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Title: State of Juvenile Detention in Pennsylvania, 2003
Journal: Pennsylvania Progress  Volume:9  Issue:3  Dated:March 2003  Pages:1-12
Author(s): Patrick Griffin
Date Published: March 2003
Page Count: 12
Sponsoring Agency: Pennsylvania Cmssn on Crime and Delinquency
Harrisburg, PA 17108-1167
US Dept of Justice, Office of Justice Programs
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 98-J-05-0876
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: News/Media
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report examines the Pennsylvania Juvenile Detention Assessment Project, a statewide study of the condition and needs of the field, and reveals the current state of juvenile detention in Pennsylvania.
Abstract: The Pennsylvania Juvenile Detention Assessment Project was an attempt to get a handle on the current uses of secure detention in the State of Pennsylvania by studying both the condition and needs of the field. This report profiles juvenile detention, which varies from one place to the next. The Detention Assessment Project is intended to gather useful information for planning purposes. The report begins with an examination of the numbers in juvenile detention focusing on admissions, capacity and utilization, population, charges, and length of stay. This is followed with examinations of detention criteria and decisionmaking, alternatives to detention, and funding challenges. The report concludes with recommendations in the areas of mission dissemination, standard admissions criteria, enhanced services, community-based alternatives, and detention data.
Main Term(s): Juvenile detention
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; Juvenile adjudication; Juvenile court diversion; Juvenile detention decisionmaking; Juvenile detention rates; Juvenile detention reform; Juvenile diversion programs; Pennsylvania; State government
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