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Title: National Symposium on Children in Jail
Author(s): Anonymous
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 102
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Conference Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The proceedings of the National Symposium on Children in Jail are presented. Contributors emphasize the necessity of deinstitutionalizing the Nation's county jails and municipal lockups.
Abstract: Four major objectives guided the symposium's planning and implementation: to provide participants with the latest research about the problem of children in jails; to provide information about and access to successful alternatives to the practice of jailing children; to develop action programs, plans, and policies for the removal of children from jails; and to generate public support for the removal of children from jails. Excerpts from and summaries of participants' contributions are presented. Experts discussed advocacy, monitoring, public education, changing policy and practices, alternatives to jail, and secure detention. Summaries of State strategy sessions are also included. Researchers from universities, State agencies, and other research institutions presented findings on a wide range of issues concerning the problem of juveniles in adult jails. Alternatives and action plans were discussed, and the generation of public support for change was dealt with as a local and national problem. Considered were the most current and effective means to determine the information that should be given to the public, publicity as a means of educating the public, and the use of advertising in public education. Participants' names, addresses, and telephone numbers are listed. A 115-item bibliography is provided. Along with a desciption of the National Coalition for Jail Reform.
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; Deinstitutionalization; Diversion programs; Jails; Juvenile correctional facilities; Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act; Juvenile justice standards; Program monitoring; Public education; Symposia; Workshops and seminars; Youth advocacy organizations
Note: Symposium co-sponsored by the National Coalition for Jail Reform and the Community Research Forum of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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