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NCJ Number: 119867 Find in a Library
Title: Habitual Juvenile Offenders: Guidelines for Social Services
Corporate Author: Public Admin Service
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 15
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Document: PDF
Type: Guideline
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This brochure explains the conceptual basis for the role of social service agencies in the Serious Habitual Offender Comprehensive Action Program (SHOCAP), a program to help jurisdictions identify and appropriately respond to the serious habitual juvenile offender.
Abstract: SHOCAP is based on the premises and principles of the integrated Criminal Apprehension Program (ICAP). SHOCAP can increase the quality and relevance of information provided to juvenile justice and criminal justice authorities and enables them to focus additional attention on juveniles who repeatedly commit serious crimes. Particular emphasis is placed on providing relevant and complete case information to permit more informed sentencing. SHOCAP expands the interagency model established in 1983 to include information sharing for use in planning, managing, and delivering services more effectively. Social service agencies have several issues to consider in this effort, such as identifying and establishing special service and placement opportunities for serious habitual offenders; the use of information as a tool for planning and delivering comprehensive services through a case management approach; the involvement of law enforcement in child neglect, abuse, and other problem case areas; and the importance of information in obtaining civil commitments for designated habituals.
Main Term(s): Social service agencies
Index Term(s): Confidential records access; Criminal history exchanges; Integrated Criminal Apprehension Program; Interagency cooperation; Juvenile recidivists
Note: Serious Habitual Offender Comprehensive Action Program (SHOCAP)
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