ERIC Number: ED208314
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Mar
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Reauthorization of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974. Hearings before the Committee on the Judiciary. United States Senate, Ninety-Sixth Congress, Second Session on S. 2434, S. 2441, and S. 2442 (March 27 and 28, 1980).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on the Judiciary.
This document contains the hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee about the reauthorization of the 1974 Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act. The texts of three Senate bills to amend and extend the Juvenile Justice Act and Runaway Youth Act are presented. Statements by a panel from the Department of Justice are recorded, denouncing the practice of confining juveniles in adult jails and considering the special problems of status offenders and minority youth. Testimony from representatives of Hispanic and Black youth organizations is included along with prepared statements by panels of national and state organization representatives and private citizens. Trends in juvenile delinquency and child abuse over the years are discussed, as well as the benefits of runaway youth and delinquent youth programs and child welfare services. The appendices contain Congressional Record statements; additional statements, comments, letters, and responses from the Department of Justice staff, members of Congress, national and state organizations, and private citizens; and a statistical report of the subcommittee on the Constitution concerning Juvenile Justice Act appropriations. (NRB)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
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Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on the Judiciary.