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NCJ Number: 76592 Find in a Library
Title: Standards for the Secure Detention of Children (From National Conference on Juvenile Justice - 8th, 1981 - See NCJ-76585)
Author(s): J W Brown
Date Published: 1981
Sponsoring Agency: National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
Reno, NV 89507
Sale Source: National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
P.O. Box 8970
Reno, NV 89507
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Sets of standards from the 1970's relating to the secure detention of children are reviewed, and recent national advisory commission detention criteria are discussed at the 1981 National Conference on Juvenile Justice.
Abstract: The director of the Community Research Center in Champaign, Ill., briefly speaks about the 1973 national advisory commission standards, the 1976 LEAA-sponsored standards, the American Correctional Association standards, those from the American Bar Association, and the recent national advisory commission standards. Under the recent standards, juveniles should not be detained unless they are fugitives from other jurisdictions, request protection, are charged with murder, or (under certain conditions) are charged with serious property crimes or crimes of violence. Examples of communities which have implemented similar criteria are given to demonstrate that while detention rates decline, rearrest rates either remain the same or also decline. Finally, problems which may arise with the implementation of the criteria are briefly noted. A table of contents is included.
Index Term(s): Audiovisual aids; Juvenile detention; Juvenile justice standards; Standards; Workshops and seminars
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