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Title: Juvenile Justice Reform Initiatives in the States: 1994-1996
Corporate Author: National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA)
United States of America
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 93
Sponsoring Agency: Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA)
Washington, DC 20001
NCJRS Photocopy Services
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Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
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Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: HTML|PDF
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This is an overview of State juvenile justice reform initiatives during the period 1994-1996.
Abstract: This report is intended for State-level decisionmakers who are concerned with juvenile justice reform from policy initiation through implementation; it does not seek to evaluate existing programs but to describe what they are and their impact on the incidence of youth crime. The report discusses trends in violent juvenile crimes and considers how and why youth crimes are being committed. A separate chapter addresses policy initiatives in the following areas: crime prevention; curfews; parental responsibility; gang activities, including drug trafficking; graduated sanctions; juvenile boot camps; youth and guns; juvenile records; juvenile waivers; and expanded sentencing authority. A chapter on selected case studies discusses in depth reform initiatives in Colorado, Connecticut, Ohio, and Oregon, including the relevant catalysts for change and the positions of opponents and proponents of the initiatives as they moved through the legislative process. Finally, the report summarizes juvenile justice reform trends around the country and makes recommendations for future reform initiatives. Notes
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Colorado; Connecticut; Curfew; Future trends; Juvenile crime control; Juvenile justice policies; Juvenile justice reform; Ohio; Oregon; Records management; Sentencing reform; Shock incarceration programs; State planning agencies
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