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Community Justice Panels and Collegiate Mentoring Program. Jointly developed by: The IMPACT Project, Inc. Lehigh County Juvenile Probation. A history . The Historical Perspective.
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Group Justice Panels and Collegiate Mentoring Program Jointly created by: The IMPACT Project, Inc. Lehigh County Juvenile Probation

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A history

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The Historical Perspective Andrew DeAngelo from the Office of Juvenile Probation went to trainings in Bucks County in the mid 1980\'s on Youth Aid Panels as a component of his doctoral level college work Over the following 15 years, a few groups endeavored to actualize the Youth Aid Panel, yet fizzled because of the political atmosphere

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1995 Pennsylvania Legislature established Balanced and Restorative Justice (BARJ) as a method for managing adolescent wrongdoing issues. Lehigh County starts framing the BARJ Steering Committee to direct the usage of Balanced and Restorative Justice standards in the district.

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Juvenile Accountability Incentive Block Grants get to be accessible for Lehigh County and the city of Allentown and town of Whitehall. A pool of over $100,000 got to be accessible for Lehigh County as Allentown and Whitehall Police Departments added their JAIBG monies to the whole sum accessible for Lehigh County.

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The BARJ controlling board is relegated the assignment of deciding how to be utilize JAIBG monies. Andy DeAngelo educated the BARJ Steering Committee of the Youth Aid Panel programs. Whitehall Police Chief Dennis Peters unequivocally bolsters Youth Aid Panels as a redirection program

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In January 1999, the BARJ Steering Committee "assigns" Dr. Abraham to study Youth Aid Panels programs presently working in eastern Pennsylvania. He goes to twice month to month bunch gatherings and also gatherings with individual YAP suppliers Four models as of now in operation in the state: District Attorney, Police, Juvenile Probation, and Private Provider.

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after six months the BARJ guiding board of trustees submits financing and Mr. DeAngelo and Dr. Abraham compose the idea paper prompting the making of a Youth Aid Panel (YAP) Coordinator in Lehigh County. Due to a region solidify in enlisting new representatives, adolescent probation out of the blue chooses to utilize a private supplier to contract, prepare, and direct the YAP facilitator.

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Given Dr. Abraham\'s recently created "aptitude", The IMPACT Project is requested that make Youth Aid Panels in Lehigh County. Mr. DeAngelo changes the name of Youth Aid Panels to "Group Justice Panels" to have Lehigh County utilize a term more in contact with BARJ benchmarks. Side note: the state later changes the names of Youth Aid Panels to Community Justice Panels for any recently supported projects who wish to make boards.

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In August 1999, the main Community Justice Panel Coordinator is contracted by Paul Werrell, Andy DeAngelo, and Joe Abraham under the JAIBG allow granted to Lehigh County. Joe Martellucci gets to be Lehigh County\'s Community Justice Panel Coordinator and is utilized by The IMPACT Project, Inc. what\'s more, mutually regulated by Joe Abraham and Andy DeAngelo.

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Opening the Doorway to Success: Collegiate Mentoring In the mid 1990s, the group benefit executive for the Lehigh County Juvenile Probation Department, Brian Muschlitz, organized a gathering of young people under the office\'s supervision to visit his institute of matriculation, Moravian College. They partook in social and recreational exercises on more than one occasion a semester.

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Collegiate Mentoring Part of the advancement of the volunteer program under the concede, came the thought to grow university coaching to incorporate competency improvement exercises, orchestrating coaching and partaking in an assortment of grounds endeavors. In joining forces with The IMPACT Project, Lehigh County made a chance to fabricate the Collegiate Mentoring Programs into a very much created mediation.

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Collegiate Mentoring Currently, under the heading of Todd Breinich, Supervisor of Program Services for Impact Project Inc., and Eva Frederick, Assistant Director of the Community Alternative Work coaching programs, it now gives exercises over a nine-week time span throughout a semester. It really offers a vital option standpoint and mediation which helps the lives and eventual fate of our young people.

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Community Justice Panels – History Continued Throughout the Fall of 1999, board individuals were enrolled and started preparing in January 2000 for the Emmaus and Whitehall Community Justice Panels. Dr. Abraham speaks to Lehigh County and is a highlighted moderator at the second yearly statewide Youth Aid Panel Conference held at Glen Mills.

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Community Justice Panels – History Continued The Emmaus Community Justice Panel heard the principal case in Lehigh County on March 21, 2000 During the Spring of 2000, board individuals were selected and started preparing amid the late spring months to serve on Community Justice Panels in Allentown and the Macungie Area.

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Community Justice Panels – History Continued During the Fall of 2000, board individuals were enlisted and started preparing amid the Winter of 2000 for two extra Community Justice Panels in Allentown. Joe Martellucci and Joe Abraham are highlighted moderators at the third yearly Youth Aid Panel gathering which is presently gone to by some of our specialists and is paid for through a concede from JCJC.

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Community Justice Panels – History Continued IMPACT is instrumental is the development of the statewide Youth Aid Panel/Community Justice Panel association (Pennsylvania Commission on Community Youth Aid Panels – PCCYAP). This board of trustees tries to set up a "best practices" standard for all boards to take after. Todd Breinich replaces Joe Martellucci as the Coordinator for Community Justice Panels.

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Community Justice Panels – History Continued In February 2001, the choice is made to join the three littler Allentown Community Justice Panels into two bigger boards. This conveys us to the aggregate of five Community Justice Panels in operation. Effect and adolescent probation chose to hold at five boards as we assessed the adequacy of the model and information delivered. Crime cases now permitted to be seen by boards.

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Community Justice Panels – History Continued In 2002, The IMPACT Project\'s, Community Justice Panels and Collegiate Mentoring Program win the prestigious Juvenile Court Judges\' Commission grant as "Group Based Program of the Year". Affect turn into the main private supplier to twice win this honor They won in 1993 as "Private Provider of the Year" for its child care programs.

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2004 – Growth and Changes JAIBG subsidizing stream cut and changed. Lehigh County chooses to proceed with Community Justice Panels and Collegiate Mentoring Program by contract for administrations. Financial plan is expanded by 70% and another staff position is made. Todd Breinich is elevated to Supervisor of Program Services. Dwight Lichtenwalner is enlisted as Community Justice Panel Coordinator.

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2004 – Growth and Changes New objectives are to make two new boards throughout the following year and a half Development of another Collegiate Mentoring site is proposed. JPO and IMPACT spend the late spring fixing school program and reclassifying parts. Program recommits to the coaching idea rather than being all the more only a "mentoring" program.

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2004 – Growth and Changes New board created and prepared to work in South Whitehall Township $20,000 focused for clinical treatment to give specialists more prominent chance to help amid contracting stage Bill Burkit brought on board for a few hours a week to help with creating workmanship treatment part of our program and to handle clinical referrals from specialists

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2004-2005 Growth and Changes Slatington drew closer to decide achievability for a Community Justice Panel to be produced. Our welcome to build up the program was declined. Salisbury township/East Allentown/West Bethlehem/Fountain Hill focused as new board site to be produced

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2004-2005 Growth and Changes More referrals than boards could deal with Many specialists volunteer more opportunity to hold additional board gatherings to help with flood

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Programmatic Data

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2001 CJP Statistics ·  102 cases alluded to the program ·   71 cases acknowledged into the program (70%) ·   57 cases effectively determined (80%) ·   50 effectively determined cases remained capture free for no less than one schedule year (88%) · no offense cases acknowledged amid this logbook year

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2004 CJP Statistics 238 cases alluded to the program 179 cases acknowledged into the program (75%) 33 cases went to court, 26 cases not acknowledged 137 cases effectively determined with 19 pending determination (86%) achievement rate

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2004 CJP Statistics 99 females alluded to CJP 139 guys alluded to CJP 37 youth age 12 and under 104 youth ages 13-15 97 youth ages 16-18

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2004 Statistics-Community Service Data 2,226 hours of group administration was effectively finished $2,516.59 in compensation was gathered This year\'s real philanthropy walk was the Light the Night Walk in October. 16 individuals subsidiary with CJP and IMPACT raised cash and strolled on a frosty blustery night

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2004 Statistics-Community Service Data $1,321.31 was raised by the walk which profited the nearby section of The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society with CJP kids contributing $370.31 Another $519.18 was brought up by CJP kids for philanthropy tries (for the most part the Association for the Blind)

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2004 Statistics-Volunteers Six boards as of now working: Allentown 1 Allentown 2 Emmaus Macungie South Whitehall Whitehall

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2004 Statistics-Volunteers Each Panelist volunteers for a normal of 65 hours for each year, in addition to additional time put in for over-burden of referrals. We have 33 dynamic specialists In 2004 our specialists have volunteered progressively that 2,200 hours of their time!

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Collegiate Men

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