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Title: Holding High Ground: Preserving a Justice System for Children in a Time of Fear and Turbulence
Author(s): D Steinhart
Corporate Author: Commonweal
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 29
Sponsoring Agency: Commonweal
Bolinas, CA 94924
Sale Source: Commonweal
P.O. Box 316
Bolinas, CA 94924
United States of America
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report describes the 1994 activities and advocacy of the Juvenile Justice Program of Commonweal, a health and environmental research institute that focuses on children, health care, and sustainable development.
Abstract: The juvenile justice advocacy program focuses on a core defense of juvenile court law and its underlying principles, including the tenet that children are a precious resource in society and the belief that children who misbehave and break the law deserve our full attention and a meaningful effort at rehabilitation. During 1994, Commonweal tried to build support for services, programs, and community organizations working to reduce the risk factors that promote crime and juvenile delinquency. It also focused on discouraging proposals to expand California's already massive youth corrections capacity while reducing or eliminating treatment. Specific efforts focused on juvenile court waiver, confidentiality for juveniles, juvenile sentencing, juvenile jailing, juvenile facility inspections, juvenile justice economic reform, and juvenile crime and violence prevention. Descriptions of three related publications
Main Term(s): Juvenile justice policies
Index Term(s): Juvenile Corrections/Detention; Juvenile courts; Juvenile delinquency prevention
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