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For Further Information

The following sources of information may be helpful before beginning the search for best knowledge and best practices relating to juvenile facility operations:

  • American Correctional Association (800­222­5646) has assembled and published information on a variety of best practices.

  • American Institute of Architects (202­626­7300), through its library, archives, and online services, is the preeminent source of information in the United States on the practice and profession of architecture.

  • The Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse (JJC) (800­638­8736) supplies information to the field through the dissemination of publications, monographs, and reports. Clearinghouse staff provide some research services. Information relevant to best knowledge and practices includes OJJDP publications describing its Gould/Wysinger Award recipients.

  • The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (702­784­6012) has developed curriculum materials that explain many best practices concepts.

  • The National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) (800­851­3420) will conduct a computer search of relevant criminal and juvenile justice literature.

  • The National Institute of Corrections Academy Division (800­995­6429) develops curriculum materials that explain many best practices concepts.

  • The National Juvenile Detention Association (517­432­1242) has collected information on innovative programs and services for juvenile detention.

  • OJJDP's National Training and Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC) (800­830­4031) has information on individuals, agencies, associations, and grant recipients that address best practices in operations.

  • OJJDP's JAIBG Technical Assistance Development Services Group (877­GO­JAIBG) provides and coordinates technical assistance within the 12 JAIBG purpose areas.

Useful Publications

The following guides, handbooks, and manuals provide valuable information on the construction and operation of juvenile detention and corrections facilities:

  • Best Practices: Excellence in Corrections, a 1998 compilation of best practices, edited by E. Rhine and published by the American Correctional Association.

  • Conflict Resolution Education: A Guide to Implementing Programs in Schools, Youth-Serving Organizations, and Community and Juvenile Justice Settings, a 1996 guidebook edited by D. Crawford and R. Bodine and published by OJJDP.

  • A Directory of Programs That Work, a 1996 directory compiled by the American Correctional Association and published in the August 1996 issue of Corrections.

  • Effective and Innovative Programs: Resource Manual, a 1994 manual developed by the National Juvenile Detention Association and edited by D. Roush and T. Wyss.

  • OJJDP Training and Technical Assistance Protocols: A Primer for OJJDP Training and Technical Assistance, a 1998 collection of protocols compiled by the National Training and Technical Assistance Center and published by OJJDP.

  • Training and Technical Assistance Resource Catalog, a 1997 catalog of resources compiled by the National Training and Technical Assistance Center and published by OJJDP.

  • What Works: Promising Interventions in Juvenile Justice, a 1994 manual published by OJJDP and edited by I. Montgomery, P.M. Torbet, D.A. Malloy, L.P. Adamcik, M.J. Toner, and J. Andrews.

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Construction, Operations, and Staff Training for Juvenile Confinement Facilities JAIBG Bulletin   ·  December 1999