Title

The Juvenile Justice Act of 1977

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Campus where you would like to present

Ellensburg

Event Website

https://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/source

Start Date

18-5-2020

Abstract

The Juvenile Justice Act of 1977 is the guideline for sentencing youth offenders. Handling youth delinquency can be done in a multitude of ways, and new efforts are necessary in order to deter future crimes. Many programs are available to juveniles. Some programs are to prevent future crime and guide the individuals down a more positive path. There remains a need for amendments to the Juvenile Justice Act. As juveniles commit crimes, police officers who are present at the time of arrest typically have a hand at determining where the young offender goes (crime dependent). Every county being different. There is a need for a standardized form of assessment to meet with an individual’s needs is imperative in overall child development and well-being, post crime. Many alternatives are available with offenders, which explains the positive change over the recent years in the juvenile justice systems, yet juvenile delinquency is still a problem. With the use of the diversion program more prevalent in means of rehabilitation, detention facilities have decreased. This policy analysis includes interviews, secondary analysis, and recommendations that could help with juvenile offenders who are slipping through the cracks of the justice system.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Christine Henderson

Department/Program

Law & Justice

Additional Mentoring Department

https://cwu.studentopportunitycenter.com/2020/04/the-juvenile-justice-act-of-1977/

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May 18th, 12:00 PM

The Juvenile Justice Act of 1977

Ellensburg

The Juvenile Justice Act of 1977 is the guideline for sentencing youth offenders. Handling youth delinquency can be done in a multitude of ways, and new efforts are necessary in order to deter future crimes. Many programs are available to juveniles. Some programs are to prevent future crime and guide the individuals down a more positive path. There remains a need for amendments to the Juvenile Justice Act. As juveniles commit crimes, police officers who are present at the time of arrest typically have a hand at determining where the young offender goes (crime dependent). Every county being different. There is a need for a standardized form of assessment to meet with an individual’s needs is imperative in overall child development and well-being, post crime. Many alternatives are available with offenders, which explains the positive change over the recent years in the juvenile justice systems, yet juvenile delinquency is still a problem. With the use of the diversion program more prevalent in means of rehabilitation, detention facilities have decreased. This policy analysis includes interviews, secondary analysis, and recommendations that could help with juvenile offenders who are slipping through the cracks of the justice system.

https://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/source/2020/COTS/73