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NCJ Number: 83452 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Juvenile Diversion - A Study of Community Cooptation (From Readings in Juvenile Delinquency, P 316-322, 1982, by Dean G Rojek and Gary F Jensen - See NCJ-83451)
Author(s): D G Rojek
Date Published: 1982
Page Count: 7
Sponsoring Agency: D C Heath and Co
Lexington, MA 02173
US Securities and Exchange Cmssn
Washington, DC 20549-2736
Grant Number: 79-JN-AX-0026
Sale Source: D C Heath and Co
125 Spring Street
Lexington, MA 02173
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The study explored how well the Pima County Juvenile Court (Arizona) diversion program succeeded in divesting itself of all status offenders by soliciting community agencies to act as service centers for these youths in need of assistance. It views community agencies as more reactive to juvenile offenders than a court-based intake unit.
Abstract: The community agencies vied for clients, whether or not the form of service or treatment was appropriate, often because having clients can guarantee future funding. The court's diversion intake unit appeared to take a noninterventionist stance as compared with community-based agencies. Based on the length of stay, it could also be argued that the court's diversion unit was less punitive than the 20 community-based agencies. The move to divest the juvenile court of jurisdiction over certain deviant acts may be premature. Community agencies may be less capable of handling youthful offenders since they are more vulnerable to social pressures than are official agencies. Data tables and 11 references are supplied.
Index Term(s): Arizona; Community resources; Judicial diversion; Juvenile court diversion; Referral services; Status offender diversion
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