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NCJ Number: NCJ 142687     Find in a Library
Title: Judges Model
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Author(s): R Chance ; I Spergel
Corporate Author: University of Chicago
School of Social Service Admin
National Youth Gang Suppression and Intervention Project
United States of America
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 15
  Annotation: This paper proposes a model of juvenile court judges' responsibilities for addressing the youth gang problem in a community.
Abstract: The primary goals of the juvenile court judge should be to ensure that the youth gang member receives a fair hearing, to protect the community and the youth from violent and serious gang crime should a juvenile court petition be sustained, and to use court orders to create conditions to rehabilitate the gang youth. To protect the community and rehabilitate the youth gang member, the judge should promote a multiple-strategy approach that focuses on the individual case, the structure of the court, community resources, and interagency processes. The court should prioritize and integrate strategies of suppression, opportunities provision, social intervention, community mobilization, and organizational development to deal with individual youth gang cases. This paper identifies certain court processes and situations in which special judicial attention is required. General principles and procedures are suggested, but they should be tailored to the circumstances of each jurisdiction. Topics covered include organizational development and change; court proceedings; certification of youth to adult court; detention and release; court hearings; evidence; sentencing; placement on probation; placement within a correctional institution; use of probation and special court review; community mobilization; selection, training, and education; and research and evaluation.
Main Term(s): Juvenile/Youth Gangs ; Juvenile judges
Index Term(s): Judicial educational programs ; Juveniles ; Crime specific countermeasures ; Program implementation ; Police ; Program design
Sponsoring Agency: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
Grant Number: 90-JD-CX-K001
Publication Number: D0007
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Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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