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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
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