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NCJ Number: 212190 Find in a Library
Title: Strategy for the Secure Estate for Children and Young People
Corporate Author: Youth Justice Board for England and Wales
United Kingdom
Date Published: 2005
Page Count: 20
Sponsoring Agency: Youth Justice Board for England and Wales
London SW1H 9AJ,
Sale Source: Youth Justice Board for England and Wales
102 Petty France
London SW1H 9AJ,
United Kingdom
Document: PDF
Type: Legislation/Policy Description
Format: Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This report presents the strategy and plans of the Youth Justice Board (YJB) of England and Wales for managing children and youth committed to secure facilities ("secure estate"); plans are for the years 2005-06 and 2007-08.
Abstract: Principles that underlie the strategy and planning for youth in custody are that custody should be used only as a last resort; the punishment of custody is in the loss of liberty only and not in the nature of the conditions of custody; since secure facilities are expensive to build or renovate, changes in the number and design of these facilities must occur gradually; the regimes and interventions provided in custody should be based on empirical evidence of what is effective in preventing reoffending; and the rights of youth in custody must be respected and upheld. Under a strategy for fulfilling these principles, plans for reconfiguring the secure estate for youth for 2005-06 to 2007-08 will address the following problems: the uneven distribution of juvenile secure facilities across England and Wales; an excessive number of juvenile facilities with large, traditional cell-block designs on sites shared with adult prisoners; a staff inadequately trained in positive, youth-centered care and management; and the lack of high-quality vocational and academic education and training. The plan will not only remedy these circumstances in secure facilities but will also focus on expanding the number and quality of community-based programs for young offenders who do not require secure custody as well as those youth who are released into the community from secure custody.
Main Term(s): Juvenile correctional facilities
Index Term(s): Juvenile correctional programs; Juvenile Corrections/Detention; Juvenile Corrections/Detention effectiveness; Juvenile justice policies
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