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  NCJ Number: NCJ 083585   Add to Shopping cart   Find in a Library
  Title: Standards Relating to the Juvenile Probation Function - Intake and Predisposition Investigative Services
  Document URL: PDF 
  Author(s): J Gittler
  Corporate Author: Juvenile Justice Standards Project
United States of America
  Date Published: 1980
  Page Count: 163
  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): Personnel selection ; Pay rates ; Juvenile court intake ; Paraprofessional personnel ; Presentence investigations ; Personnel promotion ; Probation or parole officers ; Juvenile justice standards
  Sponsoring Agency: American Bar Endowment
United States of America

Andrew W Mellon Foundation
United States of America

Vincent Astor Foundation
United States of America

Herman Goldman Foundation
United States of America

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: 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
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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