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Title: National Training Program on Standards and Strategies for Change in Juvenile Justice
Corporate Author: Cmssn on Accreditation for Corrections
United States of America

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
Date Published: 1983
Page Count: 507
Sponsoring Agency: Cmssn on Accreditation for Corrections
Rockville, MD 20852
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Type: Training (Handbook/Manual)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This training manual contains more than 40 documents relating to juvenile justice standards and other issues addressed by the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974. It was prepared both as a training and reference tool to help juvenile administrators determine which standards best fit their agencies' requirements.
Abstract: The first section compares issues covered by the four major sets of standards prepared by the Institute for Judicial Administration/American Bar Association, the National Advisory Committee on Criminal Justice Standards and Goals' Task Force, the National Advisory Committee for Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, and the American Correctional Association and the Commission on Accreditation for Corrections. A chronology of significant events in juvenile justice focuses on the 19th and 20th centuries through 1983. Separate chapters discuss the history and content of the four major standards. The articles on administrative actions consider standards developed by Wisconsin and New Jersey, New Hampshire's 5-year plan, and Utah's corrections guidelines. Then, the impact of recent legislative trends on juvenile corrections is analyzed, and the State of Washington's implementation of juvenile justice legislation that promotes a justice model is described. In the judicial area, case briefs and papers focus on conditions of confinement and related issues in juvenile detention centers and training schools. Other selections examine the suicide rate of juveniles in juvenile detention centers compared to youths in adult lockups and youths in the general population, conditions encountered by youths in adult jails, deinstitutionalization of status offenders, and determinate versus indeterminate juvenile dispositions. A statistical overview of children under supervision, 35 references, and a list of agency contacts conclude the manual. A brief abstract precedes each document.
Index Term(s): Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act; Juvenile justice standards
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