Children's Courts in the United States: Their Origin, Development, and Results

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1904 - Juvenile courts - 203 pages
 

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Page 42 - How think ye? if a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and goeth into the mountains, and seeketh that which is gone astray...
Page 142 - Heaven is not reached at a single bound, But we build the ladder by which we rise From the lowly earth to the vaulted skies, And we mount to its summit round by round.
Page 182 - This act shall be liberally construed to the end that its purpose may be carried out, to wit : that the care, custody, and discipline of a child shall approximate, as nearly as may be, that which should be given by its parents...
Page 166 - If the person summoned as herein provided shall fail without reasonable cause to appear and abide the order of the court, or to bring the child, he may be proceeded against as in case of contempt of court.
Page 167 - ... child to remain in its own home subject to the visitation of the probation officer, such child to report to the probation officer as often as may be required, and subject to be returned to the court for further proceedings whenever such action may appear to be necessary...
Page 171 - ... in some suitable family home, in case provision is made by voluntary contribution or otherwise for the payment of the board of such child...
Page 170 - Sec. 6. Probation Officers — The court shall have authority to appoint or designate one or more discreet persons of good character to serve as probation officers during the pleasure of the court; said probation officers to receive no compensation from the public treasury.
Page 183 - I'.'gal adoption of the child, and may, by its or his attorney or agent, appear in any court where such proceedings are pending and assent to such adoption. And such assent shall be sufficient to authorize the court to enter the proper order or decree of adoption.
Page 56 - Any child committing any of the acts herein mentioned shall be deemed a juvenile delinquent person, and shall be proceeded against as such in the manner hereinafter provided. A disposition of any child under this act, or any evidence given in such cause, shall not in any civil, criminal or other cause or proceeding whatever in any court be lawful or proper evidence against such child for any purpose whatever, excepting in subsequent cases against the same child under this act. The word "child
Page 57 - In such districts, every parent, guardian or other person having charge of any child between the ages of eight (8) and sixteen (16) years, shall send such child to a public, private or parochial school...

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