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NCJ Number: 66425 Find in a Library
Title: SUFFOLK COUNTY (NY) CONFERENCE ON JUVENILE AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE - A CITIZEN'S GUIDE TO THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM
Author(s): M D ISAACSON
Corporate Author: Suffolk Cty Conference on Criminal Justice, Inc
United States of America
Editor(s): E J KUBIK
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 46
Sponsoring Agency: Suffolk Cty Conference on Criminal Justice, Inc
Bay Shore, NY 11706
Sale Source: Suffolk Cty Conference on Criminal Justice, Inc
P.O. Box 242p
Bay Shore, NY 11706
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS GUIDEBOOK FOR PRACTITIONERS AND LAYMEN DESCRIBES THE OPERATIONS OF SUFFOLK COUNTY'S JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM, INCLUDING PROCESSES, JUVENILE RIGHTS, RECORDS, AND ALTERNATIVES TO INSTITUTIONALIZATION.
Abstract: BEGINNING WITH AN OVERVIEW OF JUVENILE JUSTICE IN THE UNITED STATE AND NEW YORK STATE, THE BOOKLET DISCUSSES THE COMPLEXITIES OF THE JUVENILE SYSTEM AND HOW DEFINITIONS OF DELINQUENCY VARY AMONG COMMUNITIES. USING A HYPOTHETICAL CASE, STEPS IN THE PROCESSING OF A JUVENILE ARE DESCRIBED, WITH EMPHASIS ON DECISIONMAKING POINTS AND DIVERSION OPPORTUNITIES. AFTER ARREST, IF THE JUVENILE SERVICES SECTION OFFICER DECIDES THAT THE OFFENDER SHOULD NOT BE DIVERTED, THE CASE GOES TO THE FAMILY COURT INTAKE UNIT OF THE PROBATION DEPARTMENT, FOLLOWED BY A PRELIMINARY HEARING AND INVESTIGATION INTO THE JUVENILE'S HOME AND SCHOOL BACKGROUND. THIS REPORT IS SUBMITTED TO THE FAMILY COURT FOR A FINAL HEARING WHEN THE JUDGE DECIDES DISPOSITION OR DISMISSES THE CASE. APPEAL PROCEDURES ARE ALSO DESCRIBED. FLOW CHARTS ILLUSTRATE THE ENTIRE JUVENILE JUSTICE PROCESS. JUVENILE RIGHTS DURING ARREST PROCEDURES, SUCH AS QUESTIONING AND SEARCHES ARE IDENTIFIED. THE PROCESS AND LEGALITIES OF JUVENILE RECORDS AND FINGERPRINTS ARE ALSO EXAMINED. ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS ARE DESIGNED TO PREVENT CHILDREN FROM BECOMING DELINQUENTS AND TO EFFECTIVE TREATMENT FOR THOSE WHO ARE ALREADY INVOLVED IN THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM. PREVENTIVE ACTIVITIES ENCOMPASS FAMILY SERVICES, COMMUNITY EDUCATION, AND TRAINING PROGRAMS, WHILE ALTERNATIVES TO INSTITUTIONALIZATION CONSIST OF DAY SERVICES PROGRAMS, RESTITUTION, AND DIVERSION. THE BOOK CONCLUDES WITH A GENERAL DISCUSSION OF COMMUNITY CRIME PREVENTION. FOOTNOTES FOLLOW EACH CHAPTER. (MJM)
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; Diversion programs; Juvenile adjudication; Juvenile court diversion; Juvenile court intake; Juvenile court procedures; Juvenile delinquency prevention; Juvenile justice system; Juvenile probation; New York
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