ERIC Number: ED419208
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Oct-9
Reference Count: N/A
Violent and Repeat Juvenile Offender Act of 1997. Report of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, Together with Additional, Minority and Supplemental Views To Accompany S. 10.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on the Judiciary.
Finding that violent crimes perpetrated by juvenile offenders has increased dramatically in this century, the Committee on the Judiciary recommended and forwarded this bill for enaction by the Senate. The bill revises federal court procedures, addresses the problem of violent crime and controlled substance offenses by youth gangs, and encourages states to adopt policies "to ensure that the victims of violent crimes committed by juveniles receive the same level of justice as do victims of...adults." Title I reforms the procedures by which juveniles who commit federal crimes are prosecuted and punished. Title II deals with juvenile gangs. Title III amends and reauthorizes the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974 to provide block grants to states for effective youth crime control and accountability. Title IV provides seed money for Boys and Girls Clubs in distressed areas. Title V contains definitions and authorizations regarding miscellaneous offenses including carjacking, firearms safety, use of prison labor for data entry, hate crimes and child exploitation. Legislative history; minority, additional, and supplemental views; and cost estimates are included. (EMK)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on the Judiciary.