervention
Specific Family Problems
Importance of Extended Family and Mentors
Social Skills Training for the Family
Parent Training
Interventions for Social Systems
Interventions for the School Social System
Characteristics That Contribute to Problem Behavior
Intervention Techniques for Specific Problems
Model Programs
Work for Advocates and Researchers
Interventions for the Peer Social System
Characteristics That Contribute to Problem Behavior
Intervention Techniques for Specific Problems
Model Programs
Work for Administrators, Advocates, and Researchers
Interventions for the Employment Social System
Characteristics That Contribute to Problem Behavior
Intervention Techniques for Specific Problems
Model Programs
Work for Administrators, Advocates, and Researchers
Interventions for the Community Social System
Characteristics That Contribute to Problem Behavior
Intervention Techniques for Specific Problems
Model Programs
Work for Administrators, Advocates, Advisors, and Researchers
Interventions for Gang Involvement
Characteristics That Contribute to Problem Behavior
Intervention Techniques for Specific Problems
Model Programs
Work for Administrators, Advocates, Advisors, and Researchers
Interventions to Avoid
The History of Ineffective Intervention
Adult Prisons: The Earliest Interventions
Houses of Refuge
Cottage Reformatories
The First Juvenile Court
Psychotherapy and Psychotropic Medication
Treatment in Open Settings
Day Treatment
Community-based Intervention
"Shock" Programs
Diversion Programs
Characteristics of Ineffective Intervention
Counterproductive Interventions
How to Find Interventions That Work
Accessing Information from National Experts
Using the Internet to Gain New Information
Locating Organizations on the Web
Obtaining Useful Documents
Using Library Research Procedures
Intervention with Different Populations
Sensitivity to Racial and Ethnic Differences
American Indians
Asian Americans
Adapting Interventions for Cultural Differences
Developing Racial and Ethnic Identity
Gender Differences and Intervention
Adapting Interventions for Gender Differences
Summary of Gender-related Intervention
Intervention and the Developmental Stages
Cognitive Development
Adapting Effective Interventions for Cognitive Skill
Best Practices in Juvenile Justice
Multisystemic Therapy
Characteristics of Successful Intervention
Outcome Evaluations
Victim-Offender Mediation
Characteristics of Successful Intervention
Outcome Evaluations
Families and Schools Together
Characteristics of Successful Intervention
Outcome Evaluations
The PREPARE Curriculum
Characteristics of Successful Intervention
Outcome Evaluations
Family Intervention Project
Characteristics of Successful Intervention
Outcome Evaluations
Intensive Aftercare Program
Characteristics of Successful Intervention
Outcome Evaluations
An Evaluation Primer
Single-Subject Design
Using Single-Subject Design
Measuring Attitudes or Emotions
Establishing a Baseline
Recording the Results
Applying the Design Clinically
Applying the Design Judicially
Applying the Design in Interdisciplinary Meetings
Limitations of Single-Subject Design
Case Study of a Single-Subject Design
Outcome Evaluation
Deciding Whom to Include in the Study
Getting Permission for the Study
Measuring Success
Collecting the Data
Coding the Data
Including Demographic Data
Using Standards for Success Other Than Recidivism
Research Design
A Case Study in Outcome Evaluation
Current and Future Issues
Current Trends in Juvenile Justice
Growing Needs and Limited Resources
Differing Philosophies in the Treatment of Clients
Cooperation and Collaboration with Child Welfare Workers
Communication and Shared Databases
Legal Changes: Get Tough Policies
Probable Future Issues
Prevention and Treatment
Minority Issues
Collaboration and Communication
Building an Effective Juvenile Justice System
Objectives and Elements of an Effective System
Coping with Unique Offenses in an Effective System
Policy Characteristics for an Effective System
Organizational Characteristics in an Effective System
Characteristics of the Courts in an Effective System
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