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NCJ Number: 119263 Find in a Library
Title: Section 13.05: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Programs (From Contemporary Federal Criminal Practice: Volume 2 of The Comprehensive Crime Control Act of 1984, P 661-662, 1988, B. James George, Jr. -- See NCJ-119253)
Author(s): B J George Jr
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 2
Sponsoring Agency: Prentice Hall Law and Business
Clifton, NJ 07013
Sale Source: Prentice Hall Law and Business
855 Valley Road
Clifton, NJ 07013
United States of America
Type: Legislation/Policy Description
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This section details changes made by the Federal Comprehensive Crime Control Act of 1984 to provisions of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, with special emphasis on the Office of Juvenile Justice and programs to prevent delinquency.
Abstract: The legislative changes include requiring that the Administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) be appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate. Additionally, Federal juvenile delinquency programs and Federal programs relating to missing and exploited children will be coordinated by the Federal Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, chaired by the Attorney General. Financial assistance grants to State and local governments for delinquency prevention and improvement of the juvenile justice system reflect new Federal priorities such as family-oriented programs and drug and alcohol abuse prevention. The discretionary financial program of assistance to implement OJJDP priority programs has been revised to reflect community-based alternatives to institutionalization. The National Institute for Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention has been authorized to study programs including those to strengthen families and identify effective gang intervention programs as well as to act as a clearinghouse for useful data on juvenile delinquency. 8 footnotes.
Main Term(s): Juvenile delinquency prevention programs
Index Term(s): Crime Control Act of 1984; Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
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