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Court Improvement Graduated Response Webinar

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Court Improvement Graduated Response Webinar

Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Presented by Amoreena Brady, Juvenile Justice Reform Specialist, Admin. Office of the Courts and Probation

Watch the recorded webinar here.

The primary objectives for youth under juvenile probation supervision are to: 1) satisfactorily complete the requirements of their probation order; 2) refrain from incurring any violations of probation or becoming involved in additional acts of delinquency; and 3) internalize long-term positive behavioral change that will lead to youth success on and off of probation.   The challenge is how to help youth achieve these critical objectives.  Behavior change is largely based on the relationship the probation officer builds with youth and family.  Graduated responses is an effective tool that can assist a probation officer in rewarding success and addressing behavior transgressions when they have built a relationship with the youth and families

The graduated response approach provides empirically-based strategies for responding effectively to behaviors.  Within this framework, incremental, proportionate, and predictable responses are delivered so that youths’ positive behaviors are encouraged and reinforced and negative behaviors are discouraged and met with actions that provide structure, expectations and skill building opportunities.  A graduated response system in juvenile probation encourages positive behavior change to help youth successfully complete probation and become productive, law-abiding members of the community, while also preventing the unnecessary use of detention and residential placement.

Watch the recorded webinar here.

Supporting files:

Graduation Response Matrix Incentives and Sanctions.pdf
Stakeholder Training Using Graduated Responses for Youth on Probation.pdf