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NCJ Number: 64151 Find in a Library
Title: FOREIGNER'S VIEW OF AMERICAN DIVERSION
Journal: CRIME AND DELINQUENCY  Volume:26  Issue:1  Dated:(JANUARY 1980)  Pages:70-82
Author(s): M ANDRIESSEN
Corporate Author: National Council on Crime and Delinquency
United States of America
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 13
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Language: English
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Annotation: FIVE JUVENILE DIVERSION PROJECTS IN CALIFORNIA ARE DISCUSSED AND EVALUATED AS PART OF A STUDY CONDUCTED BY DUTCH RESEARCHERS.
Abstract: TO LEARN ABOUT THE AMERICAN SYSTEM OF DIVERSION (NOT YET ACCEPTED IN THE NETHERLANDS), RESEARCHERS OBSERVED THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMS: UNIVERSITY-SPONSORED COUNSELING OF STATUS OFFENDERS WITHIN A POLICE DEPARTMENT; POLICE-SPONSORED COUNSELING AND JOB-SEEKING FOR STATUS OFFENDERS AND MINORS OUTSIDE THE POLICE DEPARTMENT; 'BARRIO' ORGANIZATIONS FOR ALL TYPES OF YOUTHFUL OFFENDERS, WITH COUNSELORS ACTING AS ADVOCATES INDEPENDENT OF THE POLICE; A POLICE PROGRAM FOR DELINQUENT MINORS; AND A PROBATION PROGRAM INSIDE A JUVENILE HALL FOR JUVENILE OFFENDERS DETAINED FOR COUNSELING. RESULTS WERE DISAPPOINTING FOR ALL BUT THE BARRIO ORGANIZATIONS. DIVERSION RARELY OCCURRED, AND PROGRAMS WERE MERELY EXTENSIONS OF THE JUSTICE SYSTEM. THEY DID NOT DEAL WITH LOWER-CLASS DELINQUENTS AND FULFILLED ONLY A COUNSELING FUNCTION. HOWEVER, THE BARRIO ORGANIZATIONS SERVED AS AN EXAMPLE FOR THE DUTCH IN THAT THEY ACCEPT ALL TYPES OF JUVENILE OFFENDERS AND PROVIDE THEM WITH MATERIAL ASSISTANCE RATHER THAN EXTENSIVE COUNSELING. THE PROJECT DIVERTS OFFENDERS ON THE LEVEL OF PROSECUTION AND THE JUVENILE COURT. FOOTNOTES ARE INCLUDED. (PAP)
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; California; Juvenile adjudication; Juvenile counseling; Juvenile court diversion; Juvenile diversion programs; Juvenile status offenders
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