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Title: Preliminary National Assessment of the Function and Impact of 24-Hour Juvenile Justice System Intake Units
Author(s): T E Black; F R Campbell; C P Smith
Corporate Author: American Justice Institute
National Juvenile Justice System Assessment Ctr
United States of America
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 172
Sponsoring Agency: American Justice Institute
Sacramento, CA 95814
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
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Rockville, MD 20849-6000
US Securities and Exchange Cmssn
Washington, DC 20549-2736
Grant Number: 79JN-AX-0013; 77NI-99-0009; 77JN-99-0008; 77JN-99-0008 (S-1) and (S-2)
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
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Document: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study determined the impact of 24-hour juvenile intake services on diversion, detention, and court processing decisions by police and court intake staff.
Abstract: Findings are based on a review of current literature pertaining both to the intake screening and detention process and on a comparative analysis of 24-hour intake units and other intake models of case processing decisions developed from survey data reported by 213 court intake and probation agencies in 23 States. The literature review indicates that no empirical studies have systematically assessed the direct impact of 24-hour intake services on case processing decisions by police, probation, detention, prosecution, or child protective services staff. The survey found that actual 24-hour intake (excluding on-call services) is rare (only 13.1 percent of jurisdictions) and is most often found in jurisdictions over 500,000 population. The study's only consistent finding is that 24-hour intake services are generally more effective in uniformly increasing diversion percentages than non-24-hour intake services. 25 figures, 26 tables, 23 references, 75-item bibliography.
Main Term(s): Juvenile court intake
Index Term(s): Case processing; Juvenile case management; Juvenile court diversion; Juvenile detention decisionmaking; Juvenile police intake; Police decisionmaking
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