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Title: Comparative Analysis of Juvenile Justice Standards and the JJDP (Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention) Act, Volume 4 - Advocacy for Services, Due Process/Procedural Safeguards
Author(s): R W McCulloh
Corporate Author: American Justice Institute
National Juvenile Justice System Assessment Ctr
United States of America
Date Published: 1982
Page Count: 109
Sponsoring Agency: American Justice Institute
Sacramento, CA 95814
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Grant Number: 77-JN-99-0008(S-2); 79-JN-AX-0013; 77-JN-99-0009; 77-JN-99-0008;77-JN-99-0008(S-1)
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This volume highlights areas of agreement among four national standards groups on standards regarding youth advocacy and due process. This is the fourth volume of a series of comparative analyses of national juvenile justice standards and pertinent provisions of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Act, as amended through 1977.
Abstract: The four organizations are the National Advisory Committee for Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Task Force on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention of the National Advisory Committee on Criminal Justice Standards and Goals, the Institute of Judicial Administration/American Bar Association Juvenile Justice Standards Project, and the American Correctional Association/Commission on Accreditation for Corrections. The volume identifies linkages between the general directions of the JJDP Act and the detailed formulations of the standards groups, making comparisons on key issues in order to clarify policymakers' options. Standards addressing the organization of advocacy efforts and techniques for advocating improved services for juveniles are analyzed in detail. Summary charts highlighting general areas of agreement among the four sets address procedural safeguards recommended at eight critical stages of case processing: intervention, diversion, intake, preadjudicatory proceedings, adjudication, disposition, appeals and other forms of postdispositional review, and corrections. In each area, the volume examines suggested protections in delinquency, noncriminal misbehavior, and abuse of neglect cases. Matrixes of interrelated standards and a detailed analysis of the standards' positions will be published in a forthcoming supplementary volume.
Index Term(s): Comparative analysis; Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act; Juvenile justice standards; Right to Due Process; Right to treatment; Youth advocacy organizations
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