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NCJ Number: 92637 Find in a Library
Title: OJJDP (Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention) Jail Removal Initiative
Corporate Author: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Community Research Forum
United States of America
Date Published: 1983
Page Count: 13
Sponsoring Agency: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Champaign, IL 61820
US Congress
Washington, DC 20510
Contract Number: J-012-81
Sale Source: US Congress
Senate Subcommittee on National Penitentiaries
Washington, DC 20510
United States of America

NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report summarizes the progress of a nationwide, federally funded effort to remove juveniles from adult jails and lockups. Participating in the initiative are 78 rural counties in 12 States and the entire States of South Carolina and Hawaii.
Abstract: All of these sites have committed themselves to removing all juveniles from jails. To accomplish this, removal strategies were developed in two phases -- a policy planning and development stage and an 18-month project implementation stage. Among the alternatives pursued by the participating agencies were 24-hour intake and crisis intervention services, detention screening guidelines, transportation services, home supervision options, detention centers, and foster care families. The report provides data on the costs associated with these alternatives and list obstacles experienced by program participants in their attempts to remove juveniles from adult jails. It also summarizes responses from questionnaires regarding juvenile intake and detention practices. A map and data tables are supplied.
Index Term(s): Alternatives to institutionalization; Correctional reform; Juvenile detention; Juveniles in adult facilities
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