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NCJ Number: 120240 Find in a Library
Title: Step by Step Through the Juvenile Justice System: A Handbook for Connecticut
Corporate Author: Hartford Institute of Criminal and Social Justice
United States of America
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 29
Sponsoring Agency: Aetna Life and Casualty Co
Hartford, CT 06156
Hartford Institute of Criminal and Social Justice
Hartford, CT 06106
Document: PDF
Type: Citizen Involvement Material
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This manual explains the structure and operation of the juvenile justice system in Connecticut and outlines the steps involved in different types of proceedings involving juveniles.
Abstract: The purposes of the juvenile court and the differences between juvenile court and criminal court are explained. The text notes that court intervention may occur because of the behavior of the child or youth or because of inadequacies in the parental care of the child. The rights of juveniles and parents and the stages involved in delinquency cases, cases involving service needs, and cases involving neglect are also outlined. Further sections explain the principles and procedures related to the termination of parental rights and the emancipation of a minor. Glossary.
Main Term(s): Juvenile justice system
Index Term(s): Connecticut; Juvenile court procedures
Note: 2nd edition
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