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Title: Hawaii's Juvenile Justice System: A Model for Reform
Author(s): V Schiraldi
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 5
Sponsoring Agency: Ctr on Juvenile and Criminal Justice
San Francisco, CA 94103
National Institute of Justice/
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Ctr on Juvenile and Criminal Justice
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San Francisco, CA 94103
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Several State juvenile justice systems are based on the concept of deinstitutionalizing juvenile offenders rather than incarcerating them in correctional facilities.
Abstract: The deinstitutionalization of juvenile corrections is an idea that cuts across political lines. Many States have changed from an institution-based juvenile justice system to a community- based continuum of care model. Other States have approached the deinstitutionalization issue differently, along more pragmatic lines. Recognizing fiscal fiscal realities, these States have created a juvenile justice system whose goal is efficiency rather than human potential. Risks involved in placing juveniles in the community are explored, as well as factors affecting the dangerousness which deinstitutionalization entails. Examples of several States that place youth in community-based settings are cited, and cost and recidivism benefits of deinstitutionalization are discussed. Recommendations are offered to facilitate the deinstitutionalization process in Hawaii, a State which holds real potential for the design and implementation of a model juvenile justice system. 9 references and 1 note
Main Term(s): State juvenile justice systems
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; Community-based corrections (juvenile); Hawaii; Juvenile Corrections/Detention; Juvenile justice reform
Note: Reprinted from Federal Probation (September 1990), P 58-62.
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