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NCJ Number: 190659 Find in a Library
Title: Core Group and Defining the Detention System (From Jurisdictional Teams: Strategic Planning Master Notebook Speaker Specific Topic - Participant Information, 2001, NJDA Center for Research and Professional Development, ed. -- See NCJ 190658)
Author(s): Sue Burrell; Earl L. Dunlap; David W. Roush
Date Published: 2001
Page Count: 19
Sponsoring Agency: National Juvenile Detention Assoc
Richmond, KY 40475
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Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
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Grant Number: 98-JB-VX-0104
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Document: PDF
Type: Instructional Material
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This section of the "Strategic Planning Master Notebook" for jurisdictional teams provides a notetaking guide on the use and impact of juvenile secure detention and a handout paper on "Juvenile Detention as Process and Place."
Abstract: The note-taking guide focuses on the serious consequences of secure juvenile detention for detained youth, the juvenile justice system, and the community at large, as well as the consequences of unnecessary secure confinement for detained youth. The note-taking guide also encompasses the characteristics of youth in secure detention, the consequences of unnecessary secure detention for the juvenile justice system, the core purposes of secure detention, the characteristics of unnecessary detention, and the composition and agenda of the core working group engaged in strategic planning for juvenile detention. The paper on "Juvenile Detention as Process and Place" first defines juvenile detention to include the following characteristics: temporary custody, safe custody, restricted environment, community protection, pending legal action, helpful services, and clinical observation and assessment. This is followed by a review of the history of confusion of function that has long plagued juvenile detention. The authors advise that this confusion linked to contradictory definitions of detention is the central problem for juvenile detention administrators. Conflicts between the policies of preventive detention and therapeutic detention are discussed, followed by a presentation of the authors' argument that preventive detention and therapeutic detention are not mutually exclusive. Next, detention as place (physical structure of detention) and process (experience) are discussed. Other issues of juvenile detention discussed are graduated sanctions and continuum of care. A table shows a sample continuum of care. 46 references
Main Term(s): Juvenile detention
Index Term(s): Juvenile detention decisionmaking; Juvenile detention reform; Juvenile facility management; OJJDP grant-related documents
Note: From Jurisdictional Team Training in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, July 17-18, 2001.
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