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Juvenile Rules and Procedures

1) Explain the special rights for status offenders during confinement.
2) Examine the pre-adjudication and post-adjudication requirements for confining juveniles.
3) Explain the practice of sight and sound separation for juveniles in confinement.
4) Analyze the practice of confinement for juveniles adjudicated as adults.
5) Explain the restrictions on the length of confinement for juveniles.
6) Provide examples and research to support your explanation of the rights and requirements of juveniles who are in confinement.

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1) Status offenders have the autonomy, if decided by the courts, to not be implemented into the criminal justice system as defendants. This means that they will not be assessed a record if convicted of a crime, and this is true even for juvenile offenses that are not accessible by most criminal justice outfits, once a person becomes an adult.

2) The pre-adjudication process and post-adjudication requirements for confining juveniles is predicated upon the rules established in the Delinquency Prevention Act (JjDPA) passed in 1974 that distinguishes the different acts that can result in confinement for juvenile offenders. Specific policies were established for the confinement of juvenile offenders, with status offenders separated from delinquent offenders. The offenders who were juveniles committing truancy, running away from home and other offenses deemed only criminal because of the person's age, are omitted from the ability to be confined within a juvenile detention facility.

Therefore, the process involved with those defendants who were juvenile, and charged with offenses such as theft, family violence, and other crimes, were predicated to being adjudicated within the juvenile court. This court facilitates the criminal assessment predicated upon the severity of the offense, under the tutelage of Parens Patrie. This doctrine takes into account the mission of the juvenile justice system that ...

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