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Enhancing Prosecutors' Ability To Combat and Prevent Juvenile Crime in Their Jurisdictions

NCJ Number
178916
Date Published
Author(s)
Gramckow, H. P., Tompkins, E.
Publication Series
OJJDP Juvenile Accountability Block Grants Series
Annotation
This bulletin provides recommendations for the effective use of additional prosecutors and the use of technology to increase efficiency in the juvenile justice system.
Abstract
Seeking to curb crime and protect citizens by holding delinquent youth accountable for their offenses, Congress enacted the Juvenile Accountability Incentive Block Grants (JAIBG) program. This bulletin features two of the three JAIBG purpose areas that focus on enhancing the ability of prosecutors to address juvenile crime by providing funding for hiring additional prosecutors and acquiring technology, equipment, and training. The bulletin claims that how and where to use new prosecutors are questions best answered locally. However, it does discuss considerations in deploying additional prosecutors or reorganizing existing staff resources. It also examines technology to increase efficiency in the juvenile justice system, including automated case management systems, electronic communication devices, fingerprinting and other identification mechanisms, drug testing, and DNA testing. Notes, references
Date Created: August 12, 2014