Iowa's Juvenile Court Services Workload Formula Project: Final Report, July 2018

(2018) Iowa's Juvenile Court Services Workload Formula Project: Final Report, July 2018. Judicial Branch

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Abstract

In Iowa’s juvenile court system, Juvenile Court Services (JCS) staff are responsible for screening youth referred to the juvenile courts from law enforcement agencies and schools. Juvenile Court Officers (JCOs) meet with youth to learn about their background and, by using a standard Iowa Delinquency Assessment (IDA) tool, determine their risk to the community and their social and educational needs. In almost two-thirds of these cases, JCOs informally resolve the issues in the delinquency referral without seeking further involvement in juvenile court. When youth move on for adjudication by the juvenile court, JCOs are responsible for supervising them based on their identified level of risk and addressing their criminogenic needs in an effort to prevent further entrenchment into the justice system.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Juvenile Court, Delinquency, Juvenile, Iowa Courts, Crime, Justice System
Subjects: Law enforcement and courts
Law enforcement and courts > Courts
ID Code: 32796
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 25 Jun 2020 15:09
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2020 15:09
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/32796