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Title: NATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR JUVENILE JUSTICE AND DELINQUENCY PREVENTION - ANNUAL REPORT, 4TH, OCTOBER 1, 1978 - SEPTEMBER 30, 1979
Author(s): ANON
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 89
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
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Sale Source: Superintendent of Documents, GPO
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United States of America

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Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS REPORT HIGHLIGHTS THE WORK DONE BY THE NATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR JUVENILE JUSTICE AND DELINQUENCY PREVENTION (NAC) DURING THE REPORTING PERIOD OF OCTOBER 1, 1978 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30, 1979.
Abstract: THE NAC PUT FORWARD AND APPROVED SEVERAL MOTIONS REGARDING REAUTHORIZATION OF THE JUVENILE JUSTICE AND DELINQUENCY PREVENTION ACT OF 1974 AND THE REORGANIZATION OF LEAA. THE NAC RECOMMENDED THAT THE OFFICE OF JUVENILE JUSTICE AND DELINQUENCY PREVENTION (OJJDP) BE INCLUDED AS A SEPARATE ORGANIZATIONAL ENTITY UNDER THE OFFICE OF JUSTICE ADMINISTRATION, RESEARCH AND STATISTICS. IT FORMED AN AD HOC COMMITTEE ON THE INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF THE CHILD AND ENCOURAGED OJJDP TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH THE U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT AND THE UNITED NATIONS TO CONDUCT A 60-NATION STUDY CONCERNING CHILDREN'S RIGHTS AND CUSTOMARY LAW. THE NAC ALSO ENCOURAGED OJJDP TO FUND THE GIRL'S CLUB OF AMERICA'S 1979 INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF THE CHILD PROJECT, FOCUSING ON THE EXPLOITATION OF FEMALE YOUTH. IT RECOMMENDED THAT RESEARCH BE CONDUCTED ON CHRONIC OFFENDERS, ARSON AS A VIOLENT CRIME, AND THE RELATIONSHIP OF ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUGS TO VIOLENCE. THE NAC ALSO SUPPORTED CONTINUED EFFORT IN THE AREA OF NEW TECHNOLOGY AND TREATMENT MODES DEVELOPED TO REVERSE PATTERNS OF VIOLENT BEHAVIOR, EMPHASIZED THEIR SUPPORT OF AGGRESSIVE BASIC AND APPLIED RESEARCH TO DEFINE TYPES OF OFFENDERS, AND QUESTIONED THE VALIDITY AND SUCCESS OF THE TELEVISION FILM, 'SCARED STRAIGHT,' DEPICTING AN APPROACH TO JUVENILE CRIME PREVENTION. IN ADDITION, IT RECOMMENDED THAT DEFINITIONS BE DEVELOPED FOR 'VIOLENT OFFENSE AND OFFENDER,' 'SERIOUS OFFENDER,' 'CHRONIC OFFENDER,' AND 'SERIOUS JUVENILE OFFENDER.' APPENDIXES PRESENT NAC'S BYLAWS, A LIST OF ITS MEMBERS AND THEIR TERMS OF APPOINTMENT, AND ITS POLICY AND PROCEDURES MANUAL. FOOTNOTES ARE INCLUDED. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED)
Index Term(s): Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act; National Institute Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
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