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NCJ Number: 34473 Find in a Library
Title: JUVENILE DIVERSION - KEY ISSUES - NATIONAL EVALUATION PROGRAM, PHASE 1 - ASSESSMENT OF JUVENILE DIVERSION
Author(s): P COLOMY; R A MCDERMOTT
Corporate Author: Regents of the University of Minnesota
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 37
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Regents of the University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN 55455
US Dept of Justice

US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 75-NI-99-0081
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Description
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: SEVERAL KEY ISSUES IN THE DEFINITION AND PRACTICE OF JUVENILE DIVERSION ARE EXPLORED, INCLUDING THE VARIOUS FORMS DIVERSION MAY TAKE, THE ROLE OF DECISION MAKING IN DIVERSION, AND THE IMPACT OF JUVENILE DIVERSION.
Abstract: THE DEFINITIONAL AND CONCEPTUAL CONFUSION SURROUNDING THE CONCEPT OF DIVERSION IS EXAMINED, AND AN ATTEMPT IS MADE TO CLARIFY THE CONCEPTS OF PREVENTION, DIVERSION, ALTERNATIVES TO INCARCERATION, SCREENING, REFERRAL, AND MINIMIZATION OF PENETRATION. THE AUTHORS STRESS THE NEED TO DEVELOP SOME KIND OF COHERENT FRAMEWORK OUT OF, OR IN SPITE OF, DISPARATE AND OVERLAPPING CONCEPTUAL SCHEMES. PROBLEMS IMPOSED BY THE DECISION TO DIVERT ARE EXAMINED. THE DECISION TO DIVERT IS THEN EXPLORED WITH RESPECT TO THESE QUESTIONS: WHAT TYPES OF PROCESSES INFLUENCE THE OFFICIAL IN HIS DECISION TO DIVERT? AND WHO IS DIVERTED? ALSO EXAMINED IS THE PROBLEM OF THE RELATIONSHIP OF DIVERSION PROGRAMS TO LEGAL AUTHORITY. FINALLY, THE IMPACT OF DIVERSION IS DISCUSSED WITH EMPHASIS ON THE POTENTIAL ENLARGEMENT OF THE JUVENILE JUSTICE NET AND FURTHER STIGMATIZATION OF DIVERTED YOUTH RESULTING FROM DIVERSION. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED)
Index Term(s): Decisionmaking; Diversion programs; Evaluation; Juvenile court diversion; Juvenile diversion programs; Juvenile justice system; National Evaluation Program
Note: NATIONAL EVALUATION PROGRAM
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