Problem-solving courts have become a significant feature of the U.S. justice system, and their popularity appears to be growing internationally with courts underway or in development in counties such as Australia and Great Britain.
Youth charged with delinquency offenses in U.S. juvenile courts cannot assert a right to speedy trial. As with several other rights enjoyed exclusively by adults (e.g., trial by jury, consideration of bail), a federal right to speedy trial is not provided for juveniles.
Young offenders have not been provided with a Constitutional right to speedy trial. Yet, concerns about timeliness are often equally pressing in the juvenile court. This study examines the timing of juvenile justice by analyzing delinquency case processing in nearly 400 jurisdictions.
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.”
This article examines the extent to which unnecessary delays exist in the processing of juvenile court cases and analyzes the causes and effects of delay. Includes recommendations for national standards or policy initiatives.
The juvenile justice system during the 1980s failed to live up to the goals it set for itself during the 1960s and 1970s, particularly in the use of secure facilities.
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.
An evaluation of intensive supervision programs for juveniles illustrated how juvenile justice organizations adapt to the presence of alternative programs in ways that dilute their impact.
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.