The Juvenile Court Period

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The Juvenile Court Period (1899-1960) • Reformers were referred to as the “child savers” • Wanted to use the power of the state to “save” the children from a life of crime • Wanted a separate juvenile court system • Juvenile Court Act by Illinois in 1899 • Established the first comprehensive system of juvenile justice • Has four major elements • A separate court for delinquent, dependent and neglected children • Special legal procedures that were less adversarial than those in the adult system • Separation of children from adults in all portions of the justice system • Programs of probation to assist the courts in deciding what best served the interests of the state and the child • Other states followed in creating similar systems • Children needed a different system of courts and procedures would be less formal • Lawyers were not used, instead psychologists and social workers would determine the problem The Juvenile Rights Period (1960-1980) • Juveniles have a right to counsel
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This note was uploaded on 03/06/2011 for the course CCJS 100 taught by Professor Gaston during the Spring '07 term at Maryland.

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