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NCJ Number: 191637 Find in a Library
Title: Conditions and Programming for Juveniles in Correctional Facilities
Author(s): Richard E. Redding J.D.
Date Published: 2000
Page Count: 7
Sponsoring Agency: Juvenile Forensic Evaluation Resource Ctr.
Charlottesville, VA 22908
Sale Source: Juvenile Forensic Evaluation Resource Ctr.
Institute of Law, Psychiatry, & Public Policy
University of Virginia
P.O. Box 800660
Charlottesville, VA 22908
United States of America
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper reviews the conditions of confinement and programming for juveniles in both juvenile and adult correctional facilities through prior studies and research.
Abstract: With juveniles serving sentences in both juvenile and adult correctional facilities, sometimes under a blended sentencing scheme, this paper reviews the conditions and programming afforded to juveniles in both correctional facilities through a review of prior research studies dating from 1980 to 2000. Studies revealed the conditions and programming for juveniles left much to be desired in adult, as well as in juvenile correctional facilities. For juveniles incarcerated in adult facilities, there was evidence of juveniles being subjected to sexual and physical abuse from both inmates and guards and fewer treatment and educational services were available. Most prison staff are not trained to counsel, educate, or case manage juveniles and pediatric medical care was often not provided. Recommendations were made for further research on the programming and services provided to juveniles in adult correctional facilities, as well as research to evaluate how differences between adult and juvenile correctional facilities impact juveniles' psychological and behavioral adjustment on the inside of the facility and after release, and new programs for handling juveniles in the adult correctional system require evaluation and refinement. References
Main Term(s): Juvenile Corrections/Detention
Index Term(s): Juvenile correctional facilities; Juvenile correctional planning; Juvenile correctional population projection; Juvenile correctional programs; Juvenile correctional reform; Juvenile Corrections/Detention effectiveness; Juvenile Corrections/Detention staff training; Juvenile counseling
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