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Juvenile Justice Journal, Volume II, Number 2 (JJDP Act Issue)
(NCJ 152979) December 1995
OJJDP Juvenile Justice Journal, Journal, 36 page(s)
Presents four articles that look back at one of America's most significant landmarks: the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Act of 1974. In "Deinstitutionalizing Status Offenders: A Record of Progress," Gwen Holden and Robert Kapler note that the JJDP Act has fundamentally changed the way our Nation deals with troubled youth. Gordon Raley's overview, "The JJDP Act: A Second Look," details the changes in the Act approved by Congress over the past two decades. The author offers his thought-provoking recommendations as we approach the dawn of the 21st century. Additional insights into the history of the JJDP Act are provided by Michael Saucier in "Birth of a Partnership," while James Brown describes some of the significant accomplishments attained under the aegis of the Act in his article, "Beyond the Mandates."
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