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Title: FLORIDA JUVENILE LAWS - 1979-80 - CHAPTER 39 - CHAPTER 959, SECTIONS OF 409 AND 827
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Florida Dept of Health and Rehabilitative Services
Office of Children, Youth and Families
Data Analysis Unit
United
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 93
Sponsoring Agency: Florida Dept of Health and Rehabilitative Services
Tallahassee, FL 32399
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
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE BOOKLET CONTAINS FLORIDA STATUTES CONCERNING JUVENILE PROCEEDINGS IN DELINQUENCY AND DEPENDENCY CASES, THE INTERSTATE COMPACT ON JUVENILES, AND THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE STATE SOCIAL WELFARE AGENCY.
Abstract: AN INTRODUCTORY SECTION DESCRIBES THE PURPOSE, INTENT, AND DEFINITIONS OF TERMS IN FLORIDA'S JUVENILE JUSTICE ACT. STATUTES REGULATING DELINQUENCY CASES ARE ORGANIZED ACCORDING TO STEPS IN THE JUDICIAL PROCESS BEGINNING WITH JURISDICTION AND CUSTODY THROUGH INTAKE, RIGHT TO COUNSEL, HEARINGS, AND ADJUDICATION. COMMUNITY CONTROL PROGRAMS AND ARBITRATION ARE COVERED. DEPENDENCY STATUTES MANDATE SIMILAR PROCEDURES, BUT ALSO PROVIDE FOR SHELTER CARE. THE PROVISIONS OF AN INTERSTATE COMPACT PERMIT COOPERATION WITH OTHER STATES FOR RETURN OF JUVENILES WHO HAVE RUN AWAY OR ESCAPED FROM INSTITUTIONAL CUSTODY. STATES CAN ALSO AGREE TO ACCEPT SUPERVISION OF THOSE JUVENILES ON PROBATION OR PAROLE WHO HAVE MOVED FROM THEIR ORIGINAL JURISDICTIONS. SECTIONS OF STATUTES ARE REPRODUCED WHICH PERTAIN TO SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC ASSISTANCE PROVIDED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND REHABILITATION SERVICES. RESPONSIBILITIES OF THIS AGENCY INCLUDE PROTECTIVE SERVICES FOR CHILDREN, FOSTER HOMES, GROUP HOMES, AND A SUBSIDIZED ADOPTION PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS. THE INTERSTATE COMPACT ON PLACEMENT OF CHILDREN IS INCLUDED. STATUTES RELATING TO CHILD ABUSE COVER PROCEDURES FOR REPORTING DEATH FROM ABUSE OR NEGLECT, PROTECTIVE CUSTODY, AND OTHER MEASURES DESIGNED TO DETECT AND TREAT CHILD ABUSE. EXCERPTS FROM REGULATIONS CONCERNING YOUTH SERVICES CHARGE THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND REHABILITATION SERVICES WITH PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY FOR PROGRAMS TO PREVENT, CONTROL, AND TREAT JUVENILE DELINQUENCY. THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF ALL JUVENILE RECORDS IS PROTECTED BY STATE LAW. FOOTNOTES REFER TO THE LEGISLATIVE HISTORY OF EACH STATUTE. (MJM)
Index Term(s): Child abuse reporting statutes; Florida; Juvenile codes; Juvenile court procedures; Juvenile dependency and neglect; Laws and Statutes; State laws
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