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NCJ Number: 140206 Find in a Library
Title: Transportation of Juveniles: Report of the Virginia State Crime Commission to the Governor and the General Assembly of Virginia
Corporate Author: Virginia State Crime Cmssn
United States of America
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 48
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Document: PDF
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A review of juvenile transportation in Virginia found it was inefficient to have fully trained and equipped deputy sheriffs transport nonviolent, low-risk juveniles from detention homes to medical, dental, and other service appointments.
Abstract: Virginia's Department of Youth Services analyzed the costs involved in having juvenile detention home personnel provide such transportation, based on a 1-year pilot project at four sites throughout the State. The analysis showed that juvenile transportation could be more efficiently and appropriately provided by juvenile detention home personnel. It was also found that the number of transports could be reduced by providing some services in detention homes on a purchase-of-service basis. Detention home operators indicated a willingness to transport low-risk juveniles to local service appointments, as long as additional resources were provided, but agreed that sheriffs should continue to transport high-risk juveniles and be responsible for court- related transports and transports between detention centers. Appendixes provide supplemental information on the juvenile transportation study.
Main Term(s): Juvenile detention reform
Index Term(s): Transportation services; Virginia
Note: House Document No. 55
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