Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Juvenile probation officer workloads and caseloads

The Justice Center has completed a new study of juvenile probation officer workloads and caseloads. Juvenile Probation Officer Workload and Caseload Study: Alaska Division of Juvenile Justice by André B. Rosay and Thomas S. Begich, describes results of a study to measure and analyze the workload and caseload of Juvenile Probation Officers (JPOs) within the Alaska Division of Juvenile Justice. More specifically, this study assessed the resources needed in both rural and urban Alaska to adequately meet minimum probation standards, to continue the development and enhancement of system improvements, and to fully implement the restorative justice field probation service delivery model.

An article describing results of the study also appears in the Winter 2010 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum.