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Published by U.S. Dept. of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, National Institute for Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention in Washington, D.C .
Written in English


  • Juvenile delinquency -- United States,
  • Juvenile justice, Administration of -- United States

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Edition Notes

Statementauthors, Donna M. Hamparian ... [et al.] ; Academy for Contemporary Problems.
SeriesMajor issues in juvenile justice information and training
ContributionsHamparian, Donna Martin., Major Issues in Juvenile Justice Information and Training Project, Academy for Contemporary Problems.
LC ClassificationsHV9104 Y686 1982
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 304 p. :
Number of Pages304
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19983030M

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youth in residential placement facilities. The Briefing Book is also a repository for more detailed presentations of juvenile court data than are found in the annual Juvenile Court Statistics report. Under the “Juveniles in Court” section of the Statistical Briefing Book users will find the. Oct 03,  · The Youth Court Bench Book (YCBB) provides guidance for magistrates who sit in the youth court dealing with defendants under the age of It is used for reference at court and to support consistent training. The Bench Book is supplemented by national sentencing guidelines, checklists and pronouncement cards. May 09,  · American Indian youth are over-represented in state and federal juvenile justice systems and Indian youth in the system are more likely to face harsher treatment in the most restrictive environments. AI/AN youth are 50 percent more likely than White youth to receive the most punitive measures, including pepper spray, restraint, and isolation, and such measures may be . It is widely understood that serious offenses, such as homicide, often are tried in adult criminal courts. In fact, for as long as there have been juvenile courts, mechanisms have existed to allow the transfer of some youth into the adult system.

In the juvenile courts, rehabilitation of the individual is the primary focus. Within the adult court due process and retribution are considered more important than the individual themselves. One of the main differences in the juvenile and adult courts is the terminology which is used. In most states, juvenile court jurisdiction continues through the age of eighteen, but in some states it may end at age seventeen or younger. At times, a juvenile offender who is initially charged in juvenile court will be waived to adult court, meaning that the offender may be . Jan 12,  · Youth courts are less formal than adult courts. Children are called by their first names and the judge or magistrates will speak directly to the child and may ask questions. Youth courts are specially designed to make it easier for children to understand what . Some courts have addressed this by having children's book areas or toy corners. Others have re-structured their proceedings. In , the Through the Eyes of the Child Initiative created a coloring book and a comic book for children attending court. Courts, attorneys and CASAs can .