Juvenile Justice System

Juvenile Justice System.

Juvenile Justice System.
Wais Ghowsi
Instructor: Michael J. Kilbane M.S
CRJ 180
August 15th , 2011

[pic] In our society today, the Juvenile justice system is a powerful foundation that has been granted responsibilities. Among the very several tasks, the most important task is to maintain order and constitutional rights of the juveniles. From the time of a juvenile’s arrest, there are several factors that play important roles during the whole course of the arrest, trial, sentencing, and rehabilitation of the juvenile. The Juvenile justice system is broken down to 10 steps and we will discuss each step thoroughly.
Police Investigation: After a crime has been reported, the first step in the Juvenile justice system is the police investigation. Usually, the police investigation is a very ongoing process where the victim and the witness services serve as a liaison between the police   and the victim. here, they provide response in crisis, provide accompaniment to interviews and assist with victims Compensation application.
Transfer Hearing: After a juvenile is arrested, based on the type of crime, the juvenile can be presented in the adult system if he/she is charged with certain crimes with a deadly weapon, or has prior adjudication for certain crimes or he/she may not be suitable for the rehabilitation process.
72 Hour Detention Hearing: This is where the juvenile will receive a detention hearing if the juvenile is detained at the service center during the time of the arrest. The hearing takes place before a court master within the first 72 hours. The purpose of this is to determine if the juvenile should remain in detention until adjudication hearing.
Detained: The juvenile remains at the Juvenile Detention center waiting for the outcome of the adjudication and disposition hearing if they are detained. The adjudication hearing takes place within 10 days after the juvenile is detained.
Released: If a juvenile is released, they are...