The Act provides that, as a matter of public policy, the unconditional release of accused juveniles prior to the adjudication of their cases is preferred to incarceration. The Act sets forth conditions under which the detention of a juvenile may be considered. The Act also delineates certain values which must be reflected in any detention of a juvenile prior to the adjudication of that juvenile's case.
COURTS Juvenile Courts: Provide Guidelines to Judges Regarding When Juveniles Shall be Incarcerated Prior to Case Adjudication,
Ga. St. U. L. Rev.
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