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Title: Kids Nobody Wants - Treating the Seriously Delinquent Youth
Author(s): E McKenzie; R A Roos
Corporate Author: National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
United States of America
Date Published: 1982
Page Count: 90
Sponsoring Agency: National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
Reno, NV 89507
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 79-JN-AX-0016
Sale Source: National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
P.O. Box 8970
Reno, NV 89507
United States of America

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Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Intended for use by juvenile court judges as well as by other personnel in the juvenile justice system, these four papers examine the philosophical, legal, and professional problems entailed in dealing with serious juvenile delinquents.
Abstract: An analysis of issues related to mentally ill juvenile offenders reviews the problems confronted by the juvenile justice system in obtaining jurisdiction and treatment for mentally ill juveniles involved in serious bodily injury or death. A discussion of the treatment of mentally disordered juvenile offenders examines the attitudes of institutional administrators toward mentally disordered and violent wards of the court, with emphasis on the reasons why they often do not receive treatment despite the best efforts of juvenile court judges to see that they do. Onsite visits to many treatment programs for serious juvenile offenders are the basis for descriptions of innovative alternatives to incarceration for youths committed by the San Diego County (California) juvenile court. A discussion of international variations in the treatment of serious juvenile delinquency uses the results of a 3-year survey of 37 nations. The analysis covers the Americas, Western and Eastern Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and Australia and New Zealand. Chapter reference lists and numerous recommendations are included.
Index Term(s): Corrections in foreign countries; Juvenile Corrections/Detention; Juvenile mental health services; Mentally ill offenders; United States of America; Violent juvenile offenders
Note: Juvenile Justice Textbook Series
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