ERIC Number: ED260318
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Public Welfare of Juveniles. Hearing before the Subcommittee on the Constitution of the Committee on the Judiciary. United States Senate, Ninety-Eighth Congress, Second Session on S.520, a Bill to Promote the Public Welfare by Protecting Dependent Children and Others from Institutional Abuse and S.552, a Bill to Promote the Public Welfare by Removing Juveniles from Adult Jails. (June 14, 1984).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on the Judiciary.
This document presents testimony and prepared statements from the Congressional hearing called to examine proposed legislation concerning the public welfare of juveniles. The two bills considered were proposed to promote the public welfare by protecting dependent children and others from institutional abuse (S.520) and by removing juveniles from adult jails (S.522). Opening statements from subcommittee chairman, Senator Orrin G. Hatch, and Senator Arlen Specter, are presented, and the texts of the two bills are provided. Testimony and prepared statements are given from an administrator from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP); a priest who is the director of Covenant House, a crisis shelter for homeless and runaway children and youths in New York City; a detective from the New York Police Department's Runaway Division; and representatives from the Youth Law Center in San Francisco, the National Coalition for Jail Reform, and the Division of Youth Services for Essex County, New Jersey. Other testimony is provided from a representative of the Juvenile Justice Center (JJC) of Pennsylvania and two young girls who were residents of the JJC Emergency Shelter Care. Opposition to the enactment of either bill from the United States Department of Justice is explained by the OJJDP administrator. Testimony in favor of and in opposition to the bills is given by other witnesses. [The appendix contains additional submissions for the record which include a letter from the county executive of Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, and one from the Governor of Alaska explaining problems Alaska faces in complying with the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act. (KGB)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
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Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on the Judiciary.