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Juvenile Crime Control Act of 1997 - House of Representatives Resolution Number 3, 105th Congress, 1st Session

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The Juvenile Crime Control Act of 1997 is intended to combat violent youth crime and to increase accountability for juvenile criminal offenses.
Title I of the bill addresses reform of the juvenile justice system and specifically focuses on juvenile delinquency proceedings and criminal prosecutions in district courts, juvenile custody prior to appearing before a judicial officer, and juvenile detention prior to disposition or sentencing. Title I also covers the availability of increased detention, fines, and supervised release for juvenile offenders and juvenile records and fingerprinting. Title II is concerned with the apprehension of armed violent juveniles, while Title III deals with juvenile offender accountability and public protection incentive grants.