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  NCJ Number: NCJ 082486   Add to Shopping cart   Find in a Library
  Title: Standards Relating to Monitoring
  Document URL: PDF 
  Author(s): S R Bing ; J L Brown
  Corporate Author: American Bar Assoc
United States of America

Institute of Judicial Admin
Publicity Manager
United States of America
  Date Published: 1980
  Page Count: 111
  Annotation: This volume of American Bar Association juvenile justice standards pertains to monitoring, which includes observation and evaluation, the formation of a minimum baseline of useful data, the assurance of compliance with applicable norms and standards, and the implementation of change.
  Abstract: The standards presented are intended to (1) lead to the development of an accurate, comprehensive information base for monitoring purposes; (2) ensure access to this information by monitors; (3) produce a mixture of external, independent monitoring and internal self-monitoring to ensure the objectivity, reliability, and comprehensiveness of the process; and (4) provide the means both to remedy problems or abuses discovered through the monitoring process and to enforce compliance. In general, the standards do not advocate a rigid monitoring system. The construction of such a system is intended to be left to the discretion of each jurisdiction. While the standards envision a multitiered mix of self-monitoring, court-based monitoring, and monitoring mechanisms external to the juvenile justice system, the final design of the mixture of such mechanisms to perform monitoring of any given agency or proceeding is not specified. Monitoring mechanisms addressed in the standards are defense counsel or counsel for private parties, State commission on juvenile advocacy, community advisory councils, legislature-based monitoring, ombudsman-based monitoring, private sector activities, court-based monitoring, and self-monitoring by juvenile justice agencies. A bibliography of nine listings is provided.
  Index Term(s): Follow-up contacts ; Feedback ; Juvenile justice standards
  Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America

US Securities and Exchange Cmssn
Office of the Inspector General
United States of America

US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
United States of America
  Grant Number: 71-NI-99-0014; 72-NI-99-0032; 74-NI-99-0043; 75-NI-99-0101; 76-JN-99-0018;78-JN-AX-0002; 79-JN-AX-00
  Sale Source: Ballinger Publishing Co
Harvard Square
17 Dunster Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States of America
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
  Note: Juvenile Justice Standards Project
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