A Resource Manual for Juvenile Detention and Corrections: Effective and Innovative Programs
Juvenile detention is one of the most important elements of the juvenile justice system, and one of the most difficult to administer. This resource manual presents a collection of innovative program ideas known to be effective in the management and treatment of youth who require some level of restrictive care and custody. Resource listings include the facility address; contact; program description; program evaluation; publications, honors, awards, etc.; date program began; funding source; and availability of additional information. Indexed alphabetically, by state and by subject.
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activities Additional information available Aftercare and/or innovative factors assessment awards behavior Calcasieu Parish Calhoun County Juvenile Contact County Juvenile Home County Youth Center Creek Youth Center Dade County Date program began Delinquency Prevention Description of effective Detention Director Director Key words Director Phone drug Dunkerton DuPage County effective and/or innovative Environmental Life-skills Project formal evaluation Holistic Environmental Life-skills Home Detention Program honors Ingham County Innovative Programs Intensive Learning Program Iowa Juvenile Detention Journal for Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Justice and Detention Juvenile Detention Association Juvenile Detention Center Juvenile Detention Services Juvenile Justice juvenile offenders Life-skills Project H.E.L.P. National Juvenile Detention North Iowa Juvenile operation Paint Creek Youth participate PCYC percent Program continued Program Facility address Publications residential residents Roush secure detention Skills for Adolescents social skills training substance abuse Teen therapy Treatment Program volunteer W.K. Kellogg Foundation Yes Funding source Youth Services
Page 5 - It is no longer constructive for researchers, practitioners and policymakers to argue about whether delinquency treatment and related rehabilitative approaches 'work' as if that were a question that could be answered with a simple 'yes
Page 6 - We must identify and control the small group of serious, violent, and chronic juvenile offenders who have committed felony offenses or have failed to respond to intervention and nonsecure community-based treatment and rehabilitation services offered by the juvenile justice system. Measures to address delinquent offenders who are a threat to community safety may include placements in secure community-based facilities or, when necessary, training schools and other secure juvenile facilities.
Page 6 - ... and the private sector, must be enlisted in the Nation's delinquency prevention efforts. These core socializing institutions must be strengthened and assisted in their efforts to ensure that children have the opportunity to become capable and responsible citizens. When children engage in "acting out...
Page 10 - ... family members, teachers, and friends; and (3) healthy beliefs and clear standards for behavior. While individual characteristics are inherent and difficult to change, bonding and clear standards for behavior work together and can be changed. To increase bonding, children must be provided with opportunities to contribute to their families, schools, peer groups, and communities; skills to take advantage of opportunities; and recognition for their efforts to contribute. Simultaneously, parents,...
Page 10 - ... family history of problem behavior (substance abuse, criminality, teen pregnancy, and school dropouts); 3) school experiences such as early academic failure and lack of commitment to school; 4) peer group influences such as friends who engage in problem behavior (minor criminality...
Page 6 - Where there is no functional family unit, a family surrogate should be established and assisted to guide and nurture the child. We must support core social institutions — schools, religious institutions, and community organizations — in their roles of developing capable, mature, and responsible youth. A goal of each of these societal institutions should be to ensure that children have the opportunity and support to mature into productive law-abiding citizens. A nurturing community environment...
Page 6 - We must intervene immediately and effectively when delinquent behavior occurs to successfully prevent delinquent offenders from becoming chronic offenders or progressively committing more serious and violent crimes. Initial intervention efforts, under an umbrella of system authorities (police, intake, and probation), should be centered in the family and other core societal institutions. Juvenile justice system authorities should ensure that an appropriate response occurs and act quickly and firmly...
Page 9 - ... factors contributing to the development of that problem must be identified and then ways must be found (protective factors) to address and ameliorate those factors. ) Research conducted over the past half century has clearly documented five categories of causes and correlates of juvenile delinquency: 1) individual characteristics such as alienation, rebelliousness, and lack of bonding to society; 2) family influences such as parental conflict, child abuse, and family history of problem behavior...
Page 9 - This approach stair. that to prevent a problem from occurring, the factors contributing to the development of that problem must be identified and then ways must be found (protective factors) to address and ameliorate those factors. Research conducted over the past half cenmry has clearly documented five categories of causes and correlate!