Source: (2000) Report. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

In the United States, the rise in juvenile delinquency cases in the 1990s has led to a corresponding rise in corrections sanctions for juveniles. The increase in juvenile cases and sanctions has led to significant pressures on the juvenile correctional system. Ann Crowe, at the request of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs), researched and wrote this manual to provide guidance for jurisdictions (city, county, or state) in assessing local needs for corrections technical assistance and for obtaining resources to address those needs. The manual serves as both an information resource and a longer term working document; its use depends on the need of the particular juvenile justice system. Chapters in the manual cover the following subjects: the technical assistance process; jurisdictional and program self-assessment; balanced and restorative juvenile corrections; planning and forecasting for juvenile corrections; case assessment, classification, and management; and resources for technical assistance. Appendices provide a number of useful worksheets, sample forms, and examples to aid juvenile justice practitioners.

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