Patching Up the Cracks: A Case Study of Juvenile Court Reform
In Patching Up the Cracks Michael D. Grimes evaluates the American juvenile court system, specifically looking at its ability to address child abuse and neglect cases. This project is both a specific case study focusing on the Orleans Parish Juvenile Court in New Orleans, Louisiana, and a discussion of the need to examine the juvenile court system within its larger social and institutional context. Grimes persuasively argues that in order to better evaluate the potential for juvenile court reform, it is crucial to understand the health of the larger community environment within which the court system operates. The book begins with a chronological overview of the evolution of children's rights and a brief history of juvenile justice in America, culminating in a thoroughgoing assessment of its current status. Grimes concludes with a discussion of the need for more adequate studies researchers and students will appreciate the discussion of his own research design and methodology of the ways that juvenile courts treat dependency cases and the processes through which these courts can improve their performance."
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Childrens Rights the Juvenile Court and Child Abuse and Neglect
Juvenile Justice in America Juvenile Court Reform and the Analytical Framework for the Study
The Studys Setting Its Stimulus and the Research Design
Context One The Social and Institutional Environment of the Orleans Parish Juvenile Court
Context Two The Perspectives of Key Stakeholders about the Orleans Parish Juvenile Court and the NOCTA Initiative
Tasks One and Two Remedy Crafting Implementation and Institutionalization
abuse and neglect adoption assessment attorneys changes child abuse Child Protection Division child welfare Children and Families children in need children's rights clients communication context continued custody hearing Court staff Delay Reduction Program delinquency discussed efforts employees evaluation research Facilitation Team foster care funding grant period Grant Proposal 1997 IJJIS impact important improve Initiative's institutionalized Integrated Juvenile Justice issues Justice Information System Juvenile Justice Information juvenile justice system Key stakeholder interview Louisiana Louisiana Supreme Court National Center NCSC neglected children NOCTA goal NOCTA Grant Proposal NOCTA Initiative NOCTA Quarterly Performance operations OPJC Orleans Parish Juvenile parental rights Parish Juvenile Court percent Permanency Infant Program phase problems Progressive Era Quarterly Performance Report remedy crafting research design result risk analysis round of interviews Sagatun and Edwards service of process situation audit social environment staff training stakeholder interview transcript statutory guideline task