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NCJ Number: 67675 Find in a Library
Title: POLICE AND THE DETENTION QUESTION - THE NEED FOR CHILD ADVOCACY (FROM JUVENILE JUSTICE - NATIONAL CONFERENCE, 4TH, LOS ANGELES (CA), FEBRUARY 6-10, 1977 - AUDIOTAPE CASSETTE HIGHLIGHTS, GROUP 1, 1977 - SEE NCJ-67673)
Corporate Author: National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
United States of America

National District Atorneys Assoc
United States of America

Teach 'Em Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Sponsoring Agency: National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
Reno, NV 89507
National District Atorneys Assoc
Alexandria, VA 22314
Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
Teach 'Em Inc
Chicago, IL 60611
Publication Number: J-30, SIDE 6
Sale Source: National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
P.O. Box 8970
Reno, NV 89507
United States of America

Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE DETENTION OF JUVENILE STATUS OFFENDERS AND THE NEED FOR CHILD ADVOCACY SERVICES ARE DISCUSSED IN THIS AUDIO TAPE CASSETTE FROM THE FOURTH NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON JUVENILE JUSTICE.
Abstract: BECAUSE SUITABLE ALTERNATIVES ARE NOT AVAILABLE, JUVENILE STATUS OFFENDERS ARE BEING DETAINED IN DETENTION CENTERS, JAILS, AND POLICE LOCKUPS. FIFTY PERCENT OF ALL DETAINED JUVENILES ARE STATUS OFFENDERS, AND 75 PERCENT OF THESE ARE FEMALES. A MINNESOTA JUDGE INDICATES THAT HIS COUNTY HAS THREE OPTIONS FOR HANDLING YOUTHS: THEY MAY BE SENT TO A JUVENILE CENTER, PLACED ON BAIL, OR RETURNED TO THEIR PARENTS' CARE. THREE STANDARDS ARE USED TO DETERMINE IF DETENTION IS APPROPRIATE: WHETHER THE YOUTHS ARE DANGEROUS, WHETHER THEY ARE ENDANGERED, AND WHETHER THEY ARE 'RUNNERS.' A LOS ANGELES COUNTY SUPERVISOR EXPLAINS THAT IN MOST AREAS, FINANCIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE PROBLEMS IN OVERSIZED SOCIAL SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS PREVENT THE ADEQUATE CARE OF JUVENILES. A LOCAL CHILD ADVOCACY CORPS IS NEEDED IN ORDER TO FIND OUT THE REAL CAUSES OF INDIVIDUAL JUVENILES' PROBLEMS WHEN THE PARENTS OR THE AUTHORITIES ARE UNABLE TO PROVIDE SOLUTIONS. MEMBERS OF THE CORPS WOULD (1) RESPOND TO EARLY WARNING SIGNS APPEARING IN COMPLAINTS, (2) ENHANCE COMMUNICATION BETWEEN JUVENILES AND AGENCIES AND AMONG THE AGENCIES THEMSELVES, (3) PROVIDE MEDIATION, AND (4) MONITOR AND EVALUATE PROGRAMS FOR YOUTHS. SUCH A CORPS IS PLANNED FOR LOS ANGELES. CASES ARE USED TO ILLUSTRATE PROBLEMS. FOR RELATED DOCUMENTS, SEE NCJ 67673-74 AND 67676-81.
Index Term(s): Audiovisual aids; Juvenile detention; Juvenile processing; Juvenile status offenders; Youth advocacy organizations; Youth advocates
Note: *This document is currently unavailable from NCJRS. THIS PROGRAM IS ONE SIDE OF THE AUDIOCASSETTE. FOR THE PROGRAM ON THE OTHER SIDE, SEE NCJ-67674. FOR ENTIRE KIT, SEE NCJ-67673.
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