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Title: Guidelines for the Development of Policies and Procedures: Juvenile Detention Facilities
Corporate Author: American Correctional Assoc
United States of America
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 232
Sponsoring Agency: American Correctional Assoc
Alexandria, VA 22314
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Contract Number: 87-JN-CX-0003
Publication Number: ISBN 0-929-310-61-6
Sale Source: American Correctional Assoc
206 N. Washington St., Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314
United States of America

National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Policy/Procedure Handbook/Manual
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: These guidelines provide local juvenile detention facilities with information on how to develop policy and procedure manuals and include sample policies to illustrate the application of standards to administrative and operational issues.
Abstract: They are divided into three sections: development of policy and procedure, user's key, and sample policies and procedures. The guide to policy development contains a set of suggestions in terms of process, writing style, and format for development of policy and procedures. The user's key offers a detailed explanation of policy format. In the third section, samples comprise the major portion of the guide, and references for standards that have been addressed are included. All of the sample documents are applicable to a medium-sized detention facility. Topics covered include administration, financial management, personnel training and development, records, citizen involvement, security and control, safety and emergency procedures, rules and discipline, and juvenile rights. Services are categorized into food, sanitation and hygiene, medical and healthcare, intake and admission, juvenile services, communication, and release preparation and transfer.
Main Term(s): Corrections policies; Juvenile detention standards
Index Term(s): Corrections management; Procedure manuals
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