skip navigation

Justinfo Subscribe to Stay Informed

Add your conference to our Justice Events calendar


NCJRS Abstract


Subscribe to Stay Informed
Want to be in the know? JUSTINFO is a biweekly e-newsletter containing information about new publications, events, training, funding opportunities, and Web-based resources available from the NCJRS Federal sponsors. Sign up to get JUSTINFO in your inbox.

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Library collection.
To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the NCJRS Abstracts Database.

How to Obtain Documents
NCJ Number: NCJ 186264     Find in a Library
Title: Planning of New Institutions: Workshops for Juvenile Facilities
  Document URL: Text PDF 
Author(s): Dennis D. Barron ; Shelley L. Zavlek
Corporate Author: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
Date Published: 01/2001
Page Count: 2
  Annotation: This paper examines planning for new secure juvenile facilities and renovating or expanding existing facilities.
Abstract: The most effective interventions for juvenile offenders are comprehensive, community-based programs that provide a continuum of services and sanctions. These include prevention programming, a system of graduated sanctions, residential treatment, and aftercare. Secure confinement is the most costly and severe response to delinquency. Jurisdictions should ensure that alternatives to confinement are being used effectively and that new or expanded facilities are developed only when warranted. An important training program is Planning of New Institutions for Juvenile Facilities (Juvenile PONI) workshops. The Juvenile PONI workshops introduce operational, programming, and design concepts relevant to facility development and provide opportunities for participants to apply the concepts in creating action plans. They clearly define the unique characteristics that distinguish juveniles from adults and explore how those characteristics require that juvenile facilities be designed differently from adult facilities. Resources
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Community-based corrections (juvenile) ; Correctional institutions (juvenile) ; Alternatives to institutionalization ; Juvenile Corrections/Detention ; Juvenile residential treatment centers ; Juvenile justice planning ; Aftercare/juvenile parole ; Juvenile Corrections/Detention Decisionmaking ; Juvenile offenders
Publication Number: FS-2001XX
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America

Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Country: United States of America
Language: English
  To cite this abstract, use the following link:

* A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's web site is provided.