8 Crim. Just. 1 (1980-1981)

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Section Clearinghouse on
Juvenile Justice Launched

   CJS recently agreed to serve as an information clear-
inghouse on the 20 newly approved iJA/ABA Juvenile
Justice Standards which are expected to bring important
due process reforms to the nation's juvenile justice
system.
   Additionally, a planning task force appointed in June by
then ABA President Leonard Janofsky to explore what im-
plementation steps the Association should take for these
Standards is being chaired by Section Chairperson-Elect
Judge Sylvia Bacon, and includes representatives of the
ABA  Young Lawyers Division, Family Law Section, and
Judicial Administration Division.
   Some of the harder-hitting principles espoused by the
Standards are a call for utilization of the least drastic
alternative when intervening in the lives of juveniles and
their families; an unwaivable right to counsel at all crucial
stages of a juvenile proceeding; the establishment of
strict criteria for waiver of jurisdiction to regulate transfer
of juveniles to adult criminal courts; the severity of sanc-
tions to be determined based on the seriousness of the
offenses as opposed to the court's view of the juvenile's
needs; and the provision to juveniles of all due process
rights given to adults - such as trial by jury.
   The 20 volumes cover Dispositions, Dispositional Pro-
cedures, Juvenile Delinquency and Sanctions, Transfer
Between  Courts, Interim Status, Adjudication, Rights of
Minors, Pretrial Court Proceedings, Prosecution, Counsel
for Private Parties, Police Handling of Juvenile Problems,
Juvenile Probation Function, Juvenile Records and Infor-
mation, Appeals and Collateral Review, Youth Service
Agencies, Court Organization and Administration,
Monitoring, Planning for Juvenile Justice, Corrections Ad-
ministration, and Architecture of Facilities.
  The Standards can be ordered from Ballinger
Publishing Company,  17 Dunster St., Cambridge, MA
02138 (6171492-0793). The cost of a complete set is $125
paperback, or $250 clothbound. Individual volumes sell in
paperback from $5.95 to $7.95. In the fail, a Summary
volume will be available ($7.95, in paper) to provide a
thorough analysis of the recommended system changes.
  For more information, contact CJS staff offices.


At a ceremony this June in Washington, D.C., former ABA Presi-
dent Leonard Janofsky (left) presented a special award to Judge
Irving R. Kaufman, then chief judge of the U.S. Second Circuit
Court of Appeals and chairman of the IJA/ABA Commission on
the Standards, for his contributions to the project over its nine-
year life.

ABA Targets 26.2 and Peremptory
Challenge in House Testimony

   American Bar Association testimony presented in
June has urged deletion of a proposed Reverse
Jencks Act' amendment   to the Federal Rules of
Criminal Procedure. The House Criminal Justice Sub-
committee  deleted proposed rule 26.2 in markup of
H.R.7817 on June  24. The House Judiciary Committee
passed the bill by voice vote on August 27. Senate ap-
proval, however, remains uncertain as we go to press.
  The bill approves in part, disapproves in part, and
amends  in part proposed amendments to the Federal
Rules offered more than a year ago by the Judicial Con-
ference of the United States. The proposed new rule 26.2
would add to the F.R.Cr.P. the substance of what is now
18 USC  3500 (the Jencks Act), and would go far beyond
that statute to provide for producrion of statements of
defense witnesses at trial in essentially the same manner
as now occurs with respect to statements of government
withnesses.
   Beyond the deletion of 26.2, H.R.7817 cleared both the
subcommittee  and full committee in accordance with
ABA  policy positions in a number of other important areas
including proposed amendments to F.R.Cr.P. 11(e) (6),
17(h) and 32.1.                  Continued on page 2

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