Wisconsin Juvenile Detention Association

P.O. Box 20616
Greenfield, WI 53220
Fax 414-257-8188

Executive Board
Albert Watson, President

President-Elect, Tara Martin

Daryl Burmeister, Treasurer

Lashundra McAfee, Secretary
Lashundra.McAfee @milwaukeecountywi.gov 

Glenda Johnson, Corresponding Secretary



2012 Wisconsin Juvenile Detention Association
Front Line Award
Winners Jamero Ames and Kenneth Biami,

2012 Wisconsin Juvenile Detention Association
Juvenile Justice Award
Daryl Burmeister,
Milwaukee County Detention Center


Special Programs and Approaches

Free Training in the Wisconsin  courts INDEX OF PROGRAMS BY PRIMARY SERVICE TYPE OSEP Monitoring Report of Wisconsin's Special Education Programs Wisconsin Council on Children & Families - Budget Project Programs - Wisconsin's Brighter Futures Initiative - Recommended ... Web Criminal Justice Resources

Early Intervention, Youth Crime & Families Strategy

The Australian Government recognises the importance of adopting an 'early intervention' approach to crime prevention. Research shows that focusing on prevention and early intervention is more effective in the long-term than responses that may resolve only immediate crises. Early intervention involves intervening at critical points in a young person's development and attempting to ensure that they are given the maximum opportunity to lead productive and law abiding lives. The Commonwealth Government sees young people as the future of Australia and is demonstrating its commitment to early intervention by supporting a large number of early intervention initiatives.

Related ProgramsProjects:

Bullying in schools continues to be an area of considerable community concern, as it impacts on students' physical and psychological health, educational attainment and social development. Bullying behaviour can also indicate subsequent anti-social and criminal behaviour. The National Crime Prevention Branch is funding research and development into the most effective ways to prevent and stop bullying in pre-school and in the early primary years. Once the most effective anti-bullying strategies are identified, the project will develop information resources to help teachers, parents and carers prevent and address bullying in schools.
This project has been funded under the capacity building stream of the National Crime Prevention Programme. Capacity building involves the short-term (ie non recurrent) resourcing by the Federal Government of agencies, sectors, and jurisdictions in order to enhance their long-term ability to achieve crime and violence prevention goals.
Working in partnership with local communities is essential. It recognises that local crime problems need local solutions and that the community's input is essential to finding these solutions.
The development of national competency training standards and training resource materials for crime prevention practitioners is an important step in achieving a sustainable reduction in crime in our community
The Commonwealth Government is dedicated to working with grass roots Indigenous organizations to achieve innovative solutions and promote effective communication among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
The Commonwealth Government, through the National Crime Prevention Program, is commissioning a national profile and a literature review on mentoring programs for young offenders. The profiling will include an analysis of the factors that contribute to the successful operation of mentoring programs and it is expected that the literature review will detail evaluations of established programs both nationally and internationally.
Many jurisdictions across Australia have been exploring options for juvenile diversion. The term diversion refers to the practice of dealing with offenders through means other than through the formal criminal justice process. The Commonwealth, through the National Crime Prevention Program, has commissioned research to describe and assess current juvenile diversion programs.
Children of prisoners across Australia now have the opportunity to develop a more meaningful relationship with their imprisoned parent as a result of a parenting program funded under the Commonwealth Government's National Crime Prevention Program.
There is an established relationship between juvenile crime and non-attendance at school. International experience shows that juvenile crime is often preceded by a pattern of less serious incidents such as truancy and that a high proportion of juvenile crime is committed during school hours.

About the Juvenile Forecaster

Juvenile Forecaster is a population projection tool for decisionmakers who need to plan the future capacity of juvenile detention and correctional facilities. It includes two components:

  1. Population Modeler allows users to enter their own data about juvenile corrections populations and lengths of stay in order to create projections of future populations.
  2. Case Flow Simulator allows users to model changes in their local juvenile justice process and simulate the effect such changes may have on the number of juveniles entering residential facilities, juvenile probation caseloads, etc.

Together, the two components of Juvenile Forecaster are designed to serve the needs of State and local agencies that lack either the time or the resources to obtain more elaborate and detailed projections. By making this tool available at no cost, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) and the Urban Institute hope to increase decisionmakers' access to projection methods and improve the practical value of projections, thereby enhancing the juvenile justice system's ability to provide effective responses for youthful offenders.

See also:

*Boot Camps - http://www.kci.org/publication/white_paper/boot_camp/introduction.htm
Koch Crime Institute White Paper Report - Juvenile Boot Camps:  Cost And Effectiveness Vs. Residential Facilities - by Brent Zaehringer

Job Opportunities in Corrections

Federal Bureau of Prisons Employment - http://www.bop.gov/recruit.html

Juvenile Detentions

Juvenile Detentions by Region - links to detention centers throughout the USA

*California Teachers On-Line

Central Juvenile Hall School - http://myschoolonline.com/site/0%2C1876%2C1077-111599-1-4411%2C00.html - Los Angeles County Office of Education A Division of Juvenile Court and Community Schools. Welcome to Room #131 Miss Miranda's Class e-mail Miss Miranda at:miranda_denise@yahoo.com


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