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NCJ Number: 69059 Find in a Library
Title: JUVENILE COURT AS A LAST RESORT - STATUS OFFENDER QUESTIONS (FROM SIXTH NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON JUVENILE JUSTICE, 1979)
Author(s): R H SCOTT; L G ARTHUR
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: 1979
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
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 INSTITUTE FOR JUDICIAL ADMINSTRATION-AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION STANDARDS FOR DEALING WITH STATUS OFFENDERS ARE REVIEWED AND CRITICIZED.
Abstract: FIRST, AN ASSISTANT COUNTY ATTORNEY OUTLINES THE STANDARDS: STATUS OFFENDERS SHOULD NOT GO BEFORE THE COURTS; A SYSTEM OF LOCAL VOLUNTARY SERVICES IS TO PROVIDE CRISIS HOT LINES, GROUP COUNSELING, PSYCHIATRIC ASSISTANCE, AND OTHER HELP FOR FAMILIES IN TROUBLE; AND THE POLICE MAY DETAIN RUNAWAYS FOR ONLY A LIMITED TIME UNTIL BOTH THE JUVENILES AND THE PARENTS HAVE AGREED THAT A RETURN HOME IS ACCEPTABLE. THE COURTS SHOULD BECOME INVOLVED ONLY WHEN THIS AGREEMENT CANNOT BE REACHED, AND THEN ONLY TO A VERY LIMITED EXTENT. THEN, A JUVENILE COURT JUDGE ARGUES THAT THE COURTS SHOULD DIVERT ONLY THOSE YOUTHS WHO CAN BE EFFECTIVELY AIDED BY COMMUNITY AGENCIES. BUT IF HELP IS NOT AVAILABLE ELSEWHERE OR IF THE CHILDREN OR THEIR PARENTS REFUSE TO FACE THEIR PROBLEMS, THE COURTS SHOULD BECOME INVOLVED. FURTHERMORE, HE ARGUES THAT THE LOCAL COMMUNITY SERVICES ENVISIONED IN THE STANDARDS WILL PROBABLY NEVER BE FULLY ACHIEVED BECAUSE OF BUDGETARY PROBLEMS, AND THAT COURT INTERVENTION REMAINS AS THE ONLY ALTERNATIVE. THE AUDIOTAPE CASSETTE IS SUITABLE FOR AUDIENCES ALREADY FAMILIAR WITH THE STANDARDS. A TABLE OF CONTENTS IS PROVIDED, BUT NO FURTHER SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIALS ARE INCLUDED.
Index Term(s): Audiovisual aids; Juvenile justice standards; Juvenile status offenders; Status offender diversion; Workshops and seminars
Note: *This document is currently unavailable from NCJRS. THIS PROGRAM TAKES UP ONE SIDE OF THE CASSETTE. FOR THE PROGRAM ON THE OTHER SIDE, SEE NCJ-69060.
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