PHASE 5 IP
YOU MUST HAVE 6 REFERENCES YOU MUST USE APA FORMAT
Be sure to address case flow management.
Address the following in a policy proposal of 1,500 words:
Another approach to the legislature’s interest
in creating alternative approaches to dealing with juvenile offenders that
would still be handled via the state court’s system might be a mandatory,
court-ordered educational program for juveniles who have been subject to police
contact on a first offense. Create a policy proposal for a court-mandated
course that would be delivered in a classroom setting for youths ages 12–14
with behavioral problems who are affecting the community—for example, in the
schools, in neighborhoods, or in local businesses. Within your policy,
incorporate your responses to the following questions:
Would this program be limited to juveniles who have been subject
to police contact only for certain classes of offenses (e,g., non-violent,
property-oriented, status offenses) with more serious offenses handled through
a different approach?
Would these juveniles still “go through the system” (i.e., be
arrested, have a court date for hearing) or would this be a diversion program
intended in part to side-step these individuals having a record at such a young
How would the administrative office of the courts be involved in
the running of this program? Explain.
oWould it be
conducted as part of the ADR “wing” of the office as is a program such as
truancy mediation or victim-offender dialogue programs? Explain.
Where would the course be offered? Why?
What types of people would be considered qualified to
conduct/facilitate it? Explain.
oAre there staff
adequately trained already, or would a position have to be opened and staff
Although a complete curriculum would not be part of this proposal,
what are the types of topics that would need to be covered?
administrative office of the courts have any role in creating the actual
oWould the office
oversee creation of the content to ensure its consistency with current law and
preferred practices in the state in question?
oAre there any
models out there that could be used that would allow creation of such a program
with minimal cost and start-up time?
PHASE 5 IP