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ERIC Number: ED012648
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963-Sep
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
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DEVELOPMENT OF JUVENILE COURT SYSTEMS IN RURAL AREAS.
FELTON, JOSEPH B.
THIS PAPER STATES THAT THE JUVENILE COURT IS RELATIVELY NEW IN AMERICAN JURISPRUDENCE, THE FIRST ONE HAVING BEEN ESTABLISHED IN 1899. UNIFORM STANDARDS WERE DEVELOPED IN 1923 AND HAVE BEEN REVISED FIVE TIMES SINCE, BUT ADOPTION INTO STATE LAWS HAS BEEN SLOW. PHILOSOPHY OF THE JUVENILE COURT IS PERSONALIZED AND INDIVIDUALIZED JUSTICE. TO CARRY OUT THIS CONCEPT, A MODEL PROGRAM SHOULD INCLUDE (1) A QUALIFIED JUDGE, (2) ADEQUATE PHYSICAL FACILITIES, (3) TRAINED PROBATION OFFICERS, AND (4) ADEQUATE COMMUNITY SUPPORT. SINCE MOST RURAL COMMUNITIES CANNOT FINANCE ADEQUATE FACILITIES AND SERVICES BY THEMSELVES, THE AUTHOR SUGGESTS THAT STATEWIDE JUVENILE COURT SYSTEMS BE ESTABLISHED. THIS PAPER WAS PREPARED FOR PRESENTATION AT THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PROBLEMS OF RURAL YOUTH IN A CHANGING ENVIRONMENT (SEPTEMBER 1963). (SF)
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Authoring Institution: National Committee for Children and Youth, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA; NATIONAL COUNCIL OF JUVENILE COURT JUDGES