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Title: Staff Report to Joint Juvenile Justice Committee in Response to House Concurrent Resolutions 92 and 133
Author(s): D L Lombardo
Corporate Author: Louisiana State House of Representatives
State Capitol
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 64
Sponsoring Agency: Louisiana State House of Representatives
Baton Rouge, LA 70804
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report provides the response of the Joint Juvenile Justice Committee to Louisiana House of Representatives Resolutions 92 and 133, which focus on the State's rehabilitation programs in juvenile correctional facilities.
Abstract: The committee recommends that upon determination that a youth could be more appropriately served in an alternative setting, the department should request a modification of disposition. The Department of Health and Human Resources should agree to share information with the Department of Corrections regarding incarcerated youths. A prerelease program should be established. Staff training needs should be expanded and systematized, and an evaluation plan to determine program effectiveness should be implemented. Emphasis should be placed on the development of a broad range of community-based alternatives to incarceration. The Juvenile Training Academy should be restructured and equipped to meet the mandate of Resolution 133 for preparation of older youths for adulthood. Vocational education training programs that will prepare youths for meaningful employment opportunities upon release should be established. Recreation programs and services should be incorporated as part of the total program approach. Legislative materials and treatment unit assessments are appended.
Index Term(s): Juvenile correctional facilities; Juvenile justice system; Law reform; Louisiana; Reports; State laws
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