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Title: Comparative Analysis of Juvenile Justice Standards and the JJDP (Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention) Act, Volume 2 - Deinstitutionalization of Status Offenders and Nonoffenders - Separation of Juveniles From Incarcerated Adults
Author(s): R W McCulloh
Corporate Author: American Justice Institute
National Juvenile Justice System Assessment Ctr
United States of America
Date Published: 1981
Page Count: 71
Sponsoring Agency: American Justice Institute
Sacramento, CA 95814
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice
Grant Number: 77-JN-99-0008(S-2); 79-JN-AX-0013; 77-JN-99-0008; 77-JN-99-0009;77-JN-99-0008(S-1)
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This is the second of four volumes which analyze recently promulgated national standards for juvenile justice in relation to the 1974 Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, as amended through 1977. This volume focuses on two major policies contained in the Act: the deinstitutionalization of status and nonoffenders and the separation of juveniles from incarcerated adults.
Abstract: The analysis identifies various recommendations and standards prepared by four prominent national standards-setting organizations: the National Advisory Committee for Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (NAC), the Task Force on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention of the National Advisory Committee on Criminal Justice Standards and Goals (Task Force), the Institute of Judicial Administration/American Bar Association Juvenile Justice Standards Project (IJA/ABA), and the American Correctional Association's Commission on Accreditation for Corrections (CAC). Pertinent provisions of the JJDP Act related to deinstitutionalization are identified, and positions recommended by the standards groups are analyzed and summarized for specific issues involved in preadjudicatory placement, postadjudicatory placement, and intervention not involving placement. Generally, all groups recommend placement in nonsecure facilities and discourage or prohibit commingling of status offenders or abused/neglected youth with juvenile delinquents. Next, the report reviews those provisions of the JJDP Act concerned with separating juveniles from incarcerated adults. The report surveys each of the standards-issuing groups and directs its attention to preadjudicatory and postadjudicatory placement and interagency transfers. In reviewing preadjudicatory placements, two groups categorically prohibit any placement of juveniles in adult facilities, while the other two groups require separation of juveniles from 'regular contact' with adults or separation 'by sight and sound.' For postadjudicatory placements, two groups limit dispositional authority to juvenile facilities only, and the other two either urge separation or limit contact with adults. Interagency transfers to adult agencies are explicitly or inferentially proscribed. The report presents a matrix of interrelated standards for each of the two main issues (deinstitutionalization and separation from adults) and provides chapter notes. Relevant provisions of the 1980 amendments to the JJDP Act and a key to abbreviations are appended. For remaining volumes, see NCJ 76581 and 76583.
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; Community-based corrections (juvenile); Juvenile correctional facilities; Juvenile detention; Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act; Juvenile justice standards; Juvenile status offenders; Juveniles in adult facilities; Status offender deinstitutionalization
Note: Juvenile Justice Standards Series
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