Family Court: A Follow-Up Study of Eight Family Offense Cases Adjusted at Nassau County Family Court Intake, Westbury, Long Island, During the Period January 1, 1965 to June 30, 1965
Since the writer is a Probation Officer, employed by the Nassau County Family Court, it was felt that a study related to one aspect of the court‘s functioning would be both interesting while at the same time instructive in terms of his work. The Family Court has been in existence only since September 1, 1962 and it is felt by the Probation Department a study should be initiated in the area of a following up on what has happened to cases that were adjusted at the intake level and have not since returned, in order to learn more about the husbands' and wives' adjustment since coming to court and how that adjustment is reflected. After a conference with Probation officials, it was decided, and approval given by the Agency, that a sampling be made from hundreds of cases that have been adjusted at the intake level in the category of Family Offenses and the study be limited to an analysis of cases, taken from the time period January 1, 1965 to June 30, 1965. This time period was chosen for the reason that it is far enough away from the adjustment to see any degree of permanence while at the same time recent enough so that impressions would not be forgotten or distorted by time. Although, for the most part, this study is an exploratory one and not an attempt to directly evaluate change or to further justify the adjustment service at Intake, nevertheless, changes in behavior of the husbands and wives may be related to these services, at least indirectly.
D'Amato, James John, "Family Court: A Follow-Up Study of Eight Family Offense Cases Adjusted at Nassau County Family Court Intake, Westbury, Long Island, During the Period January 1, 1965 to June 30, 1965" (1967). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30308709.