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NCJ Number: 78205 Find in a Library
Title: Juvenile Justice Amendments of 1980 - United States Congress Public law 96-509, Dec 8, 1980
Corporate Author: US Congress
United States of America
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 18
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Congress
Washington, DC
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: This document presents the text of the 1980 amendments to the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974 which extended authorizations for appropriations, altered some administrative arrangements, and addressed problems in complying with the requirements to separate adults and juveniles in detention facilities.
Abstract: The amendments first revise the wording of provisions defining the Act's purpose and terms used, such as including special education in the list of services that juvenile programs should provide. Administrative arrangements are changed by placing the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) under the general authority of the Attorney General rather than the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration. The membership of the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention is altered, and new sections regarding the operations of the National Advisory Council are inserted. Other amendments cover the 3-year State plans and annual performance reports that recipients of formula grants must submit and compliance with requirements that juveniles be separated from adults in detention facilities. A clause prohibiting the use of grant funds for personal services or to influence a public official is included. The amendments order the OJJDP administrator to submit a report to Congress within 18 months on the cost and implications of any requirements added to the 1974 Act which would mandate removing juveniles from adults in all jails and lockups. A new section is added to the provisions on runaways and homeless youths which authorizes supplemental grants and on-the-job training for local program personnel as well as changing budget criteria for recipients. Technical and conforming amendments are also presented. For complete text of the amended law, see NCJ 78363.
Index Term(s): Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act; Laws and Statutes
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