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NCJ Number: 76590 Find in a Library
Title: Is the Juvenile Court Effective? (From National Conference on Juvenile Justice - 8th, 1981 - See NCJ-76585)
Author(s): T Leahy; R J Gable
Date Published: 1981
Sponsoring Agency: National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
Reno, NV 89507
Sale Source: National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
P.O. Box 8970
Reno, NV 89507
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The Committee on Effectiveness of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) is discussed, and obstacles to research into the effectiveness of the juvenile justice system are reviewed at the 1981 National Conference on Juvenile Justice.
Abstract: A vice president of NCJFCJ explains how the committee was formed in 1979 and describes its goals, which include encouraging and facilitating research which examines the strengths and weaknesses of the American juvenile justice system, providing for education to allow for increased judge participation in the development of effectiveness research projects, and defining juvenile justice system goals which may be used in measuring effectiveness. The committee's juvenile court effectiveness project which brings together judges, practitioners, and researchers to develop ideas for cooperative research efforts is also described. A director of research for the National Center for Juvenile Justice reviews obstacles to effectiveness research. Although lack of time, energy, and money are seen as significant barriers, special attention is given to the problems of determining methods for measuring effectiveness and of deciding on what should be measured. A table of contents is included.
Index Term(s): Audiovisual aids; Effectiveness; Juvenile courts; Juvenile justice system; Testing and measurement; Workshops and seminars
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