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NCJ Number: 48785 Find in a Library
Title: USE OF PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES IN A JUVENILE COURT SETTING
Journal: JUVENILE AND FAMILY COURT JOURNAL  Volume:29  Issue:2  Dated:(MAY 1978)  Pages:7-12
Author(s): L F MORTILLARO
Corporate Author: National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 6
Sponsoring Agency: National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
Reno, NV 89507
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: MODEL FUNCTIONS AND ORGANIZATION FOR THE PROVISION OF PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES WITHIN THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM ARE SUGGESTED.
Abstract: PSYCHOLOGICAL FUNCTIONS WITHIN THE JUVENILE COURT ORGANIZATION SHOULD INCLUDE THERAPEUTIC SERVICES, RESEARCH AND EVALUATION-RESEARCH, ASSESSMENT (DIAGNOSIS), CONSULTATION (TO JUDGES AND OTHERS WITHIN THE ORGANIZATION), AND TRAINING. IDEALLY, PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES SHOULD BE LOCATED WITHIN THE ADMINISTRATIVE HIERARCHY OF THE JUVENILE COURT. INHOUSE SERVICES GIVE THE JUVENILE COURT ORGANIZATION MORE PROGRAMATIC AND FINANCIAL CONTROL AND DECREASE THE TIME LAG BETWEEN REFERRAL AND THERAPY. IN ADDITION, AN INHOUSE ARRANGEMENT ALLOWS THE PSYCHOLOGIST TO DEFINE HIS OR HER ROLE PRIMARILY WITHIN THE SERVICE DEMANDS OF THE AGENCY. PROVIDERS OF PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES SHOULD HAVE DIRECT ACCESS TO ALL LEVELS OF THE ORGANIZATION, PARTICULARLY TO THE TOP ADMINISTRATION AND THE JUDICIARY. A STAFF RATHER THAN A LINE RELATIONSHIP IS REQUIRED TO PROVIDE SUCH FLEXIBILITY. SPECIFIC ACTIVITIES INCLUDED IN EACH OF THE FUNCTIONAL CATEGORIES NOTED ABOVE ARE LISTED. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFED--LKM)
Index Term(s): Counseling; Juvenile courts; Psychiatric services; Psychological evaluation
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