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NCJ Number: 212858 Find in a Library
Title: Montana Manual for Monitoring Compliance with: The MT Youth Court Act and The Federal Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974 as Amended
Corporate Author: Montana Board of Crime Control
United States of America
Date Published: August 2004
Page Count: 49
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
Document: PDF
Type: Policy/Procedure Handbook/Manual
Format: Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This manual presents Montana policies and procedures for monitoring compliance with the Montana Youth Court Act and the Federal Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDP Act) of 1974 as Amended.
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; and a reduction in the disproportionate minority contact with the juvenile justice system. The manual provides a plan for an adequate monitoring system of these goals and the goals of the Montana Youth Court Act. The plan requires that monitoring agencies biennially describe the barriers to implementing and maintaining a monitoring system and then describe the strategies to overcome these barriers. The legislative and administrative procedures related to reports of noncompliance are set forth and a detailed description is offered of the required monitoring tasks. Monitoring tasks include the identification and classification of the monitoring universe, inspection of facilities, data collection and verification, provision of quarterly reports to the Youth Justice Council, and the provision of an annual monitoring report to OJJDP. The monitoring authorities are defined, which gives the Youth Justice Council the responsibility for completing the administration and implementation of the JJDP Act.
Main Term(s): Program monitoring
Index Term(s): Investigative auditing procedures; Juvenile justice policies; Montana; Procedure manuals; State juvenile justice systems
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