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NCJ Number: 151817 Find in a Library
Title: Children, Youth, and the Police: Recommended Policies and Procedures
Corporate Author: Connecticut Office of Policy and Management
Criminal Justice Policy and Planning Division
United States of America
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 48
Sponsoring Agency: Connecticut Office of Policy and Management
Hartford, CT 06106-1379
Sale Source: Connecticut Office of Policy and Management
Criminal Justice Policy and Planning Division
Research, Analysis and Evaluation Unit
450 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106-1379
United States of America
Type: Policy/Procedure Handbook/Manual
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This document contains recommended policies and procedures for Connecticut police departments on handling juveniles; under State law, each department was required to establish a written policies regarding handling and processing of juvenile matters, including arrest, referral, diversion, and detention procedures.
Abstract: The recommendations are divided into three sections. The first, department organization, provides for a youth division or youth officer, and outlines relevant responsibilities including screening all reports dealing with police contact with children, reviewing all departmental court referrals of children, assessing diversion decisions, assisting field officers, developing and maintaining juvenile offender files, and implementing juvenile delinquency prevention programs. The second section outlines procedures related to juvenile offenders, listing factors to consider in handling juvenile offenders and options for handling them, including verbal warning and release, conference with parents and teachers, referral to Juvenile Review Board, noncustodial referral to court, or custodial referral to court. The final group of policies refer to the handling of juvenile nonoffenders, i.e., children from families with service needs, victims of abuse or neglect, and missing children. The policies also cover record- keeping and confidentiality. 7 appendixes
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Child abuse investigations; Connecticut; Juvenile police intake; Juvenile status offenders; Police juvenile diversion; Police policies and procedures; Police youth units
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