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NCJ Number: 76601 Find in a Library
Title: How To Set Up and Operate a Juvenile Arbitration Program (From National Conference on Juvenile Justice - 8th, 1981 - See NCJ-76585)
Author(s): G Hair; R Shonholtz
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 Seminole County Juvenile Arbitration Program (Florida) is described, and greater community involvement in handling juvenile offenders is proposed at the 1981 National Conference on Juvenile Justice.
Abstract: The director of the arbitration program explains that arbitration serves as an alternative to court adjudication for first-time offenders. Techniques used for gaining community involvement and for locating funds are described, as are the requirements for volunteer arbitrators. Individual arbitrators examine cases in hearings and remain with them until completion. While community resources are often used in rehabilitation efforts, other options, such as restitution, are frequently applied. Sample cases are cited. Next, the executive director of San Francisco's Community Board Program argues that the growing agency system of professionals in juvenile justice and rehabilitation is weakening the effectiveness of juvenile justice. First-time offenders should be handled in their own neighborhoods without the intervention of outside professionals. A table of contents is included.
Index Term(s): Audiovisual aids; Community involvement; Community-based corrections (juvenile); Juvenile court diversion; Juvenile justice system; Workshops and seminars
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