2011 -- NATIONAL LEVEL
National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)
ABSTRACT & CITATION
This is the first section of the 2011 Juvenile Justice Guide Book for Legislators. It explains that there has been a pendulum swing from the punitive measures taken against juvenile offenders in the 1990s to more treatment-based measures, which are designed to rehabilitate juveniles, thereby increasing public safety and lowering costs. States are recommended to take an “integrated approach” that brings together the juvenile criminal justice system and other youth-serving agencies. This overview briefly describes developments in federal and state law that support with this model, as well as initiatives that have demonstrated its effectiveness. It also gives a summary of each of the sections of the Guide Book: Adolescent Development & Competency; Delinquency Prevention & Intervention; Indigent Defense, Counsel & Procedural Issues; Mental Health Needs of Juvenile Offenders; Disproportionate Minority Contact; Use of Medicaid for Juvenile Justice Involved Children; Reentry & Aftercare; Cost-Benefit Analysis of Juvenile Justice Programs; and, finally, References, Glossary, & Resources.
National Conference of State Legislatures. (2011). Juvenile Justice Guide Book for Legislators: Introduction & Overview. Denver, CO: National Conference of State LegislaturesTopics: Community Relations, Eligibility Requirements, Funding, Juveniles, Supreme Court Decisions
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