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NCJ Number: 120607 Find in a Library
Title: California Juvenile Court Deskbook
Author(s): H B Thompson
Corporate Author: California Ctr for Judicial Education and Research
United States of America
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 361
Sponsoring Agency: California Ctr for Judicial Education and Research
Emeryville, CA 94608
California Judicial Council
San Francisco, CA 94102
Sale Source: California Judicial Council
State Building
Room 4200
San Francisco, CA 94102
United States of America
Type: Legislation/Policy Description
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This deskbook emphasizes practical problems involved in conducting juvenile court hearings and is intended to provide a reference source for California's juvenile court judges.
Abstract: The first section deals with the purpose and scope of California juvenile court law and considers the role of parents and juvenile delinquency prevention. Subsequent sections cover jurisdiction and venue, including a discussion of exclusive and original jurisdiction, and review certification hearings, the juvenile court process, and police and intake investigations. The deskbook also contains guidelines for petitioning minors, with policy guidelines given for delinquent and predelinquent, citation, and dependent cases. Final sections examine juvenile court hearings, specifically court calendaring and hearing procedures, detention hearings, probation officer responsibilities, rights of minors in detention facilities, jurisdiction hearings, disposition hearings, certification hearings, and supplemental hearings. Tables of statutes, rules, and cases are included.
Main Term(s): Juvenile court procedures
Index Term(s): California; Juvenile delinquents; Juvenile judges; Juvenile offenders
Note: Third Edition
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