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NCJ Number: 119321 Find in a Library
Title: Legal Rights of Children in Institutions (From Representing the Child Client, P 2.1-2.99, 1988, Mark A Soler, et al. -- See NCJ-119320)
Author(s): M I Soler; A C Shotton; J R Bell; E J Jameson; C B Shauffer; L M Warboys
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 101
Sponsoring Agency: Matthew Bender and Co, Inc
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Sale Source: Matthew Bender and Co, Inc
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United States of America
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: These descriptions of statutory and case law applying to the rights of children in institutions are intended for use by attorneys who represent children and youth.
Abstract: The discussions cover the following specific practices and conditions of juvenile confinement: classification and separation issues; health care; access to counsel, the courts, and family; programming issues; training and supervision of institutional staff; environmental and sanitation issues; restraints, punishments, and due process; and safety. The discussion for each practice and condition explains the applicable court decisions as well as the relevant professional standards. Applicable court decisions on adult institutions like jails, prisons, and mental hospitals are also summarized. Additional sections cover issues related to children in adult jails and explain the basic principles of legal liability. Footnotes.
Main Term(s): Rights of minors
Index Term(s): Attorney ad litem; Correctional institutions (juvenile); Residential child care institutions
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