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Title: Statement of Barry Krisberg Before the House Subcommittee on Human Resources Concerning Reauthorization of the Federal Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act on February 5, 1992
Author(s): B Krisberg
Corporate Author: National Council on Crime and Delinquency
United States of America
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 11
Sponsoring Agency: National Council on Crime and Delinquency
Washington, DC 20005
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Type: Legislative Hearing/Committee Report
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The president of the National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD) discusses Federal juvenile justice policy and recommends policy directions for the next several years.
Abstract: Juvenile crime, especially violent crime, is now rising, after declines during the late 1970's and early 1980's. In addition, the increase in the youth population and in children reared in poverty by fractured families will both further increase the volume of juvenile crime. The current fiscal crisis of State and local governments has impeded their efforts to address the problem of juvenile crime. Therefore, the Federal juvenile justice program and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) are crucial to the effort. Current juvenile justice policies focus on removing minors from adult jails, improving community-based services for juvenile status offenders, supporting research and demonstration efforts to prevent delinquency, and reducing the high rates of minority incarceration. During the next several years, OJJDP should consolidate and institutionalize existing reforms. Other recommended efforts include improving the assessment and diagnostic capacities of juvenile justice agencies, expanding the use of risk screening models, restricting juvenile court waivers, and strengthening the Federal juvenile justice program.
Main Term(s): Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act
Index Term(s): Federal programs; Juvenile justice reform
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