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NCJ Number: 51199 Find in a Library
Title: WASHINGTON, DC - THE NEW FLEXIBLE J D ACT
Journal: CORRECTIONS MAGAZINE  Volume:4  Issue:3  Dated:(SEPTEMBER 1978)  Pages:29-31
Author(s): D MOSKOWITZ
Corporate Author: Criminal Justice Publications, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 3
Sponsoring Agency: Criminal Justice Publications, Inc
New York, NY 10017
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: REASONS WHY STATES REFUSED TO PARTICIPTE IN THE VARIOUS PROGRAMS OF THE JUVENILE JUSTICE AND DELINQUENCY PREVENTION ACT ARE EXAMINED. CHANGES MADE TO ENCOURAGE GREATER PARTICIPATION ARE DISCUSSED.
Abstract: WHEN THE JUVENILE JUSTICE AND DELINQUENCY PREVENTION ACT (THE J.D. ACT) WAS PASSED IN 1974, IT MANDATED THAT STATES WOULD HAVE TO MEET TWO STANDARDS BEFORE THEY WERE ELIGIBLE FOR FEDERAL FUNDS: NONOFFENDERS AND STATUS OFFENDERS COULD NOT BE HELD IN SECURE DETENTION FACILITIES; AND JUVENILES, REGARDLESS OF THE CRIMES THEY WERE CHARGED WITH OR CONVICTED OF, WERE NEVER TO BE INCARCERATED WITH ADULTS, EVEN OVERNIGHT. MODIFICATIONS MADE IN THESE STANDARDS ARE DISCUSSED. MANY STATES FOUND IT WOULD COST MORE TO COMPLY WITH THE ORIGINAL STANDARDS THAN THEY COULD AFFORD. ALSO, TO ENCOURAGE PARTICIPATION, THE FEDERAL GRANT MONEY WAS DOUBLED. THE NUMBER OF STATES PARTICIPATING IN J.D. ACT PROGRAMS IS SURVEYED. THE ACT IS CALLED INSTRUMENTAL IN CHANGING STATE ATTITUDES TOWARD JUVENILE OFFENDERS AND THE COMINGLING OF JUVENILES WITH ADULTS. EFFORTS WHICH WILL BE MADE TO ENFORCE THE NEW STANDARDS ARE EXPLAINED. (GLR)
Index Term(s): Federal programs; Grants or contracts; Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act; State government
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