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Distribution of $810 Million
Earmarks of $40 Million for the Law En cement Education Program

and $100 Million for Juvenile Justice.

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Law Enforcement Assistance Administration

Distribution of Parts B, C, & E 'Formula Funds based on total funds of $810 million with earmarks of $40 million for LEEP and $100 million for Juvenile Justice.

(In thousands of dollars)

STATE

PART B

PART C

PART E

STATE

PART B

PART C

PARJ E

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Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada

917
268
633

614
4,384

704
819

316
1,823
1,177

371

360
2,437
1,265

773
654
872
954

410
1,020
1,362
2,027

983

668
1,156

654

62
395

378
3,820

460
565

106
1,482

892
156

146
2,042

972
523
415
614
688
192

748
1,061
1,668

714 ·
427
873
135
282
105

12,596
7,585
1,328
1,238
17,356
8,263
4,443
3,524
5,216
5,851
1,632
6,359
9,019
14,179
6,073
3,630
7,422
1,146
2,397

893

New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming
District of

Columbia
American Samoa
Guam
Puerto Rico
Virgin Islands

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348

1,121

44

156
4,590

129

206
220
791
217

132

5
18
540

15

509 315

TOTALS

54,000

333,664

39,255 FUNDING OF JUVENILE JUSTICE ACT

Senator HRUSKA. Mr. Chairman, Senator Stafford asked that there be placed in the hearing record a statement regarding the funding of the Juvenile Justice Act, prepared by the Vermont Governor's Commission on the Administration of Justice. I request that the statement be placed in the record.

Senator PASTORE. It is so ordered. [The statement follows:)

STATEMENT REGARDING FY 77 FUNDING

of
THE JUVENILE JUSTICE AND DELINQUENCY PREVENTION ACT

PL 93-415

This statement is predicated upon the following facts and assumptions regarding FY 1977 funding of PL 93-415:

The President has recommended funding at a
level of $10,000,000;

The House is expected to approve an approp-
riation of $40,000,000;

Senator Bayh's proposal to increase funding
to $100,000,000 was at some point defeated;

The Senate Appropriations Committee is con-
sidering the matter.

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federal juvenile programs were socializing and humanizing the nation's children to an extent acceptable to either the children

or adults.

Furthermore, in the three quarters of a century since

the passage of the first Juvenile Court Act, this society has demonstrated both the inability and unwillingness to develop the

resources of both knowledge and funds, to support those children who are not socialized by existing processes.

Public Law 93-415 represented the culmination of Congressional effort to make the future different from the past.

In attempting that, Congress directed the states to find

alternatives to and in the system of juvenile justice, a system

which has not served this nation well.

The statute specified:

Section 223 (a) (12)

· within two years after submission of the plan (Vermont's was submitted December 31 last)

juveniles who are charged with or who have committed offenses that would not be criminal if committed by an adult, shall not be placed in juvenile detention or correctional facilities, but must be placed in shelter facilities;

In short, Congress told Vermont that all those children adjudicated

"without and beyond the control of their parent", committed to

the custody of the Commissioner of Social and Rehabilitation Services and placed at the Weeks School? were to be anywhere but there by the end of 1977. Those children average about 60% of

the approximately 110 children living at Weeks.

As you know, Vermont has demonstrated dedication to de

institutionalization for all categories of persons committed to

its care.

Adult offenders, the mentally ill, the retarded and

juveniles of all classifications have been removed over the past

few years from institutional settings.

Only 60 of the approx

imately 1300 children committed to the care and custody of the

Commissioner of Social and Rehabilitation Services are at Weeks.

About 50 of some 400 children with whom Corrections is involved

find themselves at that institution.

Deinstitutionalization then

seems to be the wave of the present and the future.

But at the crest of that wave, the Weeks School still exists

as

a placement possibility for both adjudicated delinquents and

status offenders. ' It does so for a number of reasons, one of

which has been the lack of real knowledge regarding Vermont's

adjudicated children.

By June, data compiled by the Department

of Corrections through an LEAA funded research grant will allow

us to know a good deal about our juvenile clientele.

We have

suspected that there may be little difference between our juvenile

delinquents and status offenders.

Plea bargaining combined with

many judges' unwillingness to adjudicate girls "delinquent", we think, render the labels meaningless. However, we must know, not think, before some ultimate action is taken in regard to Weeks.

The Weeks School, operated by the Department of Corrections, is Vermont's only state institution for juveniles. Both delinquents adjudicated to corrections and status offenders adjudicated to Social and Rehabilitation Services may be placed there.

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