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NCJ Number: NCJ 178916     Find in a Library
Title: Enhancing Prosecutors' Ability To Combat and Prevent Juvenile Crime in Their Jurisdictions
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Author(s): Heike P. Gramckow Ph.D. ; Elena Tompkins J.D.
Corporate Author: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
Date Published: 1999
Page Count: 20
  Series: OJJDP Juvenile Accountability Block Grants Series
  Annotation: This bulletin provides recommendations for the effective use of additional prosecutors and the use of technology to increase efficiency in the juvenile justice system.
Abstract: Seeking to curb crime and protect citizens by holding delinquent youth accountable for their offenses, Congress enacted the Juvenile Accountability Incentive Block Grants (JAIBG) program. This bulletin features two of the three JAIBG purpose areas that focus on enhancing the ability of prosecutors to address juvenile crime by providing funding for hiring additional prosecutors and acquiring technology, equipment, and training. The bulletin claims that how and where to use new prosecutors are questions best answered locally. However, it does discuss considerations in deploying additional prosecutors or reorganizing existing staff resources. It also examines technology to increase efficiency in the juvenile justice system, including automated case management systems, electronic communication devices, fingerprinting and other identification mechanisms, drug testing, and DNA testing. Notes, references
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Federal aid ; Grants or contracts ; Criminal responsibility ; Science and Technology ; Prosecution ; Juvenile justice system ; Accountability ; Juvenile crime control ; Local juvenile justice systems
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Type: Issue Overview
Country: United States of America
Language: English
Note: JAIBG Bulletin, December 1999
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