GJPP
Desktop Guide to
Good Juvenile Probation Practice
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About this guide

Juvenile probation practice has gone through many changes in response to “pendulum swings” influenced by policy change and societal perceptions of youth delinquency.

This resource, should serve to summarize information about transformed juvenile probation practice. It is the third iteration of the Desktop Guide to Good Juvenile Probation Practice, which was first developed in 1991 and updated in 2002. The content was developed with the guidance of a group of juvenile justice professionals from across the country to update the mission, values, and goals of juvenile probation to reflect what we know is required to transform juvenile probation and continue the journey begun in 1991 to professionalize the field in a mission-driven, performance-based, and outcome-focused manner.

A project from

  • NCJJ
  • NCJFCJ


Funded by

  • The Annie E. Casey Foundation

contributors

The current revision of the Desktop Guide to Good Juvenile Probation Practice would not have been possible without the thoughtful guidance of the following contributors and reviewers:

The National Center for Juvenile Justice

Melissa Sickmund                                                            Moriah Taylor                                                             Zoe Livengood

Core Work Group

Aazia Marie Ross- Youth Justice Advocate

Alyssa Beck- Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center

Ana Bermudez-New York City Juvenile Probation

Robert Schwartz- Temple University Beasley School of Law

Doug Thomas - Oregon Youth Authority

Gina Peralta- Haywood Burns Institute

Jessica Ellis- Centinela Youth Services

John Cookus- Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Judge Denise Cubbon- Juvenile Court Judge in Lucas County Ohio

Kelly Waltman-Spreha- Crime and Justice Institute (CJI)

Kevin Bethel- Special Advisor on School Safety

Kevin Williams- Pierce County, WAJuvenile Probation

Kim Booth                                                       Allegheny County, PA Juvenile Probation

Kristina Kersey-New Jersey Office of the Public Defender

Opal West- Annie E. Casey Foundation

Raymond Waymon- Youth Services, Williamson County, TN

Stephen Bishop- Annie E. Casey Foundation

Teri Deal- National Center for State Courts

Additional Reviewers

Adrea Korthase- The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges

Aisha Canfield- Ceres Policy Research

Angela Irvine- Ceres Policy Research

Anne Rackow- Independent Consultant

Brian Lovins- Justice System Partners

David Sattler- Washington Administrative Office of the Courts

Gene Seigel- The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges

Gina Vincent- National Youth Screening & Assessment Partners (NYSAP)

Jamie Hurst- Allegheny County, PA Juvenile Probation

Jessica Pierce- The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges

Jeannette Bocanegra- Community Connections for Youth

John Tuell- RFK National Resource Center for Juvenile Justice

Judge Robert Hofmann- Edwards County, Texas 452 Judicial District Court

Lisa Rusko- Allegheny County, PA Juvenile Probation

Martha-Elin Blomquist- The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges

Matt Piroth- Allegheny County, PA Juvenile Probation

Naomi Goldstein- Juvenile Justice Research and Reform Lab

Rexanah Wyse- U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness

Teri Trull- Edwards County, Texas Juvenile Probation

Wendy Schiller- The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges

The revised Desktop Guide builds upon the foundation originally laid down by the Juvenile Probation Officer Initiative Working Group, which produced the first Desktop Guide to Good Juvenile Probation Practice in 1991.

  • Theresa McCarthy Accocks
  • Carolyn Andersen
  • William Anderson
  • Troy Armstrong
  • Salvatore D’Amico
  • Rolando del Carmen
  • Walter Dickey
  • Forest Eastman
  • Carol Engel
  • Richard Gable
  • Argie Gomez
  • Samuel Grott
  • Anthony Guarna
  • David Heden
  • Jean Heinzen
  • Norman Helber
  • John Herb
  • Jerry Hill
  • Theresa Homisak
  • Hunter Hurst
  • Jo Ann
  • Jones Eric Joy
  • Andrew Klein
  • Peter L’Etoile
  • Bernard Licarione
  • Nancy Lick
  • Dennis Maloney
  • Ellen Nimick
  • Betty Osbourne
  • B. Keith Parkhouse
  • Mary Ann Peters
  • Dan Pompa
  • William Samford, II
  • Sue Shirely
  • Terry Showalter
  • Melissa Sickmund
  • M. Gale Smith
  • Annie Sutherland
  • Douglas Thomas
  • M. James Toner
  • Patricia Torbet
  • Sandra Wilson
  • James Wolslayer