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Title: Performance-Based Standards for Youth Correction and Detention Facilities
Corporate Author: Abt Associates, Inc
United States of America

Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators
United States of America
Date Published: 2000
Page Count: 25
Sponsoring Agency: Abt Associates, Inc
Cambridge, MA 02138
Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators
Braintree, MA 02184
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Sale Source: Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators
170 Forbes Road, Suite 02184
Braintree, MA 02184
United States of America
Type: Guideline
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This document presents 22 performance-based standards developed by the Performance-based Standards (PbS) project to cover six areas of operation of juvenile corrections and detention facilities: (1) security, (2) order, (3) safety, (4) programming, (5) health and mental health, and (6) justice.
Abstract: The standards set goals that a facility should achieve, define indicators of progress toward goals, identify the data that these juvenile facilities need to measure their progress toward goals, and help facilities plan and implement changes to make progress toward goals. The local model that underlies the standards project holds that all areas of operation affect all others and that the main aims of youth confinement facilities are to provide a safe setting for residents and staff and to protect the community. Evaluation of facility performance entails collecting data on the outcome measures, processes, and expected practices that relate to each standard. The project uses a total of 118 expected practices, 124 processes, and 79 outcome measures that generate 97 site report graphs. Chart
Main Term(s): Juvenile Corrections/Detention
Index Term(s): Corrections standards; Juvenile correctional programs; Juvenile detention standards; Juvenile facility management
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