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NCJ Number: 161655 Find in a Library
Title: Study of Tribal and Alaskan Native Juvenile Justice System Initiated
Journal: American Indian Law Newsletter  Volume:23  Issue:1  Dated:(August 1990)  Pages:9-10
Editor(s): H Estes
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 2
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article outlines the goals of a study that will examine the juvenile justice systems of American Indian and Alaskan Native juvenile justice systems.
Abstract: The study will be conducted between April 1990 and February 1992. The findings will be submitted to Congress by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, along with recommendations for improvements in tribal juvenile justice practices. One of the study goals is to determine how American Indian and Alaskan Native juveniles are treated under their justice systems. Another goal is to determine the resources available to provide services for juveniles accused of or adjudicated for status and delinquency offenses. A third goal is to assess tribal compliance with the mandates of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act to deinstitutionalize status offenders, separate juvenile offenders from adult offenders in jail, and remove juvenile offenders from adult jails. Further, the study will identify promising approaches for intervening with juvenile offenders and prepare recommendations for improvements in tribal and Alaskan Native juvenile justice systems. The study will use an array of techniques to obtain data on such topics as jurisdictional populations, incident and arrest rates, procedures, diversion and other alternatives, and anecdotal data. It will assess the impact of the Federal domestic assistance delivery system on tribal juvenile justice systems and will cover intergovernmental relationships, including State and local roles. Contacts with various tribes and other governments will begin in September 1990, following approval of the study research design by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
Main Term(s): Juvenile justice system
Index Term(s): Indian justice; Research methods; Tribal court system
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