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Title: Desktop Guide to Good Juvenile Detention Practice
Author(s): D W Roush
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 237
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
Document: PDF|Text
Type: Training (Aid/Material)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This guide provides comprehensive information on the principles, concepts, and daily practice of juvenile detention.
Abstract: The first part of the guide, which consists of six chapters, explores the background principles, concepts, and knowledge that are at the core of juvenile detention and juvenile justice. This information provides the foundation for skill acquisition and skill development. One chapter addresses the history of juvenile detention and includes background information on the development of the juvenile court and juvenile probation. This is followed by a chapter that explains the relationship between juvenile detention and the law. Remaining chapters in the section on principles and concepts pertain to the definition of juvenile detention, adolescent development and delinquency, the rights and responsibilities of staff and youth, and professional issues in juvenile detention. The second part of the guide examines daily practice and addresses the principles and concepts for skill acquisition. Nine chapters compose this section. A chapter on management issues considers mission, security, and policy and procedure. Other chapters in this section focus on admission to detention, health care for incarcerated adolescents, the need for strong programs, detention education, behavioral management, behavioral observation and recording, mental health services, and "special issues." The latter chapter addresses violence, alcohol and other drugs, the control of suicidal behavior, minority issues, gender issues, and resources for alcohol and other drug assessment. A 506-item bibliography
Main Term(s): Juvenile detention
Index Term(s): Corrections management; Juvenile Corrections/Detention staff training
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