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(p. 427) Juvenile Commitment 

(p. 427) Juvenile Commitment
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(p. 427) Juvenile Commitment
Author(s):

Kirk Heilbrun

, David DeMatteo

, Stephanie Brooks Holliday

, and Casey LaDuke

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780199941551.003.0021
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date: 22 January 2021

This chapter focuses on the legal question of the disposition of juvenile cases. It is called “commitment” because the commitment to a state department of juvenile justice for residential placement is one of the options before the juvenile court if there is an adjudication of delinquency. Other options typically include community placement or some form of probation, whether intensive or standard. The principle for the first case involves accepting referrals within one’s area of expertise. The principle for the second case describes the importance of providing appropriate notification and obtaining authorization, and highlights considerations specific to juvenile populations.

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