skip navigation

PUBLICATIONS

Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.

 

NCJ Number: 30704 Find in a Library
Title: PREPARING FOR A NEGLECT PROCEEDING - A GUIDE FOR THE SOCIAL WORKER
Journal: JUVENILE JUSTICE  Volume:26  Issue:4  Dated:(NOVEMBER 1975)  Pages:29-40
Author(s): C BELL; W J MLYNIEC
Corporate Author: National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 12
Sponsoring Agency: National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
Reno, NV 89507
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: AN OUTLINE OF THE LEGAL PROCEDURES AND LIMITATIONS WHICH HAVE BEEN IMPOSED ON EVIDENCE AND TESTIMONY OF SOCIAL WORKERS DUE TO THE EXTENSION OF SOME CONSTITUTIONAL SAFEGUARDS TO JUVENILE DEPENDENCY OR NEGLECT CASES.
Abstract: THE GROWING EMPHASIS ON STRICT APPLICATION OF THE RULES OF EVIDENCE AND A TENDENCY TO ADVERSARY PROCEEDINGS IN THE JUVENILE COURTS HAS RESULTED IN CHANGED JUDICIAL EXPECTATIONS OF SOCIAL WORKERS. THE PROBLEMS IN COURT WHICH THE SOCIAL WORKER MAY NOW FACE ARE DISCUSSED; THESE INCLUDE DISTRUST BETWEEN SOCIAL WORKERS AND LEGAL COUNSEL, LACK OF CLARITY REGARDING TERMINOLOGY, AND COMPILING AND PRESENTING FACTUAL MATERIAL. SUGGESTIONS ARE OFFERED ON BUILDING A LEGALLY-USABLE RECORD OF FACTS FOR POSSIBLE LITIGATION, THE COMPILATION OF EXHIBITS, MANAGING SECOND-HAND INFORMATION, AND PRETRIAL CONFERENCES. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED)
Index Term(s): Evidence; Evidence collection; Family courts; Juvenile court procedures; Juvenile courts; Juvenile dependency and neglect; Rules of evidence; Social workers; Trial preparation
To cite this abstract, use the following link:
http://www.ncjrs.gov/App/publications/abstract.aspx?ID=30704

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.