ERIC Number: ED363833
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
The State of Youth at Risk and the Juvenile Justice System: Prevention and Intervention. Hearing on Support for State Law Enforcement Efforts and for State Juvenile Justice Systems To Help Address the Wave of Violent Crimes among Youthful Offenders before the Subcommittee on Juvenile Justice of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, One Hundred Second Congress, Second Session (Atlanta, GA, October 21, 1992).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on the Judiciary.
This document presents witness testimonies and prepared statements from a Senate hearing held in Atlanta, Georgia to examine the problem of crime among youth and to discuss the reauthorization of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974. In his opening statement, Senator Fowler notes that the reauthorization puts greater emphasis on supporting efforts in schools and communities to keep youth out of trouble, to prevent crime, and to prevent gangs; addresses the children most vulnerable to the juvenile crime wave, abused and neglected children, and runaway and homeless youth; and authorizes the so-called mentoring programs in the schools designed to reach at-risk youth, keep them in school, and prevent delinquency and youth gangs. An opening statement also is included from Senator Kohl who, together with Senator Fowler, led the reauthorization bill. Testimony is included from two panels of witnesses: (1) Frederick D. Slaton, student; (2) Pat Wildman, interim director, Georgians for Children; (3) Joy A. Maxey, chairperson, Georgia Children and Youth Coordinating Council; (4) George Napper, Jr., director, State Department of Children and Youth Services; (5) Hon. Glenda H. Johnson, chief, presiding Fulton County Juvenile Court Judge; and (6) Rick McDevitt, director, Georgia Alliance for Children. Also included are charts on national arrest rates for all offenses (1979-1989) and national juvenile arrest rates by offense type for the same time period. (NB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, At Risk Persons, Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Crime, Delinquency, Elementary Secondary Education, Hearings, Homeless People, Intervention, Juvenile Gangs, Juvenile Justice, Prevention, Runaways, School Role, Youth Problems
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on the Judiciary.
Note: Serial No. J-102-89. Portions contain small print.