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Title: LEGISLATIVE RESOURCE MANUAL FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF THE JUVENILE JUSTICE AND DELINQUENCY ACT
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: National Juvenile Law Center, Inc
Youth Legal Assistance Project
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 353
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
National Juvenile Law Center, Inc
St Louis, MO 63178
Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 78-JS-AX-0074; 78-JS-AX-0073
Sale Source: Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
United States of America

National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

National Juvenile Law Center, Inc
Youth Legal Assistance Project
3701 Lindell Blvd, 2nd Floor
P.O. Box 14200
St Louis, MO 63178
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE PURPOSE OF THIS MANUAL IS TO PROVIDE A DISCUSSION OF THE PROBLEM AREAS IN THE FIELD OF JUVENILE JUSTICE AND TO OFFER LEGISLATIVE PROPOSALS AIMED AT IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF JUSTICE AND RELATED SOCIAL SERVICES.
Abstract: THE MAJOR SECTION OF THE MANUAL DESCRIBES EXISTING PRACTICES AND CORRECTIVE LEGISLATION, BEGINNING WITH THE SCOPE OF JUVENILE COURT JURISDICTION. AN OVERVIEW IS PROVIDED OF LEGISLATIVE TRENDS, SUCH AS THE REMOVAL OF STATUS OFFENSES FROM THE DELINQUENCY CATEGORY, AND AN ANALYSIS OF THE CONCEPT OF DELINQUENCY JURISDICTION IS FURNISHED. DISCUSSION ALSO COVERS THE EXTENT OF JUVENILE COURT JURISDICTION OVER STATUS OFFENDERS, CITING PARTICULAR STATES AS EXAMPLES. THE WAIVER OF JURISDICTION, OR POWER OF THE JUVENILE COURT TO CAUSE A CHILD TO BE PROSECUTED AS AN ADULT, IS ANALYZED, AND THE IMPLICATIONS OF THE KENT CASE, THE FIRST CASE ARISING OUT OF THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM TO BE REVIEWED BY THE SUPREME COURT, ARE EXAMINED. A REVIEW OF JUVENILE PRETRIAL PRACTICES, DETENTION AND SHELTER CARE, AND PROCEDURES FOR PLACING CHILDREN IN JAILS IS PROVIDED. ADDITIONAL SECTIONS DISCUSS THE BROAD DISPOSITIONAL POWER OF THE JUVENILE COURT, THE RIGHT OF APPEAL, AND THE RIGHTS OF INSTITUTIONALIZED JUVENILES. CONFIDENTIALITY OF PROCEEDINGS AND RECORDS AND MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT FOR MINORS ARE DISCUSSED, AND A BILL OF RIGHTS FOR CHILDREN IS GIVEN. A PRIMER FOR JUVENILE JUSTICE ADVOCATES LISTS RECOMMENDATIONS ON ORGANIZING A LEGISLATIVE AGENDA, USING NATIONAL JUVENILE ADVOCACY ORGANIZATIONS AS A LEGISLATIVE RESOURCE, AND OPTIONS FOR TAX EXEMPT ORGANIZATIONS. EXTENSIVE FOOTNOTES AND TABULAR DATA ARE PROVIDED FOR EACH SECTION.
Index Term(s): Juvenile court jurisdiction; Juvenile court procedures; Juvenile court waiver; Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act; Juvenile shelter care; Juvenile status offenders; Pretrial procedures; Rights of minors; Truancy; Youth advocacy organizations
Note: PRICE QUOTED IS FOR COMPLETE SET CONFERENCE HELD IN ST LOUIS, MO, NOVEMBER 11-13, 1979
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