ERIC Number: ED405522
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Sep-16
Reference Count: N/A
Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1996. Senate, 104th Congress, 2d session. Report Together with Additional Views To Accompany S. 1952.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on the Judiciary.
Existing U.S. Federal law has not been sufficiently effective in preventing youth violence or in ensuring the punishment of juvenile offenders. Young people are the most violent segment of American society, and there is little reason to believe that a continuation of present Federal policy is likely to reduce youth crime. Bill S. 1952 seeks to make significant changes in the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act. The legislation: (1) makes changes designed to ensure that the Federal Government's policy toward youth violence is focused on those activities that the Federal Government can perform best, that are appropriately Federal, and that would be unlikely to be undertaken by state or local levels of government; (2) eliminates many bureaucratic and procedural requirements of current law; (3) reauthorizes the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act and Missing Children's Assistance Act; and (4) repeals authorizations for programs for which there is little or no evidence of success in preventing youth violence and reallocates those funds. The contents of this legislative report, submitted by Mr. Hatch from the Committee on the Judiciary, are: (1) Purpose; (2) Legislative history; (3) Discussion; (4) Vote of the Committee; (5) Section-by-section analysis; (6) Cost estimate; (7) Regulatory impact statement; (8) Additional views of Messrs. Kennedy and Feingold; (9) Additional views of Mr. Kohl; and (10) Changes in existing law. (JBJ)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on the Judiciary.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Act 1974