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Title: Standards Relating to the Juvenile Probation Function - Intake and Predisposition Investigative Services
Author(s): J Gittler
Corporate Author: Juvenile Justice Standards Project
United States of America
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 163
Sponsoring Agency: American Bar Endowment
Chicago, IL 60611
Andrew W Mellon Foundation
New York, NY 10021
Ballinger Publishing Co
Cambridge, MA 02138
Herman Goldman Foundation
New York, NY 10005
Juvenile Justice Standards Project
New York, NY 10014
National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
US Securities and Exchange Cmssn
Washington, DC 20549-2736
Vincent Astor Foundation
New York, NY 10022
Grant Number: 76-JN-99-0018; 78-JN-AX-0002; 74-NI-99-0043; 75-NI-99-0101; 71-NI-99-0014;72-NI-99-0032
Sale Source: Ballinger Publishing Co
Harvard Square
17 Dunster Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: These juvenile justice standards focus on juvenile court intake, predisposition investigations and reports, organization and administration of juvenile intake and predisposition investigative services, and intake and investigative personnel.
Abstract: A central premise of the standards for the intake function is that intake screening and certain forms of nonjudicial handling of juveniles should be encouraged. The standards call for the narrowing of the range of intake dispositional alternatives by eliminating those forms of nonjudicial dispositions with safeguards against abuse. The standards also recommend the introduction of procedural due process protections for juveniles during the intake process. The endorsement for the making of predisposition investigations and the use of predisposition reports by the court in making a dispositional decision with respect to a juvenile adjudicated delinquent is qualified. The standards contain requirements regarding access to predisposition reports so as to prevent the court from being prejudiced by the contents. Standards relating to the organization, administration, and financing of intake and investigative services are intended to secure the effective and efficient delivery of these services. The key standard in this area provides that these services be administered by an executive agency rather than by the judiciary. Standards for intake and investigative personnel concern qualifications and selection of officers, tenure and promotion, education and training, salary scales, workloads and staff ratios, and the employment of paraprofessionals and the use of volunteers. A bibliography of 87 listings is provided. (Author summary modified)
Index Term(s): Juvenile court intake; Juvenile justice standards; Paraprofessional personnel; Pay rates; Personnel promotion; Personnel selection; Presentence investigations; Probation or parole officers
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