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NCJ Number: 62546 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: LOUISVILLE/JEFFERSON COUNTY (KY) - DEPARTMENT FOR HUMAN SERVICES - ANNUAL REPORT, 1978
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Louisville-Jefferson Cty
Kentucky Dept for Human Services
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 115
Sponsoring Agency: Louisville-Jefferson Cty

National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: TYPES OF REFERRALS MADE TO THE JEFFERSON COUNTY JUVENILE COURT (KENTUCKY) AND THE JUVENILE SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE DEPARTMENT FOR HUMAN SERVICES ARE INDICATED, AND ADULT SERVICES ARE ALSO BRIEFLY MENTIONED.
Abstract: IN JEFFERSON COUNTY, THE DEPARTMENT FOR HUMAN SERVICES (DHS) PROVIDES SERVICES FOR THE JUVENILE SESSION OF DISTRICT COURT. IN 1978, THERE WERE 7,466 REFERRALS TO JUVENILE SESSION, REPRESENTING 5,696 INDIVIDUALS, WHICH CONSTITUTED A 0.2 PERCENT INCREASE OVER 1977. WHEN THE POLICE CHARGE A JUVENILE WITH AN OFFENSE, HE/SHE MAY BE RELEASED TO THE YOUTH SERVICE PROGRAM, A YOUTH DIVERSION AND DELINQUENCY PREVENTION PROGRAM PROVIDING CRISIS COUNSELING TO JUVENILES AND THEIR FAMILIES. THE POLICE MAY INSTEAD DECIDE TO TAKE A YOUTH TO THE DIAGNOSTIC AND DETENTION CENTER, WHICH SERVES AS THE PRIMARY POINT OF ENTRY INTO THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM FOR YOUTH WHO HAVE BEEN CHARGED WITH THE COMMISSION OF A PUBLIC OFFENSE AND ARE BELIEVED TO BE A DANGER TO THEMSELVES OR THE COMMUNITY. FROM THE CENTER, THE JUVENILE MAY BE RELEASED TO HIS/HER PARENTS, THE SHELTER HOUSE (WHICH AIDS STATUS OFFENDERS), THE ALTERNATIVE TO DETENTION PROGRAM (COORDINATES THE CARE AND SUPERVISION OF CHILDREN WHO DO NOT NEED THE SECURE SUPERVISION OF THE CENTER), OR THE EMERGENCY SHELTER CARE PROGRAM. THE CHILD IS THEN PROCESSED THROUGH THE CHILDREN SERVICES INTAKE DEPARTMENT WHICH SERVES AS A SCREENING, INFORMATION, AND REFERRAL AGENCY. UNLESS THE OFFENSE IS OF A SERIOUS NATURE, REQUIRES LEGAL ACTION, OR IS CHARGED TO AN HABITUAL OFFENDER, THE YOUTH IS REFERRED TO APPROPRIATE DHS SERVICES WITHOUT COURT ACTION. AFTER ANY COURT ACTION, THE COURT MAY REFER THE JUVENILE TO THE FOLLOWING DHS HOME SERVICES; PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES, OR THE PROBATION DEPARTMENT. SERVICES PROVIDED TO ADULTS BY THE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE DEPARTMENT AND THE NUTRITIONAL PROGRAM FOR THE AGING AND BRIEFLY DESCRIBED. TABULAR DATA ARE PROVIDED FOR OFFENDER CHARACTERISTICS, COURT DISPOSITIONS, AND SERVICES PROVIDED. (RCB)
Index Term(s): Juvenile court diversion; Juvenile court intake; Juvenile detention; Juvenile group houses; Juvenile justice system; Juvenile processing; Juvenile shelter care; Kentucky; Police diversion
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