Award Date

1-1-1995

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Ethics and Policy Studies

Number of Pages

99

Abstract

Several states have created family courts by coordinating juvenile and family law matters within one court in an effort to provide efficient and timely service delivery to children and families. This thesis will evaluate this court model by providing a literary review, including problems facing children and families. Ethical concerns regarding family preservation, the quality of justice, parent's rights vs states obligations, punishment vs rehabilitation and the social worker vs cop role conflict will be included. A survey which was conducted as a part of this thesis together with a previous survey provides current evidence supporting the premise that the new family court model is a more efficient system which provides better services to litigants by involving a teamwork approach, better utilization of community resources, and the development of alterative resolutions. The conclusion contains recommendations for improvements of this model.

Keywords

Administration Analysis; Court; Family; Judicial; Justice; Juvenile; Matters; Serve; Systems; Unified

Controlled Subject

Law

File Format

pdf

File Size

3850.24 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/5x5x-kq2k


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