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What does SVJ stand for?

SVJ stands for Serious and Violent Juvenile (criminal justice)

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Although these factors may adversely affect juvenile behavior, serious and violent juvenile offenders tend to develop behavior problems--such as aggression, dishonesty, property offenses, and conflict with authority figures--from childhood to adolescence.
THEMES AND TRENDS IN NEW LAWS TARGETING VIOLENT OR OTHER SERIOUS CRIMES BY JUVENILES Themes Trends Jurisdictional authority More serious and violent juvenile offenders are being removed from the juvenile justice system in favor of criminal court prosecution.
11) Mega change Researcher Patricia Torbet and her colleagues analyzed state legislative activity between 1991 and 1996 in a study entitled State Responses to Serious and Violent Juvenile Crime.
On the basis of its own state legislative priorities survey for 1995, the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) reported that the "redesign of juvenile justice systems [as defined by state legislatures] includes the attempt to separate status offenders and non-violent delinquent offenders from violent delinquent offenders, and to focus more on punishment and retribution for the most serious and violent juvenile offenders.