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Found 231 results for "Linda Szymanski"

 Year  Title
2013 

JJGPS StateScan Juvenile Competency Procedures

Linda Szymanski

This is the 1st in a new series intended to support NCJJ’s Juvenile Justice Geography, Policy, Practice & Statistics website development effort. The first StateScan publication released for the project addresses state policy (as determined in juvenile justice statutes) governing determinations for a youth’s competency to stand trial in delinquency matters. This scan is the first time NCJJ has conducted a comparative statute analysis on this topic.

2012 

Must Law Enforcement Officers and Corrections Officers who Work with Juveniles Receive Special Training?

Linda Szymanski

According to the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s web site, the goal of the Juvenile Accountability Block Grants program is to reduce juvenile offending through accountability-based programs focused on juvenile offenders and the juvenile justice system. Under this program, the United States Attorney General is authorized to provide grants to the states for specified purposes that meet this goal. Included among these purposes is: establishing and maintaining training programs for …

2012 

Must Judges and Other Court Personnel Receive Special Training with Respect to Preventing and Controlling Juvenile Crime?

Linda Szymanski

According to the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s web site, the goal of the Juvenile Accountability Block Grants program is to reduce juvenile offending through accountability-based programs focused on juvenile offenders and the juvenile justice system. Under this program, the United States Attorney General is authorized to provide grants to the states for specified purposes that meet this goal. Included among these purposes is: establishing and maintaining training programs for …

2011 

Juvenile and Family Law Digest - April 2011

Linda Szymanski

Juvenile and Family Law Digest is produced monthly by the National Center for Juvenile Justice. The April 2011 issue highlights two pieces of proposed legislation, one concerning a juvenile delinquent's right to waive counsel, and the other concerning the Indian Child Welfare Act. It summarizes recent case law on various issues, including life sentences for juveniles, sex offender registration, same sex marriage, and the Indian Child Welfare Act.

2011 

Do States Set a Minimum Age, Below Which a Juvenile Cannot Be Tried in Criminal Court?

Linda Szymanski

This report briefly reviews state statutes providing a minimum age of criminal responsibility, below which juveniles cannot be tried in adult criminal court. Currently, 19 states have such statutes: Alabama, California, Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, and Washington.

2011 

Can Parents Ever Be Obligated for the Support of Their Institutionalized Delinquent Children? (2011 Update)

Linda Szymanski

This report, updated for 2011, briefly discusses state provisions for the parental obligation of monetary support for institutionalized delinquent children. All states currently have statutes that make it either discretionary or mandatory for the court to require a parent or guardian to pay at least part of the support costs for a juvenile who is adjudicated delinquent and placed outside the home.

2011 

Juvenile and Family Law Digest - May 2011

Linda Szymanski

Juvenile and Family Law Digest is produced monthly by the National Center for Juvenile Justice. The May 2011 issue highlights two pieces of proposed legislation, one concerning status offenders, and the other concerning valid court orders in Kentucky. It also summarizes recent case law on various issues, including life sentences for juveniles, and various domestic and family law issues.

2011 

Can Juveniles be Prosecuted Under State Domestic Violence Laws?

Linda Szymanski

This brief report highlights state variations in the application of domestic violence laws to juveniles. 'Since the adoption of mandatory arrest policies and laws for responding to escalating incidents of family and domestic violence, many jurisdictions have struggled to define the manner in which juvenile perpetrators should be handled in these often complex and volatile family settings. Without the full context of the family dynamic, youth can often be arrested under these mandatory laws …

2011 

Is a Jury Trial Ever Available in a Termination of Parental Rights Case? (2010 Update)

Linda Szymanski

This report, updated for 2010, summarizes state provisions allowing or requiring a jury trial in termination of parental rights cases.

2011 

How Does Age Impact the Way States Handle Juvenile Delinquency Cases?

Linda Szymanski

This brief report highlights state variations in minimum and maximum ages for original juvenile court jurisdiction in delinquency matters.

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