Juvenile Justice in California
Facts & Issues

This report is prepared by the

League of Women Voters of California Education Fund
Juvenile Justice Study Committee

926 J Street, Suite 515, Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 442-7215
Email address: KuhiPat@cs.com

September 1996

See also Juvenile Justice in California Part II: Dependency System

California League members voted to study Juvenile Justice for two years at the LWV CA State Convention in 1995. This report is a result of the study and has been sent to 74 local Leagues in the State. They are reviewing this material and discussing it. Out of these discussions will come positions which will allow the League to take subsequent action.

The publication is made possible by grants from

Charles E. Culpeper Foundation, Stamford, CT
Compton Foundation, Inc., Menlo Park, CA
Sierra Health Foundation, Sacramento, CA


Juvenile Justice in California: Facts & Issues
Table of Contents

PERCEPTIONS ON THE CAUSES OF JUVENILE DELINQUENCY

EFFECTIVE PREVENTION/INTERVENTION

STATUS OFFENDERS

ROLE OF THE CALIFORNIA SCHOOLS

THE CALIFORNIA JUVENILE DELINQUENCY SYSTEM

THE COURT PROCESS

DETENTION PROGRAMS

PROBATION/PAROLE

PROPOSALS FOR CHANGES TO THE CALIFORNIA JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM

MINORITIES IN THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM

GIRLS INVOLVED IN THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM

ALTERNATIVES TO INCARCERATION

FUNDING OF JUVENILE JUSTICE AND DELINQUENCY PREVENTION

ROLE OF THE STATE


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BIBLIOGRAPHY

SOURCES. Find links to referenced reports and other online information.

Appendix A: PREVENTION AND EARLY INTERVENTION PROGRAMS

Appendix B: COMMUNITY STRATEGIES

Appendix C: GLOSSARY


Prepared by the League of Women Voters of California Education Fund, Juvenile Justice Study Committee. September 1996.