Speedy Trial in the Juvenile Court

Speedy Trial in the Juvenile Court

The U.S. Supreme Court mandated greater due process protections for juveniles, including the right to counsel and the protection against self-incrimination. Jurists and policy makers should consider whether young offenders should also have the right to a “speedy trial.”

Access to Insurance and Length of Psychiatric Stay Among Adolescents and Young Adults Discharged from General Hospitals

Access to Insurance and Length of Psychiatric Stay Among Adolescents and Young Adults Discharged from General Hospitals

This article examines hospital records for adolescent psychiatric discharges and compares adolescent and young adult patients (ages 18-22) on demographic characteristics, diagnosis, and source of payment to test the relationship between insurance and length of stay.

Viable Options: Intensive Supervision Programs for Juvenile Delinquents

Viable Options: Intensive Supervision Programs for Juvenile Delinquents

Major findings from a five-year evaluation of three intensive supervision programs for delinquents. The evaluation employed a randomized design with a two-year follow-up period to compare youths in the programs with a control group of youths who were committed to the state.