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NCJ Number: 127143 Find in a Library
Title: You Have the Right: Rights As a Young Person in New Jersey
Author(s): C Zalkind
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 179
Sponsoring Agency: Assoc for Children of New Jersey
Newark, NJ 07102
Sale Source: Assoc for Children of New Jersey
35 Halsey Street
Newark, NJ 07102
United States of America
Type: Legislation/Policy Description
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Addressed mainly to New Jersey youth under the age of 18, this manual explains the legal rights of children in New Jersey with respect to the family, the school, the community, living situations other than the family, and the courts.
Abstract: The manual is also intended for use by parents, people who work with children, and the public. Individual sections explain age-based rights relating to marriage, employment, handling money, and curfews; decisionmaking regarding medical treatment and emancipation; and age and sex discrimination. Additional sections explain parental rights and responsibilities, the reporting of abuse or neglect, legal proceedings relating to child welfare and divorce, and adoption law. Further sections explain the right to an education; rights related to curriculum, records, discipline, free speech, and student searches; the laws relating to entering and living in foster care and permanency planning; legal issues related to residential treatment, psychiatric hospitalization, and other residential placements; and rights in juvenile courts. Lists of New Jersey agencies, hotlines, and community crisis services
Main Term(s): Rights of minors
Index Term(s): Juvenile resource directories; New Jersey
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