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NCJ Number: 42458 Find in a Library
Title: JUVENILE DETENTION IN NEW YORK STATE, 1977 - POLICY AND PRACTICE - SUMMARY
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: New York State Office of Children and Family Services
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 11
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services
Albany, NY 12203-3764
New York State Office of Children and Family Services
Rensselaer, NY 12144-2834
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 1863
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS IS A SUMMARY OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS AND FINDINGS OF A STUDY UNIT INSTITUTED TO SURVEY AND ASSESS NON-SECURE DETENTION BED-SPACE NEEDS ON A COUNTY-BY-COUNTY BASIS.
Abstract: IT WAS FOUND THAT AN UNNECESSARILY HIGH NUMBER OF JUVENILES WERE PLACED IN SECURE DETENTION; THEREFORE, IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT A GREATER PROPORTION OF DETAINED JUVENILES BE HELD IN NON-SECURE PROGRAMS. IT IS FURTHER SUGGESTED THAT ALL STATUS OFFENDERS BE PLACED IN NON-SECURE DETENTION PROGRAMS. SINCE SEPARATE NON-SECURE FACILITIES ARE FINANCIALLY IMPRACTICAL IN MANY COUNTIES, IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT A MORE FLEXIBLE, DIVERSIFIED APPROACH IN NON-SECURE PROGRAMS BE DEVELOPED. THE NEED TO IDENTIFY MORE CLEARLY THE TYPES OF CARE PROVIDED IN NON-SECURE FACILITIES IS DISCUSSED. THE STUDY FURTHER SUGGESTS A REDUCTION IN BED CAPACITY IN FIVE SECURE FACILITIES AND THE CLOSING OF TWO SECURE FACILITIES BASED ON DECREASED NEED. IT IS CONSIDERED THAT THE DATA COLLECTION SYSTEM NEEDS TO BE EXPANDED AND REFINED AND A FACILITY MONITORING SYSTEM DEVELOPED. THE DESIGNATION OF AN INTAKE OFFICIAL TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR SCREENING DETENTION ADMISSIONS AFTER COURT HOURS IS RECOMMENDED FOR EACH COUNTY. IN ADDITION, IT IS URGED SOME OFFICIAL COURT DOCUMENT BE SPECIFIED TO INCLUDE INFORMATION GIVING REASONS FOR EACH DETENTION DECISION. THE FACTORS INVOLVED IN DECISIONMAKING AS REGARDS JUVENILE DETENTION WERE ALSO STUDIED, AND GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS ARE MADE....RCB
Index Term(s): Correctional information systems; Correctional institutions (juvenile); Correctional planning; Decisionmaking; Juvenile detention; Juveniles; Minimum security; Program evaluation; Program planning
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