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Title: Standards for Juvenile Correctional Boot Camp Programs
Corporate Author: American Correctional Assoc
United States of America
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 160
Sponsoring Agency: American Correctional Assoc
Alexandria, VA 22314
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice, Office of Justice Programs
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 92-DD-CX-K039
Publication Number: ISBN 1-56991-018-9
Sale Source: American Correctional Assoc
206 N. Washington St., Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314
United States of America

National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Guideline
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Standards contained in this manual, developed by the American Correctional Association, deal with boot camp programs designed to provide structure to the lives of juvenile offenders and rehabilitate them.
Abstract: As of January 1993, 19 juvenile boot camp programs operated in eight States, and the program stay of a typical offender averaged 107 days. Because research indicates that many existing boot camp programs have been designed and implemented quickly without feasibility studies and written policies and procedures, standards are presented to guide the establishment of boot camp programs for juvenile offenders. The standards are organized according to five parts: (1) administration and management (general administration, fiscal management, personnel, training and staff development, case records, information systems and research, and citizen involvement and volunteers); (2) physical plant (building and safety codes, facility size and location, facility organization, juvenile housing, environmental conditions, program and service areas, administrative and staff areas, and security); (3) boot camp program operations (security and control, safety and emergency procedures; rules and discipline, and juvenile rights); (4) boot camp program services (food service, sanitation and hygiene, and health care); and (5) juvenile services (reception and orientation, classification, social services, academic and vocational education, library services, recreation and activities, religious programs, mail, telephone, visiting, and release). The accreditation process outlined in the manual provides for public accountability through independent performance verification. Additional information is appended on the standards for juvenile boot camp programs.
Main Term(s): Juvenile Corrections/Detention
Index Term(s): Accreditation standards; Corrections management; Corrections standards; Juvenile correctional facilities; Juvenile facility management; Juvenile justice standards; Juvenile offenders; Juvenile rehabilitation; Shock incarceration programs
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