A Guide to Finding Government Information
Web version of this guide includes links to web resources.
Mix and match these terms in searching the library catalog, WestCat , or use them to search journal articles and law reviews via the library's Databases page. You can also use them to search government information sites listed on our Starting Points page - click the tab and pay particular attention to the Top Six.
- juvenile delinquency
- juvenile justice
- detention homes
- problem youth
- occupational training
- school violence
An important source for many research topics is Congress. Congressional committees and subcommittees hold hearings on a wide variety of controversial and timely subjects. Simply add the word "hearing?" to a search string in WestCat .
- site:gov "juvenile court"
Federal Government Information
This agency under the Department of Justice issues grants, reports, and statistics on the various aspects of juvenile justice.
The focus of this hearing is an Act, yet to be passed, that would right perceived wrongs in the administration of juvenile justice by forcing states to provide the opportunity for parole for juveniles sentenced to life in prison, something that only happens in the U.S.
This report discusses youth suicides occurring in correctional facilities, their causes and risk factors, and the need for prevention programs. 2009
This document explains transfer mechanisms by which juveniles are placed in the criminal justice system at the state level for serious crimes and describes case movement from criminal court to juvenile court.
Youth Prison Reduction through Opportunities, Mentoring, Intervention, Support, and Education (PROMISE) Act
This hearing discusses legislation intended to improve the situation of disadvantaged youth by turning the cradle-to-prison pipeline into a cradle-to-college pipeline.
Y 4.J 89/1:111-86
This website presents findings on juvenile felony defendants tried as adults. A 75-county comparison is made between the number of juveniles tried as adults versus the number of juveniles tried in juvenile court.
Statistics on cases by how they were adjudicated, by gender, by age, and by offense are among the many data you'll find here.
This bulletin describes where and under what conditions juvenile offenders are placed when taken out of the home by the juvenile court system.
This report focuses on the potential value of youth courts to the juvenile justice system.
Illinois Government Information
This commission issues reports on the administration of juvenile justice in Illinois, including critical analysis of administrative procedure and guidelines for improvement.
Youth Reentry Improvement Report
This report addresses failings in the Illinois juvenile justice system responsible for youth reincarceration.
ILLINOIS 364.36 I29yri
Illinois Juvenile Law and Practice
This legal reference book gives lawyers an overview of the juvenile justice process and assists in preparing for a juvenile court case in the state of Illinois. 1997.
LEGL REF KFI 1794 .I44 2007
The Juvenile Justice System: Law and Process, 2nd ed.
This book includes a western world history of juvenile justice and chapters on juvenile rights and the juvenile judicial process.
LEGL REF. KF 9780 .C58 2002
Cases and Materials on Juvenile Justice Administration, 3rd ed.
The author begins with a detailed history of juvenile justice in the United States and continues with chapters on police interrogation and juvenile criminal procedure.
LEGL REF. KF9779 .F45 2009
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