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NCJ Number: 212856 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Montana Juvenile Detention Manual
Corporate Author: Montana Board of Crime Control
United States of America
Date Published: August 2004
Page Count: 123
Sponsoring Agency: Montana Board of Crime Control
Helena, MT 59620-1408
Sale Source: Montana Board of Crime Control
PO Box 201408
3075 North Montana Street
Helena, MT 59620-1408
United States of America
Type: Legislation/Policy Description
Format: Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This handbook presents an overview of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974 as Amended (JJDP Act) and the Montana Youth Court Act for the purposes of maintaining compliance.
Abstract: Main goals of the JJDP Act include the deinstitutionalization of status and non-offenders; separation of adult and youth offenders in institutions; removal of juveniles from adult jails and lockups; a reduction in the disproportionate minority contact with the juvenile justice system; and compliance monitoring of jails and all juvenile detention, correctional, and non-secure facilities. Each of these goals is discussed in turn, including the intent of each goal and any exceptions to the requirement. Regulations governing juvenile offender waivers to adult court and direct filing of juveniles in adult court are examined in light of the goal of maintaining juvenile inmates separately from adult inmates. Juvenile facility regulations are reviewed, followed by a listing of available technical assistance and training for JJSP Act compliance. Quick reference tables are offered for the types of facilities to be monitored under the JJSP Act and for custody requirements by most restrictive regulation. Appendixes contain information on valid court order exceptions, the decision tree for handling interstate compact youth in Montana, and the Montana Youth Court Act. Tables, footnotes, appendixes
Main Term(s): Federal legislation; Juvenile justice management
Index Term(s): Montana; Regulations compliance; State juvenile justice systems
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