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NCJ Number: 76591 Find in a Library
Title: How Police/Social Worker Teams Operate (From National Conference on Juvenile Justice - 8th, 1981 - See NCJ-76585)
Author(s): S I Dwoskin; C W Long
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 Los Angeles County Intercept Program (California) for juveniles in trouble and other interagency programs involving Los Angeles Police Department cooperation are discussed at the 1981 National Conference on Juvenile Justice.
Abstract: The acting chief probation officer in the county's probation department explains that the intercept program was initiated in 1973 and was expanded in 1977 to include 101 deputy probation officers at 78 locations. This larger system replaces the three juvenile receiving centers which handled all cases previously. The probation staff screen juveniles who have been brought in by police officers in an effort to divert qualified youths to private agencies or community organizations. In addition, counseling and referral services are offered to status offenders, home evaluations are made, and speaking engagements are accepted. The officer in charge of the police department's child protection section explains that the sexually exploited and abused child units need the cooperation of other agencies in handling the problems that confront them. An interagency advisory council on child abuse and neglect conducts discussions among agency heads and experts aimed at arranging cooperation, while a juvenile justice center panel of agency members meets daily to discuss the most effective means of handling individual cases. A table of contents is included.
Index Term(s): Audiovisual aids; California; Interagency cooperation; Juvenile court diversion; Juvenile processing; Probation or parole officers; Workshops and seminars
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