ERIC Number: ED200850
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Mar-19
Reference Count: N/A
Juvenile Justice Amendments of 1980; Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Human Resources of the Committee on Education and Labor, House of Representatives, Ninety-Sixth Congress, Second Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
This report on the congressional hearings before the House Subcommittee on Human Resources concerns the Juvenile Justice Amendments of 1980, a bill to reauthorize and extend the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974. The text of the proposed amendments is followed by numerous statements, letters, and supplemental materials presented by government and private citizen witnesses. Testimonies focus on the removal of juveniles from adult jails, the need for strengthening the family unit, and the special problems of runaways and juveniles who commit serious offenses. The text of the amended bill and a recommendation for its passage are included. The purpose of the bill and the proposed changes in federal assistance to state and local programs are discussed as a means to strengthen efforts to prevent and control juvenile delinquency and to improve the juvenile justice system. (NRB)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.