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Title: Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974 - As Amended Through December 8, 1980 - House of Representatives Subcommittee on Human Resources Public Law 93-415
Corporate Author: US Congress
House Cmtte on Education and Labor
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 53
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Congress
Washington, DC 20515
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 Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) of 1974 as amended by the Fiscal Year Adjustment Act, the Crime Control Act of 1976, and the Juvenile Justice Amendments of 1977 and 1980.
Abstract: Following a statement of purpose and definitions of terms used in the legislation, the JJDPA establishes the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), a Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, and a National Advisory Committee. Responsibilities, administration, and funding are detailed for these bodies. Formula grant programs and items that should be included in the 3-year State plans required for recipients are described, as are grants for special-emphasis prevention and treatment programs. The JJDPA also establishes the National Institute for Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention as a training and research organization and charges it with developing standards for the administration of juvenile justice at all governmental levels. Provisions on runaways and homeless youths authorize grants for programs which serve this population. After April 30, 1978, the President can submit a reorganization plan to Congress to create an Office of Youth Assistance to administer these grants and assume the functions of the Office of Youth Development within the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. Related laws which affect the JJDPA are then outlined, beginning with the Juvenile Justice Amendments of 1980 which require the OJJDP administrator to submit a report to Congress 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. Chapters 319 and 403 of the U.S. Code, Title 18 are detailed. These sections establish the National Institute of Corrections and define juvenile offenders' rights regarding hearings, custody, detention, confidentiality of records, commitment, and parole. Finally, amended provisions of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act which govern denial or termination of grants awarded by Justice Department agencies are provided. A legislative history of the acts contained in the document is appended.
Index Term(s): Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act; Laws and Statutes
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