xiii, 215 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
9780813546384 hardback 0813546389 hardback 9780813546391 paperback 0813546397 paperback
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Overview of the juvenile court Interrogation : what the police don't what you to know Arrest The detention hearing : will they keep the child in custody until trial? Pretrial issues : what to do between the detention hearing and the trial Should the child take a deal or go to trial? Will the juvenile record go away when the child becomes an adult? Disposition hearing (sentencing) : asking the court to provide the services the child needs How to succeed on probation When the child is sent to residential placement Transferring children to adult criminal court School search issues When children get suspended or expelled : school discipline and zero-tolerance policies Special education issues Does race matter? Children with mental health issues Institutional abuse : is the child in danger? The special needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth The special needs of girls When the child is charged with a sexual offense.