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Representing Children in Juvenile Justice Proceedings (From Representing the Child Client, P 5.1-5.119, 1988, Mark A Soler et al. -- See NCJ-119320)

NCJ Number
M I Soler; A C Shotton; J R Bell; E J Jameson; C B Shauffer; L M Warboys
Date Published
119 pages
These guidelines for attorneys who are representing children and youth accompany a history of the juvenile justice system with an overview of the stages in the juvenile justice process and recommendations regarding the effective handling of each stage, based on statutory and case law.
An overview outlines the development of concepts and procedures relating to juvenile justice, starting with the Puritan Period from 1600-1800 and continuing through the Enlightenment Period of 1800-99, and leading to the concept of parens patriae and the establishment of the juvenile court. Discussions of procedures in the juvenile justice system cover the handling of status offenders, the handling of delinquent offenders, the transfers of youthful offenders to adult courts, dispositions, and appeals. Additional sections explain the law relating to confidentiality and juvenile court records, child-like undocumented aliens and American Indians who are under Federal jurisdiction, and the proceedings involved in parole revocation. Footnotes.