skip navigation


Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.


NCJ Number: 153534 Find in a Library
Title: Admission to Juvenile Detention
Journal: Journal for Juvenile Justice and Detention Services  Volume:9  Issue:2  Dated:(Fall 1994)  Pages:32-39
Author(s): D W Roush
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 8
Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The admission to juvenile detention is a legal act involving the physical transfer of a juvenile into a detention facility and requires careful attention to policy and procedure as well as interactions reflecting the youth's need for some kindness and respect.
Abstract: Each detention facility's policy and procedure should include the determination that the juvenile is legally committed to the facility, a complete search of the juvenile and the positions, recording of personal data, medical and mental health screening, provision of written orientation materials, and many other topics. Staff also need to recognize the importance of a smooth admission process, because it sets the tone, establishes the flavor for the entire stay in detention, and will probably affect the outcome. Each detention facility should establish clear policies and procedures to ensure that the experience is a positive one. Staff should also address issues such as fear and apprehension, hostility, and depression and suicidal behavior. 8 references
Main Term(s): Juvenile detention
Index Term(s): Juvenile procedures training; Juvenile processing
To cite this abstract, use the following link:

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.