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NCJ Number: 69849 Find in a Library
Title: Role of the Judge - The Juvenile Court
Author(s): J A Levitch; D A Driscoll
Corporate Author: Jason Films
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Sponsoring Agency: Jason Films
Bronx, NY 10463
National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
Reno, NV 89507
Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
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: Emphasizing that over half of all the crime in the United States is committed by persons under 18, the film alternates comments by a juvenile court judge with two simulated juvenile court hearings.
Abstract: The hearings illustrate both the varied roles juvenile court personnel and the kinds of case dispositions received by the juvenile court. The first hearing deals with a repeat offender, one of the 3 percent of juvenile offenders that are called back to court. In this hearing, the role of the two counsels representing the boy and his parents are discussed as well as the role of the probation officer in putting together the social history of the offender. The second simulated hearing illustrates an abuse and neglect case in which a teenage girl, brought to court on a charge of truancy, is removed from the care of her mother and placed with an aunt. The judge comments that without juvenile court intervention, children in abuse and neglect situations would have no remedy.
Index Term(s): Audiovisual aids; Juvenile adjudication; Juvenile court procedures; Juvenile dependency and neglect; Juvenile judges
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