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Title: Beyond the Walls: Improving Conditions of Confinement for Youth in Custody
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Author(s): P Puritz ; M A Scali
Corporate Author: American Bar Assoc
Juvenile Justice Ctr
United States of America
Date Published: 1998
Page Count: 120
  Annotation: This document sets forth six ideas for improving conditions of confinement and the quality of care received by juveniles in training schools and detention centers.
Abstract: Each of the following areas, discussed in detail in the report, contains ideas that could be used to improve the conditions of youth in custody: (1) Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act protects the civil rights of all institutionalized persons and could be useful in eliminating civil rights abuses in juvenile facilities; (2) Ombudsman Programs address individual complaints of corrupt or unlawful acts by public officials and could be a forum for monitoring conditions in juvenile facilities; (3) Protection and Advocacy Systems to monitor services for persons with mental health and other disabilities; (4) Challenging agency procedures or behavior under the Administrative Procedures Act may be another way to address deficiencies; and (5) Self-assessment can be encouraged as a way to remedy situations before they lead to legal action. Table, notes, appendixes
Main Term(s): Juvenile correctional facilities
Index Term(s): Abuse of authority ; Juvenile detention ; Inmate grievances ; Juveniles ; Constitutional Rights/Civil Liberties ; Correctional institutions (juvenile) ; Corrections standards ; Juvenile facility management ; Juvenile correctional reform
Sponsoring Agency: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
Grant Number: 93-JN-CX-0007
Publication Number: ISBN 1-57073-425-9
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Type: Issue Overview
Country: United States of America
Language: English
Note: Youth Violence and Guns
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