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Best Practices in Juvenile Corrections and Detention

NCJ Number
187856
Date Published
Annotation
This report discusses major issues confronting juvenile corrections and detention personnel, current practices associated with those issues, and "Best Practices" for the 21st century.
Abstract
The report was developed from the findings and recommendations of participants in the Corrections and Detection Caucus at National Conferences on Juvenile Justice from 1995-2000. Best practices subject areas include: (1) General Public; (2) Improving Confidence in the System; (3) Secure Care; (4) Overcrowding; (5) Sentencing of Juveniles; (6) Resources; (7) Special Programming; (8) Building Issues; (9) Transfer of Jurisdiction; (10) Physical and Mental Health; and (11) Community Reintegration. The report also discusses findings concerning Family Involvement, Prevention and Early Intervention, Specialized Instruction, Teen Gangs, Legislative Issues, and Research and Evaluation. The 1998 caucus conducted an internal assessment and environmental analysis of juvenile corrections and detention and reported their findings under Strengths (13), Weaknesses (17), Opportunities (22), and Threats (22), all of which are presented in the report. Figures, tables, bibliography
Date Created: August 3, 2014