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Title: American Probation and Parole Association's Drug Testing Guidelines and practices for Juvenile Probation and Parole Agencies
Corporate Author: American Probation and Parole Assoc
The Council of State Government
United States of America
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 163
Sponsoring Agency: American Probation and Parole Assoc
Lexington, KY 40578-1910
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
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Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 88-JN-CX-K001
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
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Document: PDF
Type: Guideline
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: These drug testing guidelines were developed expressly for juvenile probation and parole drug testing programs, based partly on the policies and procedures provided by more than 125 State and local probation and parole agencies from 46 States that conduct drug testing.
Abstract: The drug testing guidelines are a composite of the best practices available for agencies as well as a guide to developing a new program or upgrading an existing program. The guidelines identify the major components that should make up every juvenile probation and parole drug testing policy and procedure operations manual. These components include an agency mission, documentation of the purpose of testing, a succinctly written statement of the formal policy goals and objectives, written procedures, and legal authorizations. Other components include the selection of drug testing methodologies, the clinically approved confirmation of initial screens, the selection of juveniles for testing, the drug testing protocol, the instructions to juveniles, the collection sites, the chain of custody, the reporting and use of results, confidentiality, and management information. Glossary, appended forms and background information, and 25 references
Main Term(s): Juvenile parole services; Juvenile probation services
Index Term(s): Corrections standards; Juvenile correctional programs; Juvenile justice standards
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