Criminal Juvenile

Issue: Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act

Impact:

The core mandates in the federal legislation may have an impact on state court procedures.  Additionally, state courts are eligible for some of the juvenile justice grant programs.  

Position:

State court leaders support judicial involvement in the development of state plans for system improvements, flexibility in administering juvenile justice programs, elimination of the valid court order exception for status offenders, elimination of solitary confinement for juveniles, and strengthening the minority contact core mandates. (CCJ/COSCA Resolution 14-A-10

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Issue: JCST Juvenile Competence Legislative Guide

Impact:

State courts may be impacted by state legislation creating juvenile competence to stand trial legislation.

Position:

No formal position.

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