ERIC Number: ED124811
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
The Legal Status of Runaway Children. Final Report.
Beaser, Herbert W.
This project--to determine the current legal status of juvenile runaways in the United States--was undertaken on July 1, 1974 at the behest of and funded by the Office of Youth Development, Office of Human Development of the DHEW. It is only one part of a much broader in-depth effort covering a wide spectrum of subjects by many of the constituent units of that Department with respect to the many legal, health, social, education, welfare, and other needs confronting the hundreds of thousands of runaway children in today's society. The project was intended as a "bench study" of the major statutes, highest court decisions and opinions of attorneys general in 54 jurisdictions--the 50 states and the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands--as they relate to the legal problems of major import likely to be encountered by children "on the run"--whether running interstate or intrastate. (Author)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Behavior Problems, Child Advocacy, Children, Juvenile Courts, Law Enforcement, Legal Problems, Parent Child Relationship, Runaways, Youth, Youth Problems
National Technical Information Service, 5285 Port Royal Road, Springfield, Virginia 22161 (MF-$2.25, HC-$10.50, Order No. PB-242-803)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health , Education, and Welfare, Washington., DC. Office of the Secretary.
Authoring Institution: Educational Systems Corp., Washington, DC.