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Title: Juvenile Diversion in New Hampshire - A Handbook for Communities
Corporate Author: Friends Program, Inc
United States of America

Franklin Pierce Law Ctr
United States of America

New Hampshire Comprehensive Children and Youth Project
United States of America
Date Published: 1981
Page Count: 123
Sponsoring Agency: Franklin Pierce Law Ctr
Concord, NH 03301
Friends Program, Inc
Concord, NH 03301
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
New Hampshire Comprehensive Children and Youth Project
Concord, NH 03301
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
US Dept of Health and Human Services
Washington, DC 20447
Grant Number: 81-JS-AX-0023; 01-CW-000001/02
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The handbook is intended to assist New Hampshire communities is the development of effective diversion programs to serve as alternatives to juvenile court processing for youth in trouble with the law. It presents practical information to be used as a guide for program design and implementation.
Abstract: Diversion is discussed within the context of the juvenile justice system, and the advantages and disadvantages of diversion programming are outlined along with current research findings. The historical development of the juvenile court system is reviewed, with attention to recent changes in the State's juvenile code and the statutory authority for diversion of youth in the State. The handbook also outlines program options available among the State's diversion programs and describes its administrative structures used to establish diversion programs. Various service options are described and evaluated. The steps necessary to develop community involvement and support in such programs design and implementation are outlined, and the major legal issues to be considered in the design of juvenile diversion program are addressed, with emphasis on the need to protect individual due process rights. The handbook briefly describes diversion programs currently operating in the State, listed alphabetically by county. Information on these programs' operations, staffing, and funding is supplied along with the names of contact persons and their phone numbers. A glossary, a resource listing, sample forms, footnotes, an excerpt from the State's juvenile code, and 24 references are appended.
Index Term(s): Diversion programs; Juvenile codes; Juvenile court diversion; New Hampshire; Program implementation; Program planning; Right to Due Process
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