Legal Response to the Social Problems

Review of a Typical Juvenile Delinquency Case A typical case pertaining juvenile delinquency, published by the office of the OJJDP (Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention), had shown material flowing through the juvenile justice system. The preliminary procedures describing this case relate to the standard models of the case-flow on a national scale. Initial detainment and Arrest

With the juvenile justice system the first experience a youth generally has is his or her arrest by a law enforcement agency. Further behaviors that youth go into the system include referrals by parents and schools, criminal behavior victims, and trial officers. Generally a resolution is completed after capture as to whether a youth ought to be in custody and charged, unrestricted, or moved into an additional children safety plan.

The officer managing the case makes this decision by depending on the information acquired from the sufferers of the offense done by the juvenile, the child himself, the child’s guardians, and some previous reports the youth has with the juvenile justice system, Central set of laws have need of that juveniles being held in adult detention centers whereas representatives try to get in touch with parents or create shifting procedures, be reserved out of the view of adult prisoners, and be detached from the facilities offered for the adults within 6 hours.

As soon as a case arrives in the hands of intake officer, he makes a decision in case he has to dismiss it or hear it officially and handle it privately. For making this decision the officer critically reviews the facts and figures relating the case so as to reach at a conclusion whether there is sufficient information allowing a free trial for the youth. On the bases of availability of sufficient evidence the court decides whether to hear it formally or informally.

In case the information is insufficient the case is dropped on the spot. Pending the decision by the court the youth waits for his or her trial in a secure detention facility. Then the judge in the course of detention hearing within 24 hours of the arrest, establishes whether the youth should be detained during the course of trial or not. Note: As according to the public safety act, the youth under trial has to be detained during the trial if there is threat to his life outside the lockup.