But the law's proponents say the realities of juvenile crime
and other misbehavior make it necessary to crack down on parents.
The mission of the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice is to protect the public by reducing juvenile crime
and delinquency in Florida.
The racial disparity in juvenile crime
is also decreasing.
When you consider that teenagers commit most juvenile crime
, increased investment in after-school programs that are proven to reduce criminal activity is just common sense,'' said Barrie Becker, director of the Oakland-based Fight Crime: Invest in Kids California, an Oakland-based child-advocacy group.
has declined steadily in Lane County since 1998, but juvenile justice officials are wondering if the trend will hold in the face of recent cutbacks in crime prevention and reform programs.
The reduction of juvenile crime
, violence, and victimization constitutes one of the most crucial challenges of the new millennium and Juvenile Offenders and Victims.
Jane Earll (R-Erie), amends Pennsylvania's Crime Victims' Bill of Rights to require that victims of juvenile crime
be afforded the same rights as victims of adult criminals.
The number of serious juvenile crime
cases, including murder and burglary, was 1,063, topping 1,000 cases for the fourth straight year.
The panel recommended lowering the punishable age because changes in juvenile crime
since the law was put into effect 50 years ago make the law's review necessary, panel members said.
The House leadership took up a sweeping package of proposals that would target juvenile crime
and undermine state and local authority in juvenile sentencing functions.
Gargantuan increases in violent juvenile crime
underscore the point.
More than $100 million for public safety programs, such as those for front-line services, mentally ill offenders, juvenile crime
prevention and intervention, local correctional officer training and methamphetamine abatement.