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Title: STATUS OFFENDERS - A WORKING DEFINITION
Author(s): M KANNENSOHN; R HARRIS; D GABRIEL; J UPPAL; W LYDAY; S CLAPSADDLE
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 40
Sponsoring Agency: Council of State Governments
Lexington, KY 40578
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 72-DF-99-0047; 75-DF-99-0031
Sale Source: Council of State Governments
Iron Works Pike
P.O. Box 11910
Lexington, KY 40578
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS REPORT DEVELOPS CRITERIA FOR CLASSIFYING CONFINED YOUTH AS STATUS OR NON-STATUS OFFENDERS IN THE CONTEXT OF THE 1974 JUVENILE JUSTICE AND DELINQUENCY PREVENTION ACT REQUIREMENTS.
Abstract: WITH THE PASSAGE OF THE JUVENILE JUSTICE AND DELINQUENCY PREVENTION ACT OF 1974, CONGRESS MADE AVAILABLE MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN FEDERAL AID TO THE STATES FOR IMPROVEMENT OF JUVENILE JUSTICE. HOWEVER, THE AVAILABILITY OF THESE FUNDS WAS MADE CONTINGENT ON STATE COMPLIANCE WITH THE FEDERAL MANDATE THAT WITHIN TWO YEARS AFTER SUBMISSION OF THE PLAN, 'JUVENILES WHO ARE CHARGED WITH OR HAVE COMMITTED OFFENSES THAT WOULD NOT BE CRIMINAL IF COMMITTED BY AN ADULT SHALL NOT BE PLACED IN JUVENILE DETENTION OR CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES, BUT MUST BE PLACED IN SHELTER FACILITIES'. THIS REQUIREMENT NECESSITATES AN OPERATIONAL DEFINITION OF THESE STATUS OFFENDERS ACCEPTABLE TO BOTH LEAA AND STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS IF STATES WISH TO RECEIVE FORMULA GRANTS UNDER THIS ACT. THIS REPORT CONTAINS THE RESULTS OF AN EFFORT TO DEVELOP AND TEST SUCH AN OPERATIONAL DEFINITION: INCLUDED ARE DISCUSSIONS OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE DEFINITION, VALIDATION OF THE DEFINITION, AND UTILITY OF THE DEFINITION. THE RESULTS OF THIS STUDY HAVE ALREADY BEEN INCORPORATED INTO LEAA'S GUIDELINES FOR IMPLEMENTING THIS ACT. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED)
Index Term(s): Correctional institutions (juvenile); Definitions; Federal aid; Juvenile detention; Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act; Juvenile justice system; Juvenile status offenders; Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (LEAA); Laws and Statutes; Offender classification
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