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NCJ Number: 149816 Find in a Library
Title: State Legislative Summary, 1993: Children, Youth, and Family Issues
Corporate Author: National Conference of State Legislatures
United States of America
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 188
Sponsoring Agency: Carnegie Corporation of New York
New York, NY 10036
Edna McConnell Clark Foundation
New York, NY 10177
Foundation for Child Development
New York, NY 10016-6055
National Conference of State Legislatures
Denver, CO 80202
Publication Number: ISBN 1-55516-647-4
Sale Source: National Conference of State Legislatures
1560 Broadway
Suite 700
Denver, CO 80202
United States of America
Type: Legislation/Policy Description
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This is a compendium of laws that affect children and youth, enacted by the 50 States and the District of Columbia in the 1993 legislative session.
Abstract: Legislation is summarized under 11 major topic areas and 60 subtopics. The major topic areas are child abuse and neglect, child care/early childhood education, child health, child mental health, child welfare, family law, juvenile justice, public assistance, substance abuse, and youth at risk. For each of these major topics, legislation from each State is summarized under subtopics pertinent to the major topic. For child abuse and neglect, for example, each State's legislation is summarized for the subtopics of background checks/screening, court procedures, definitions/offenses/penalties, financing, legal representation, organization/oversight, prevention/treatment/training, registries and records, reporting/investigations, sexual abuse and exploitation, and victim and witness protection. For juvenile justice, the subtopics are administration/organization, disposition/penalties/offenses, financing, institutions/services/prevention, jurisdiction/waivers, procedures, and records. Appended legislative summary on child support enforcement and a State-by-State summary
Main Term(s): Juvenile justice policies
Index Term(s): Child abuse; Child care services; Child protection laws; Child victims; Drug law offenses; State laws
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