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NCJ Number: 69060 Find in a Library
Title: DEINSTITUTIONALIZATION REVIEWED (FROM SIXTH NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON JUVENILE JUSTICE, 1979)
Author(s): J M RECTOR; F S BRENNEMAN
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 CHANGES IN THE JUVENILE JUSTICE ACT SINCE 1974 ARE REVIEWED, AND FLAWS IN THE PRESENT GUIDELINES ARE DISCUSSED.
Abstract: AN ADMINISTRATOR OF THE OFFICE OF JUVENILE JUSTICE AND DELINQUENCY PREVENTION DESCRIBES THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ACT AND ITS PROVISION FOR VOLUNTARY STATE PARTICIPATION IN A PROGRAM INTENDED TO REMOVE STATUS OFFENDERS FROM DETENTION OR CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES. BY 1976 A SERIES OF DEFINITIONS HAD BEEN DEVELOPED TO BE INCLUDED IN THE GUIDELINES, BUT IT LATER BECAME CLEAR THAT SUBSTANTIAL CHANGES WERE NECESSARY. SOME OF THESE CHANGES ARE REVIEWED. THEN, A JUVENILE COURT JUDGE DESCRIBES A SUCCESSFUL DEINSTITUTIONALIZATION PROJECT IN CONNECTICUT WHICH WAS FUNDED THROUGH THE ACT. HOWEVER, IN THE COURSE OF THE PROGRAM, IT WAS DISCOVERED THAT TOO MANY REPEAT STATUS OFFENDERS COULD NOT BE ADEQUATELY DEALT WITH WHEN THEY WERE ALLOWED FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT. THEREFORE, THE SPEAKER SUGGESTS THAT DETENTION SHOULD REMAIN AS AN ALTERNATIVE FOR SUCH CASES. FURTHERMORE, SHE RECOMMENDS THAT THE SERVICES PROVIDED UNDER THE ACT SHOULD BE EXTENDED TO MINOR OFFENDERS. THE AUDIOTAPE CASSETTE IS SUITABLE FOR AN AUDIENCE ALREADY FAMILIAR WITH THE PROVISION OF THE ACT. A TABLE OF CONTENTS IS INCLUDED, BUT FURTHER SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIALS ARE NOT PROVIDED.
Index Term(s): Audiovisual aids; Deinstitutionalization; Juvenile detention; 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-69059.
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