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NCJ Number: 50135 Find in a Library
Title: JUVENILE JUSTICE - THE ROLE OF CORRECTIONS (FROM JUVENILE JUSTICE - THE HUMAN DIMENSION - HIGHLIGHTS OF THE PROCEEDINGS, 1978, BY LADY BROWN AND JUNE BERRY - SEE NCJ-50131)
Author(s): A F BREED
Corporate Author: Junior League of Lubbock, Inc
United States of America

Texas Cmtte for the Humanities and Public Policy
United States of America

National Endowment for the Humanities
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 8
Sponsoring Agency: Junior League of Lubbock, Inc
Lubbock, TX 79412
National Endowment for the Humanities

Texas Cmtte for the Humanities and Public Policy
TX
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: PREDICTIONS ARE MADE CONCERNING THE DEVELOPMENT OF JUVENILE CORRECTIONS; IT IS STRESSED THAT JUVENILE COURTS DETERMINE THE DIRECTION THAT CORRECTIONS TAKE AND COMMUNITY DESIRES ARE AN INFLUENCE.
Abstract: SINCE THE JUVENILE COURT WAS FIRST ESTABLISHED IN 1899, IT SOUGHT THROUGH ITS DISPOSITIONS TO SERVE THE BEST INTERESTS OF THE CHILD THROUGH REHABILITATION. THERE IS GENERAL AGREEMENT TODAY, HOWEVER, THAT THE PURPOSE OF DISPOSITIONS IS TO PROTECT SOCIETY. THIS PURPOSE WILL BE INCREASINGLY EVIDENT IN STATE LEGISLATION. IT IS PREDICTED THAT STATES WILL ESTABLISH MAXIMUM LIMITS ON THE DISPOSITIONS OF JUVENILE COURTS AND TIME LIMITS FOR SENTENCES BASED ON THE SERIOUSNESS OF THE OFFENSE. DISPOSITIONS WILL BE DEPENDENT ON THE AVAILABILITY OF RESOURCES. THEY WILL BE BASED ON RESTRICTIVE ALTERNATIVES, AND THE LEAST RESTRICTIVE DISPOSTION WILL BE USED TO REACH AN OBJECTIVE SO THAT A YOUNG PERSON WILL NOT BE CONFINED TO AN INSTITUTION IF PROBATION WILL SUFFICE. CORRECTIONS PROGRAMS WILL BE STRUCTURED FOR FAIRNESS AND WILL PROVIDE NORMAL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCES FOR JUVENILES ENTERING THE SYSTEM. A SINGLE AGENCY WILL BE CREATED IN THE STATES TO ADMINISTER JUVENILE CORRECTIONS ASSURING CONSISTENCY OF TREATMENT. COMMUNITY AWARENESS AND COOPERATION ARE URGED IN EXAMINING PROCEDURES USED BY POLICE, THE COURTS, AND THE CORRECTIONS SYSTEM THAT DEAL WITH JUVENILES. (DAG)
Index Term(s): Future trends; Juvenile Corrections/Detention; Juvenile court procedures
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