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Title: Suicide Prevention in Juvenile Correction and Detention Facilities
Author(s): Lindsay M. Hayes
Corporate Author: Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators
United States of America
Date Published: 1999
Page Count: 57
Sponsoring Agency: Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators
Braintree, MA 02184
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Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
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Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators
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Braintree, MA 02184
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This manual presents background information on suicide in juvenile corrections and detention facilities, presents the model of an ideal program, summarizes research used to develop programs, and lists existing programs and resources.
Abstract: Accurate data on juvenile suicide in detention and corrections are not available; most juvenile justice practitioners and experts believe the problem to be underreported. Risk factors for juvenile suicide in the community include identified mental disorder and drug abuse, as well as several other factors. Contagion is a factor in some youth suicides. The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s 1994 report titled "Conditions of Confinement" examined the impacts of written procedures, intake screening, staff training, and close observation as suicide prevention approaches. Crucial components of a suicide prevention plan include training, intake screening/assessment, communication, appropriate housing, appropriate levels of supervision, prompt intervention following a suicide attempt, reporting, and follow-up and administrative review. Lists of resources and appended forms and background information
Main Term(s): Juvenile suicide
Index Term(s): Inmate suicide; Juvenile Corrections/Detention staff training; Juvenile facility management; Suicide causes; Suicide prevention
Note: Performance-Based Standards for Juvenile Correction and Detention Facilities: A Resource Guide
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