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JuvenileDetentCorr2_28_08post - Juvenile Detention and...

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Juvenile Detention and Corrections
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Purpose of Detention Traditional: To isolate youth for proper assessment and classification. Contemporary: To prevent youth from fleeing or harming oneself or others. Detention can also be a post- adjudicatory placement. (e.g. Short- term placement or Probation violators). Approximately, 33,500 youth in juvenile detention in 1999. 1000 in New Jersey.
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The Detention Decision The juvenile court equivalent to the bail decision in adult court. Detention hearing must be held within 36 hours after police referral. Has shifted from an arbitrary to a standardized (actuarial) system. Detention can also be ordered by a judge at any other stage in juvenile justice processing.
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Grounds for Detention (p. 205) Juvenile is Fugitive. Felony arrest while case is pending. Risk of flight. To protect juvenile from himself or herself. To protect others from harm (including witnesses). No guardian available
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Detention In New Jersey “According to Previte [Pres. NJJDA], the court asks two key questions when deciding to detain a juvenile. First, is the juvenile a threat to the safety of the community? Second, has the juvenile failed
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