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Model Tribal Juvenile Codes

Published Jul 31, 2013, Matthew Ficcagblia, Professor Ron J. Whitener

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The Model Tribal Youth Codes reflect a core commitment to providing tribes with juvenile statutes assuring the fundamental rights of children and their parents, guardians and custodians, and allowing opportunity for restorative diversions at each decision point in the juvenile justice process. The document presents a comprehensive and flexible code which encourages the use of alternatives to standard juvenile delinquency, truancy and child-in-need of services codes.


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Models for Change was a juvenile justice systems reform initiative supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, website operated by Justice Policy Institute.