Volume 2, Issue 1 • Fall 2012

Table of Contents

Editor's Note

Characteristics of Incarcerated Youth Reporting Homelessness

Helping Juvenile Offenders on Their Own “Turf”: Tracking the Recidivism Outcomes of a Home-based Paraprofessional Intervention

Family Centered Treatment®—An Alternative to Residential Placements for Adjudicated Youth: Outcomes and Cost-Effectiveness

Preventive Detention and Out-of-Home Placement: A Propensity Score Matching and Multilevel Modeling Approach

Juvenile Justice 101: Addressing Family Support Needs in Juvenile Court

The Influence of Race on Preadjudication Detention: Applying the Symbolic Threat Hypothesis to Disproportionate Minority Contact

Editor's Note

Journal of Juvenile Justice Cover

As this third issue of JOJJ is going online in mid-November, it would be remiss to ignore the plight of thousands of children in New York and New Jersey who have been displaced from their homes and schools for more than 2 weeks as a result of Hurricane Sandy. An enormous coordinated effort is currently under way to provide assistance to these children and their families. Various organizations are working with local, state, and Federal entities and many other service providers to restore order out of the chaos inflicted by Mother Nature. In many instances, this means helping with basic subsistence to these children and their families.

As practitioners, teachers, clinicians, and policymakers in the juvenile justice arena, we are well aware of the need for such coordinated efforts for children. We know how thinking outside of the box can lead to effective prevention and intervention programs. The third issue of JOJJ highlights several programs that use new and coordinated responses for system-involved youth, such as home-based interventions in Utah, family-centered treatment in Maryland, and a peer support program for families in Washington State. This issue also includes articles that address the impact of race on preadjudication detention, and the characteristics of incarcerated youth who have some history of being homeless.

We want your feedback on these articles, and we hope you will consider JOJJ as an outlet for your research. We accept journal submissions on a rolling deadline basis and are currently accepting manuscripts for our fifth issue, which will be published in the fall of 2013. We look forward to hearing from you.

Monica L.P. Robbers, Ph.D.
Editor in Chief, JOJJ


Editor in Chief:
Monica L.P. Robbers, Ph.D.

Associate Editors:
Eve Shapiro

Stephanie Selice

Deputy Editors and e-publishing:
Kimberly G. Taylor
Stephen Constantinides

Advisory Board:
Janet Chiancone
Catherine Doyle
Brecht Donoghue

Editorial Office:
CSR Incorporated
2107 Wilson Blvd, Suite 1000
Arlington, VA 22201
Phone: 703-312-5220
Fax: 703-312-5230

Journal website:
ISSN: 2153-8026

Peer Reviewers

Dr. Shun-Yung Wang,
University of Florida

Mr. William Bane,
Colorado Department of Human Services
Office of Behavioral Health

Dr. Arthur Hayden,
Kentucky State University

Dr. Emily Gerber,
San Francisco Department Public Health, California

Dr. Steven Granich,
Loch Haven University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Thomas Keller,
Portland State University, Oregon

Dr. Kareem Jordan,
University of Central Florida

Ms. Tracy Johnson-Keaton,
Department of Juvenile Justice, Virginia

Dr. Michelle Evans-Chase,
University of Pennsylvania

Mr. Frank Riley III,
Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections

Dr. Karen Abram,
Northeastern University

Dr. April Carpenter,
University of South Carolina

Dr. Kristen Early,
Justice Research Center, Florida

Dr. Crystal Garcia,
Indiana University–Purdue University, Indiana

Dr. Cary Heck,
University of Wyoming

Dr. Holly Hills,
University of South Florida

Mr. Leo Lutz,
Lancaster County Courts, Pennsylvania

Dr. Gunes Avci,
Baylor University, Texas

Dr. William Barton,
Indiana University–Purdue University, Indiana

Dr. Stephanie Ellis,
Marymount University, Virginia

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