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NCJ Number: 39664 Find in a Library
Title: WICHITA (KS) - A REVIEW OF THE OPERATIONS OF THE SEDGWICK COUNTY JUVENILE COURT - CRIMINAL COURTS TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROJECT
Author(s): L G MYERS; R O D SCHOENBACHER
Corporate Author: American University
Institute for Studies in Justice and Social Behavior
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 24
Sponsoring Agency: American University
Washington, DC 20016
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Contract Number: J-LEAA-013-76
Publication Number: T/A ASSIGNMENT NO 244
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: REPORT EXAMINES ALTERNATIVES THAT SEDGWICK JUVENILE COURT COULD EMPLOY FOR YOUTH WHO WOULD NORMALLY BE DETAINED.
Abstract: IN JULY 1976 A LOCAL RULING REQUIRED THAT JUVENILE OFFENSES BE PRIORITIZED BY TYPE AND THAT THOSE OFFENDERS INVOLVED IN LOW PRIORITY OFFENSES NOT BE DETAINED. THIS NEW RULING PROMPTED A REVIEW OF THE EXISTING SITUATION. SEVERAL RECOMMENDATIONS WERE DEVISED: REVIEWING THE REFERRAL PROCESS AND PLACING EMPHASIS UPON USING EXISTING COMMUNITY RESOURCES, UTILIZING PUBLIC AND PRIVATE AGENCIES AS SERVICE RESOURCES, AND BETTER DEFINITION OF THE ROLES AND AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY OF THE STAFF. MOREOVER, THE COURT SHOULD CONSIDER CREATING A STAFF POSITION FOR A PERSON WHO PRESENTED CASES TO THE COURT, AND DEVELOPING DEFINITE GUIDELINES FOR ALL JUVENILE COURT MATTERS...BS
Index Term(s): Juvenile court procedures; Juvenile courts; Kansas; Management; Technical assistance reports
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