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NCJ Number: 160999 Find in a Library
Title: Juvenile Crime and Justice State Enactments 1995
Journal: State Legislative Report  Volume:20  Issue:17  Dated:(November 1995)  Pages:1-15
Author(s): D Lyons
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 15
Sponsoring Agency: National Conference of State Legislatures
Denver, CO 80202
Type: Legislation/Policy Description
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This review of juvenile crime and justice State legislation for 1995 addresses system reorganizations and reforms, the handling of juvenile offenders as adult offenders, juvenile gangs and parental responsibility, juvenile crime prevention, and records-related legislation.
Abstract: States are addressing juvenile crime as a high priority again in 1995. Legislatures in Connecticut, Missouri, Oregon, and Texas passed sweeping changes in how juvenile justice will be administered and operated. Some of the new laws take a comprehensive approach, with attention to prevention, early intervention, and graduated sanctions for juveniles, as well as criminal handling of the most serious and violent juvenile offenders. In many States, the trend continues to waiver or directly file serious juvenile offenders into adult criminal courts. Also prominent this year are new laws to fingerprint and photograph juveniles, open juvenile proceedings and records, extend victims' rights to victims of serious crimes perpetrated by juveniles, and involve and hold accountable parents of serious or chronic juvenile offenders. Pennsylvania addressed juvenile justice in a special session held earlier in 1995 concurrently with its regular session, which follows a similar extraordinary session in Arkansas in late 1994.
Main Term(s): State juvenile laws
Index Term(s): Juvenile case records; Juvenile court waiver; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Juvenile justice policies; Juvenile justice reform; Juvenile justice system; Juvenile/Youth Gangs; Parental liability; State-by-state analyses
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