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2014
Document 028045
LGBTQ Youth and Status Offenses: Improving System Responses and Reducing Disproportionality
Coalition for Juvenile Justice/SOS Project (Washington, DC).
The application of the “National Standards for the Care of Youth Charged with Status Offenses” (NIC accession no. 027712) is stressed. “The National Standards specifically call for all (LGBTQ) [Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual. Transgender, and Questioning] youth to “receive fair treatment, equal access to services, and respect and sensitivity from all professionals and other youth in court, agency, service, school and placement’” (p. 1). ... Read More
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2013
Document 027712
National Standards for the Care of Youth Charged with Status Offenses
Coalition for Juvenile Justice (CJJ). Safety, Opportunity & Success (SOS) Project (Washington, DC).
“A status offender is a juvenile charged with or adjudicated for conduct that would not, under the law of the jurisdiction in which the offense was committed, be a crime if committed by an adult. The most common examples of status offenses are chronic or persistent truancy, running away, violating curfew laws, or possessing alcohol or tobacco. The National Standards aim to promote best practices for this population, based in research and social service approaches, to better engage and support yo... Read More
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