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NCJ Number: 164639 Find in a Library
Title: Standards for Juvenile Detention Facilities 3rd Edition
Corporate Author: American Correctional Assoc
United States of America
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 166
Sponsoring Agency: American Correctional Assoc
Alexandria, VA 22314
Publication Number: ISBN 0-929310-52-7
Sale Source: American Correctional Assoc
206 N. Washington St., Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314
United States of America
Type: Guideline
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This manual presents updated standards for juvenile detention facilities, based on a process that involved more than 300 national and international leaders representing all facets of corrections.
Abstract: The 26 mandatory standards and 350 voluntary standards are intended to provide correctional administrators with the opportunity to develop a plan for upgrading facilities and procedures. An overview details the process for accreditation of juvenile corrections agencies. Individual sections on administration and management present the standards for general administration, fiscal management, personnel, training and staff development, juvenile records, the information system, and citizen involvement and volunteers. Standards for the physical plant cover building and safety codes; size, organization, and location; juvenile housing; environmental conditions; program and service areas; administrative and staff areas; and security. The standards for institutional operations focus on security and control, safety and emergency procedures, rules and discipline, juvenile rights, and special management. Facility services standards cover food service, sanitation and hygiene, and health care. Standards for juvenile services cover reception and orientation; social service; academic, vocational, and work services; library services; recreation and activities; religious programs; mail, telephone, and visiting; and release preparation. Index and lists of members of staff, commissions, and committees
Main Term(s): Corrections standards
Index Term(s): Juvenile detention standards
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