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NCJ Number: 134224 Find in a Library
Title: Accountability in Dispositions for Juvenile Drug Offenders
Author(s): S G Bazemore; B R West; M LoValvo; L G Remer; C K Wright
Corporate Author: Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE)
United States of America
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 34
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
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Grant Number: 89-DD-CX-K012
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Document: PDF
Type: Program Description (Demonstrative)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Based upon the belief that accountability-based approaches do more to help both the perpetrator and the victim of drug-related crime than incarceration or treatment alone, this monograph suggests a pilot project design that involves an accountability-based approach for juvenile drug offenders.
Abstract: This monograph adds a new dimension to traditional punishment-treatment concepts by assigning responsibility for criminal behavior and by requiring active, rather than passive, reparative efforts. Under this perspective, the juvenile justice system would provide the monitoring and support services necessary to ensure that offenders are held accountable. This study included a national needs assessment that provided information on juvenile courts' response to juvenile drug offenders, the impact of drug offenders in corrections and community supervision programs, and gaps that exist in sanctions and supervision. The juvenile justice practitioners surveyed were enthusiastic about the concept of an accountability approach for drug offenders. In accordance with an accountability approach for juvenile drug offenders, the survey yielded strong support for the following sanctions: confiscation of any proceeds from drug sales, direct restitution payments to victims of drug sales, restitution payments into funds to support drug treatment, community work/service in public agencies, and intensive work crews. A pilot project design is suggested along with resources for accountability programming and practice, technical/training assistance, and program funding.
Main Term(s): Juvenile drug abusers
Index Term(s): Accountability; Community service order; Drug forfeiture; Juvenile restitution
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