Some Impacts of Integrated Case Planning for Rural Juveniles

Pamela Clark, CEOJJC

Service integration is an expanding policy area for the juvenile justice system. The measurement of this topic is often difficult, particularly in an applied, criminal justice caseworker level. This paper will examine the implementation of a recent state Byrne grant, focusing on improving service integration among partners including county Juvenile Departments, state Department of Human Resources agencies, and the Oregon Youth Authority. The catchment area for this project was a seventeen county juvenile justice consortium in a rural area of Oregon over a recent four-year period. The population served was serious, chronic and violent juvenile offenders. Issues of service integration measurement will be covered, in addition to a review of recidivism rates after project implementation.

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