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NCJ Number: 72320 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Washington State's New Juvenile Code, 2 - An Analysis of Public Documents - The Pre-Legislative and Legislative Periods
Author(s): L W Kennedy
Corporate Author: University of Washington
JD 45 National Ctr for the Assessment of Delinquent Behavior and Its
United States of Americ
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 82
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195
US Dept of Justice
Grant Number: 77JN990017
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Through an analysis of public documents, this report provides background information on the passage of Washington State's juvenile justice reform law,, House Bill 371.
Abstract: The 1974 juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) aimed at developing programs and services to prevent juvenile delinquency, to divert juveniles from the juvenile justice system, and to provide community-based alternatives to juvenile detention and correctional facilities. The report is intended for people who desire detailed information on (1) historical developments in both the United States that are relevant to the new Washington code and (2) the legislative development and passage of the new code. In the first section, a summary of the JJDPA is presented. Other sections provide commentaries on a paper which reviews and criticizes the Washington juvenile justice and corrections systems, the 1976 Providences Heights conference on status offenders, and a background and passage of the new code and a paper which charges that the new legislation is premature. Footnotes and an appendix containing information on the State's agencies of court support are included. For related reports, see NCJ 72319, and 72321-3.
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; Community-based corrections (juvenile); Juvenile codes; Juvenile court diversion; Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act; State laws; Washington
Note: Part two of a five part series.
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