Session 190: TC4 -> Roundtable: Miami-Dade Juvenile Assessment Center, National Demonstration Project
Time: 8:00AM to 9:30 AM on Thursday, November 14
Place: Grand Ballroom
Session Chair: Richard Dembo, University of South Florida
The National Demonstration Project is developing state-of-the-field screening-assessment-intervention services at the front end of the juvenile justice system. The NDP was conceived as a two phase effort: Phase 1: development of state-of-the-art screening and assessment procedures, program designs and service delivery models, and an Information Resource Center (IRC); Phase 2: implement and evaluate selected service delivery models and procedures. We will discuss the history of the NDP, its phase 1 accomplishments and phase 2 plans: (a) develop and implement quality assurance (QA) protocols for screening, psychosocial and risk assessment, including booster training for JAC and first arrest diversion program staff; (b) complete a study of previous and new first arrest diversion program youth, (c) implement and begin evaluation of the SHOCAP-Sibling intervention project, (d) develop and implement a training curriculum, and associated QA protocol, for JAC staff and community service providers working with females involved in the juvenile justice system, (e) develop a research plan to analyze JAC collected data on processed youth, and (f) strengthen the IRC by integrating school system data, strengthening its infrastructure, and installing PCs in the court rooms of juvenile judges permitting access to summary information on processed youth to inform decision making.
Background and Vision of the National Demonstration Project
by: Wansley Walters, Miami - Dade Police Department (Corresponding)
The Community Nexus of the National Demonstration Project
by: Maxine Thurston, The Thurston Group (Corresponding)
Key Components of the National Demonstration Project: Screening and Assessment, First Arrest Diversion, and Gender Specific Services
by: Bonita M. Veysey, Rutgers University (Corresponding)
SHOCAP-Sibling Project
by: Philip Lyons, Sam Houston State University (Corresponding)
Projet Management and Coordination Issues and Experiences
by: Tony Cos, Miami - Dade Police Department (Corresponding)

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