ERIC Number: ED438344
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Juvenile Justice Reform Initiatives in the States: 1994-1996. Program Report.
National Criminal Justice Association, Washington, DC.
This overview of recent state juvenile justice reform measures and identifies issues and trends associated with state juvenile reform initiatives. The report explains some of the more punitive measures, such as new criminal court transfer authority and expanded juvenile court sentencing options. Many states have balanced these steps with enhanced resources and new programs designed to interrupt the development of youth violence and victimization. This document includes selected case studies of the implementation of such balanced initiatives in four states: (1) Colorado; (2) Connecticut; (3) Ohio; and (4) Oregon. Each case study describes the elements of the state's reform initiatives and the catalysts for change. A final chapter summarizes the juvenile justice reform trends in general terms and makes recommendations based on state experiences. (SLD)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Welfare, Delinquency, Juvenile Justice, Laws, State Programs, Young Adults, Youth Problems
Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse/NCJRS, P.O. Box 6000, Rockville, MD 20849-6000. Tel: 800-638-8736 (Toll free); Fax: 301-519-5212; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.ojjdp.ncjrs.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
Authoring Institution: National Criminal Justice Association, Washington, DC.