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10/24/00
Report
Children as Victims

This Bulletin presents an overview of statistics on juveniles as victims of crime and maltreatment. Juveniles are twice as likely as adults to be victims of serious violent crime and that children with a history…

10/12/00
Report
Public Juvenile Court Records

This brief report highlights state variations in laws regarding the public release of juvenile court records. Download Report

09/13/00
Report
Confidentiality of Juvenile Delinquency Hearings

This brief report highlights state variations in statutes and/or court rules that permit or require juvenile delinquency hearings to be open to the general public. Download Publication

08/13/00
Report
Civil Unions in Vermont

This report briefly discusses Vermont’s legal provisions recognizing same-sex civil unions and related issues. Download Publication

07/12/00
Report
Family Courts in the United States (2000)

This brief report, updated for 2000, provides a summary of family court concepts and issues and contains a map showing the states with a unified family court. Download Publication

06/13/00
Report
Grandparent Visitation Rights After Troxel v. Granville

This document discusses grandparent visitation rights and, particularly, the U.S. Supreme Court case of Troxel v. Granville. The Troxel case sends a clear message to both state legislatures and state courts that grandparent visitation statutes…

06/13/00
Report
Screening at Intake for Related Family Cases

This bulletin reports on a study of delinquency and dependency cases in several Ohio counties to determine the level of court involvement of adult family members. Download Publication

06/13/00
Report
Enforcing the Underage Drinking Laws in Pennsylvania

This report describes efforts being made in Pennsylvania to reduce underage drinking through community action. Download Publication

05/13/00
Report
Case Law Interpreting the Safe Schools Act of 1994

This brief report offers a discussion of case law that interprets the federal Safe Schools Act of 1994. The Act was enacted to further the goal of drug and violence-free goals. Download Publication

04/13/00
Report
Minimum Age for Death Penalty

This brief report highlights state differences in laws governing the minimum age for capital punishment, as of 1999. (In 2005, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned laws that imposed capital punishment for offenses committed under the…

03/13/00
Report
Separate Tables: Interagency Information Sharing in Real Life

This document talks about the outcome of a multidisciplinary working group convention held in Pittsburgh that recently drafted a memorandum of understanding on local interagency information sharing. Offered here is a detailed look at the…

03/13/00
Report
Grandparent Support Obligation

This report briefly highlights state variations in laws establishing grandparent support liability. Download Publication