Guidelines for Effective Procedures – Important Tools to Ensure and Enhance Mulitlevel Service Quality to make Integration work

Dr. Shawn Marsh
University of Nevada, Reno (USA)

This session will provide an overview of communication strategies and other tools to enhance multilevel service provision, and will include commentary on “lessons learned” from a judge-led juvenile model court collaborative stakeholder group project that has been carried out in nearly 100 sites across the United States.
Effective practices and procedures in juvenile justice require substantial coordination within and between institutions. For example, school engagement has been identified as a major protective asset, particularly for youth transitioning out of the juvenile justice system. Effective coordination and monitoring of education for high need youth can involve teachers, school counselors, probation officers, social workers, parents, mental health providers, defense counsel, prosecution, and even the judge.