Washington State Partnership Council on Juvenile Justice
Technical Assistance and Training Funds Available - EXTENDED
The WA-PCJJ has a limited amount of funds that have been dedicated to help meet the Technical Assistance and Training needs in our state regarding juvenile justice. The WA-PCJJ will consider requests of $1,000 or less that address the Core Requirement of the Federal Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Act and/or the WA-PCJJ identified priorities. (More information on the core requirements and identified priorities is available in the TA brochure. Requests will be considered on a first come basis until the funds are expended.
All requests must be submitted via email on the WA-PCJJ Technical Assistance Request Form. Requests will be considered on a first come - first serve basis until funds are expended.
Washington State JDAI Steering Committee Booklet on JDAI
The Washington State JDAI Steering Committee has released a booklet on JDAI in WA State - "Improving Our Juvenile Justice System: Washington's JDAI." We invite you to review the outcomes of the JDAI sites in Washington!
The Effectiveness of Declining Juvenile Court Jurisdiction of Youth
The Washington State Partnership Council on Juvenile Justice - WAPCJJ initiated and funded a study conducted by the Washington State Institute for Public Policy - "The Effectiveness of Declining Juvenile Court Jurisdiction of Youth". Elizabeth Drake, Senior Research Associate, WSIPP, presented the findings from the study to the Council at the WA-PCJJ January 23rd meeting.
From the meta-analysis of all available literature that was conducted as part of the study, it was found there was a statistically significant increase in recidivism when juveniles are automatically declined from the juvenile court (see page 13 of the report).
New OJJ Compliance Monitor Announced
The Compliance Monitor, Sharon Pearson, is retiring effective September 2014, and will no longer be the principal compliance monitor conducting facility visits on behalf of the Office of Juvenile Justice (for the requirements of the federal JJDP Act). We will all miss Sharon greatly, and wish her the best.
The WA State Partnership Council on Juvenile Justice (WA-PCJJ) has awarded the new contract for compliance monitoring to Mr. Bruce Kuennen. Mr. Kuennen will be contacting agencies directly to schedule visits to facilities, per our scheduled timetable for monitoring (facilities are typically visited once every 3 years). Contact information for Mr. Kuennen: firstname.lastname@example.org; phone 360--515-1134.
Mr. Kuennen will begin monitoring facilities on behalf of the Office of Juvenile Justice in August 2014.
The Office of Juvenile Justice Releases:
- Washington State Disproportionate Minority Contact Assessment, January, 2013
- JDAI Bulletin, January 2013
- Record Sealing Bulletin, January 2013
- Washington State Criminal Street Gang Prevention and Intervention Multi-Site Evaluation: Interim Evaluation Report 8/01/12 - 12/31/12, January, 2013