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Title: MANUAL OF STANDARDS FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF CORRECTIONAL AGENCIES
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Cmssn on Accreditation for Corrections
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 69
Sponsoring Agency: Cmssn on Accreditation for Corrections
Rockville, MD 20852
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Sale Source: Cmssn on Accreditation for Corrections
3202 Monroe Street
Suite 140
Rockville, MD 20852
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THESE STANDARDS FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF CORRECTIONAL AGENCIES WERE DEVELOPED FROM THOSE PUBLISHED BY THE AMERICAN CORRECTIONAL ASSOCIATION (ACA) AND THE COMMISSION ON ACCREDITATION FOR CORRECTIONS.
Abstract: THEIR PRIMARY GOAL IS TO PROMOTE AND DEVELOP COOPERATIVE WORKING RELATIONSHIPS AMONG THE VARIOUS CORRECTIONAL SERVICES WITHIN A FEDERAL, STATE, OR LOCAL JURISDICTION. IN ADDITION, THIS MANUAL AIMS TO PROVIDE CORRECTIONAL ADMINISTRATORS WITH THE NECESSARY GUIDELINES TO DEFINE THEIR ROLE, DETERMINE THEIR FUNCTIONS, AND ESTABLISH THE STANDARDS OF OPERATIONS FOR THE ADMINISTRATIVE UNIT OF A CORRECTIONS SYSTEM. THE STANDARDS MANDATE EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL EMPLOYEES OF A CORRECTIONS SYSTEM, EQUAL SERVICE DELIVERY THROUGHOUT THE SYSTEM, AND SEPARATE PROGRAMS, SERVICES, AND FACILITIES FOR JUVENILES AND ADULTS. IN ADDITION, THE GUIDELINES REQUIRE THAT STATUS OFFENDERS AND NEGLECTED, ABUSED, AND DEPENDENT CHILDREN BE REMOVED FROM JUVENILE CORRECTIONS AND THAT ALTERNATIVES TO CONFINEMENT BE DEVELOPED. THE MANUAL IS TO BE USED IN DETERMINING ACCREDITATION. THE COMMISSION ON ACCREDITATION FOR CORRECTIONS' STATEMENT OF PRINCIPLES IS INCLUDED, AS IS A LIST OF COMMISSION AND ACA PERSONNEL. THE STANDARDS TOUCH ON CENTRAL OFFICE ORGANIZATION, CORRECTIONAL SERVICES ORGANIZATION, AND THE GOALS FOR EACH. ADMINISTRATION STANDARDS RELATE TO STATUTORY AND LEGAL PROVISIONS, PROGRAMS AND SERVICES, DECISIONMAKING REGARDING OFFENDERS, THE RIGHTS OF JUVENILE AND ADULT OFFENDERS, PLANNING, INFORMATION SYSTEMS, AND EVALUATION. ALSO CONSIDERED ARE STANDARDS REGARDING RESEARCH, RECORDS, PERSONNEL, TRAINING, EMPLOYEE-MANAGEMENT RELATIONS, AND COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION AND COMMUNICATION. A GLOSSARY IS PROVIDED, AND ACCREDITATION INFORMATION AND THE ACA CODE OF ETHICS ARE APPENDED. (MHP)
Index Term(s): Accreditation; American Correctional Association (ACA); Community involvement; Correctional facilities; Correctional planning; Corrections management; Interagency cooperation; Personnel administration; Prisoner's rights; Program coordination; Standards
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