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Trends in Foster Care Use in Washington State: 1970 to 1997

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Sharon Silas - May 1998

The rate of youth in state-funded foster care in Washington State is shown in this topic brief.  The statewide trend in foster care placement between 1970 and 1997 is presented; county-level data from 1987 to 1997 are also listed. 

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Residential Phase Intensive Parole Contact Standards: JRA Intensive Parole Evaluation, Briefing Paper #6

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Robert Barnoski - March 2001

In 1997, the Washington State Legislature funded intensive parole for youth under the supervision of the state’s Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration (JRA). This legislation targets 25 percent of the JRA population at the highest risk for re-offending. The goals of the intensive parole program include maintaining public protection in both the short-term and long-term; assuring individual accountability; and providing treatment and support services. JRA's method for achieving these goals is through an overarching case management system intended to help high-risk delinquents make the transition from secure confinement to community supervision.

This briefing paper looks at intensive parole program youth and answers the following questions about parole revocations: How are intensive parole youth being contacted while residing in a JRA facility? How are the intensive parole residential phase contact standards being met?

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Does Public Assistance Encourage Women to Have More Children?

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WSIPP - January 1992

Most states increase the monthly public assistance grant when a new baby is born into the household. Recently, policymakers in some states have either eliminated, or proposed to eliminate, the grant increase. These changes in public assistance policy are based on the belief that the structure of grant payments may provide an economic incentive for women on public assistance to have more children.

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Truancy Petition Update: September 1995 - June 1996

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Edie Harding, Mason Burley - August 1996

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PowerPoint Presentation: Performance on the 10th-Grade WASL: Summary of Findings to Date

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Robert Barnoski - January 2007

This is a copy of the Institute's presentation to the Washington State House of Representatives Education Committee on January 19, 2007.

Washington State Criminal Records Audit: Meeting 1, Review of Research Design

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Elizabeth Drake, Robert Barnoski, Laura Harmon - September 2006

The Institute was contracted by the Office of Financial Management to determine the completeness and accuracy of Washington State’s criminal history databases for adult felons. The following databases are included in the study: the Washington State Patrol, the Department of Corrections, the Administrative Office of the Courts, and the Sentencing Guidelines Commission. This presentation discusses the proposed research design for the study. The final report will be completed by April 2007.

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PowerPoint Presentation: Alternative Assessment Options for High School Graduation

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Annie Pennucci, Robert Barnoski - January 2007

This is a copy of the Institute's presentation to the Washington State Senate Early Learning and K-12 Education Committee on January 17, 2007.

Report Series Highlights

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Robert Barnoski - December 2005

This presentation highlights key findings from the study series as of December 2005.