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Title: Families in Court: A National Symposium
Corporate Author: American Bar Assoc.
United States of America

National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
United States of America

National Ctr for State Courts
United States of America
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 131
Sponsoring Agency: American Bar Assoc.
Washington, DC 20036
National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
Reno, NV 89507
National Ctr for State Courts
Williamsburg, VA 23185-4147
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
State Justice Institute
Alexandria, VA 22314
Grant Number: 88-02B-C-034; 87-SD-CX-K059
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
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United States of America

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United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Conference Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The papers presented at this symposium deal with developments in family and juvenile courts, describe current research, and recommend various reform measures.
Abstract: Individual authors call for judicial process reform and advocacy in civil child maltreatment cases, court-system interventions against family violence, and improved integration among the State court system in their handling of family and child case proceedings. The authors unanimously suggest that reform measures must go beyond current, conventional thinking to encompass innovations in coordinating all relevant components of the criminal justice system in order to better serve and protect the rights of children and their families. Chapter references.
Main Term(s): Family courts
Index Term(s): Criminal justice system reform; Juvenile courts
Note: The symposium was held in Reno, Nevada, May 14-17, 1989.
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