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2015
Document 029830
Juvenile Residential Facility Census, 2012: Selected Findings
By Hockenberry, Sarah; Sickmund, Melissa; Sladky, Anthony. U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) (Washington, DC).
"The 1,985 facilities housed a total of 57,190 offenders younger than 21 on the census date. This represents the fewest juvenile offenders in residential placement since the 1975 Children in Custody Census … There were 52,726 juvenile offenders in juvenile facilities reported to the 1975 Children in Custody Census. From 1975 to 2000 … data collections recorded larger and larger 1-day counts of juvenile offenders in public and private residential placement facilities. From 2000 to 2012, those inc... Read More
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16 pages
2015
Document 029920
JDAI Helpdesk: Conditions of Confinement
Annie E. Casey Foundation (Baltimore, MD). Pretrial Justice Institute. JDAI Helpdesk (Gaithersburg, MD).
"Since its inception, JDAI [Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative] has emphasized the importance of maintaining safe and humane conditions of confinement in juvenile detention facilities. The JDAI juvenile detention facility standards, originally published in 2004 and revised in 2014, represent the most comprehensive and demanding set of publicly available standards for juvenile detention facilities. Officials in JDAI sites have used these standards and JDAI facility assessment process to i... Read More

2014
Document 028326
PREA Audit Instrument – Juvenile Facilities
U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) (Washington, DC). National PREA Resource Center (Washington, DC) .
“These documents comprise the instrument that auditors will use to audit the U.S. Department of Justice's PREA Standards for Juvenile Faculties.” Elements comprising this instrument are: “Pre-Audit Questionnaire”; “Auditor Compliance Tool” used to determine PREA compliance; “Instructions for PREA Audit Tour” of the facility; “Interview Protocols” for agency head or designee, Superintendent or designee, PREA Compliance Manager/Coordinator, specialized staff, random staff, and residents; “Auditor ... Read More
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2014
Document 028343
Juveniles in Residential Placement, 2011
By Hockenberry, Sarah. U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) (Washington, DC).
Results are presented from the Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement (CJRP). "CJRP presents a detailed picture of the young people in residential placement across the nation—including age, race, gender, offenses, adjudication status, and more … Although findings of the 2011 survey are generally positive—the population of juvenile offenders in residential placement has declined 42% since 1997, and the number of status offenders in residential placement was down 64% from 1997—this bulletin ... Read More
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16 pages
2014
Document 028403
Juvenile Detention Facility Assessment: 2014 Update|Revised
Annie E. Casey Foundation. Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) (Baltimore, MD).
"The [Annie E. Casey] Foundation has issued this revised version of the [Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI)] standards to acknowledge and incorporate regulations that affect the full range of facility operations. This includes the U.S. Department of Justice regulations for the prevention, detection and response to sexual misconduct in juvenile facilities as part of its implementation of the Prison Rape Elimination Act." Five sections are contained in this guide: introduction; abou... Read More
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214 pages
2013
Document 026881
Implementing the Prison Rape Elimination Act: Toolkit for Juvenile Agencies and Facilities
NIC-12RE05GKJ5; National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). The Moss Group, Inc. (Washington, DC).
“The goal of this Toolkit is to provide juvenile agencies and facilities of all sizes, political divisions, and geographic locations with a step-by-step guide for preventing, detecting, and eliminating sexual abuse of residents in their custody – and for responding effectively to abuse when it occurs. Prison rape includes all forms of resident sexual abuse within a correctional facility, including state and federal prisons, county and municipal jails, police lock-ups, holding facilities, residen... Read More
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1 computer file
2012
Document 026656
Facility Toolkit for Engaging Families in Their Child's Education at a Juvenile Justice Facility
U.S. Dept. of Education. Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE). Student Achievement and School Accountability Programs (Washington, DC). American Institutes for Research. National Evaluation and Technical Assistance Center (NDTAC) for the Education of Children and Youth Who Are Neglected, Delinquent, or At Risk (Washington, DC).
'This Facility Toolkit is designed for facility and school administrators. It provides tools they can use to promote family involvement in a facility school. The tools are intended to be used to help encourage families'including those who are reluctant, fearful, or unprepared'to become more involved and to encourage staff'including those who are doubtful, cynical, or unprepared'to persist in their efforts to engage families. Although the primary audience for this toolkit is facility and school a... Read More
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40 pages
2012
Document 026084
PREA Standards Comparison: Standards for Juvenile Justice Facilities
Washington College of Law. Project on Addressing Prison Rape (Washington, DC).
Differences in the evolving Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Standards from 2009 to 2012 are noted. The PREA Standard number and standard content for the National Prison Rape Elimination Commission (NPREC) Standard (June 2009), U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Draft Standard (February 2011) and the DOJ Final Standard (May 2012) are shown side by side with additional analysis (if provided).... Read More
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113 pages
2012
Document 026081
How to Retain Funds for Youth Programming From the Sale of Lease of Juvenile Facilities
By Albin, Lori. John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation (Chicago, IL). National Juvenile Justice Network (Washington, DC).
“The goal of this toolkit is to help advocates ensure that at least a portion of funds garnered through facility closures remains in the juvenile justice system … The best way to guarantee that the proceeds of a sale or lease are not simply absorbed into the state’s general fund is through statute. This toolkit will guide you through the process of drafting a bill—on your own or with the assistance of your legislature’s bill drafters—that will require your state to capture some or all of the pro... Read More
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9 pages
2012
Document 026199
Library Services for Youth in Custody
Colorado State Library. Library Services for Youth in Custody (LSYC) (Denver, CO).
If you are looking for one website that offers a great assortment of materials regarding the provision of library services to incarcerated youth, then this is the place for you. “All across America, youth are incarcerated or detained with little or no access to high-interest, culturally relevant library materials or engaging programming. Research has shown that free and independent reading is the number one tool to improve literacy, a vital component to reducing recidivism. Because youth come fr... Read More
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2012
Document 026203
Oregon Juvenile Detention Facility Guidelines, 4th Edition
Oregon Dept. of Corrections (Salem, OR); Oregon Commission on Children and Families (Salem, OR).
“These guidelines pertain to the general operation of juvenile detention facilities in the State of Oregon … These guidelines operate on the principle that each guideline must be addressed in written policy. In some instances, statute requires written policy as stated explicitly in the guidelines below when that is the case. The intention of these guidelines is to extend the requirement for written policy to all of the guidelines described herein without directing what that policy must be, excep... Read More
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44 pages
2012
Document 026409
Implementing The Prison Rape Elimination Act: A Toolkit for Juvenile Agencies and Facilities
U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). The Moss Group, Inc. (Washington, DC); Center for Innovative Public Policies (CIPP) (Naples, FL).
“The goal of this Toolkit is to provide juvenile agencies and facilities of all sizes, political divisions, and geographic locations with a step-by-step guide for preventing, detecting, and eliminating sexual abuse of residents in their custody – and for responding effectively to abuse when it does occur” (p. 4). This document is divided into three parts; PREA implementation—general information about the PREA law, the PREA Standards, definitions and terms, developing strategies to comply with PR... Read More
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104 pages
2011
Document 025150
Juvenile Residential Facility Census, 2008: Selected Findings
By Hockenberry, Sarah; Sickmund, Melissa; Sladky, Anthony. U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Washington, DC).
The Juvenile Residential Facility Census (JRFC) is designed to collect information regarding juvenile facilities and their operations. The number of juveniles in custody has decreased from 2006 by 12%, with overcrowding at 3% of facilities. Other findings include: although most facilities are small and private, most offenders are held in large public facilities; security features and size varied across types of facilities; facility crowding affected a substantial proportion of youth in custody; ... Read More
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12 p.
2011
Document 025362
Emergency Planning for Juvenile Residential Facilities
U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Washington, DC).
This manual provides “step-by-step guidance in the planning process … [that] will help ensure the efficient continuation of operations during an emergency, the reduction of risk to the physical plant, and, most importantly, the safety and well-being of youth and staff in our nation’s juvenile justice residential facilities (p. 2). Twelve sections are contained in this publication: overview of the planning process; budgeting for emergency planning and response; allocating responsibilities to staf... Read More
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50 pages
2006
Document 021204
Executive Training for Newly Appointed Juvenile Facility Directors [Lesson Plan and Participant's Manual]
National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO); U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Washington, DC).
This 36-hour training program targets skills needed to effectively lead a juvenile corrections or detention facility. Modules contained in this manual are: creating our context for learning; the roles and functions of a juvenile facility director; exploring your leadership style; the impact of today's changing juvenile justice workforce; shaping your facility's vision, mission, values, and culture; addressing your facility's external environment; managing change; developing well being in yourse... Read More

1 computer disk; CD-ROM
2005
Document 021235
Addressing Staff Sexual Misconduct with Youth
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); Washington College of Law (Washington, DC).
Materials used during this training program addressing staff sexual misconduct with youth are available at this website. Participants of this course will be able to: define and understand the scope and impact of PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act) in juvenile settings; understand the links between law and policy in eradicating the sexual abuse of juveniles under correctional supervision; understand the significance and impact of organizational and institutional culture on eliminating sexual viol... Read More
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2 p.
2005
Document 020748
Project Guide: Juvenile Facility Design
By McMillen, Michael. National Institute of Corrections. Native American and Alaskan Technical Assistance Project (NAATAP) (Washington, DC); U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). Justice Planners International (JPI) (Demarest, NJ).
"[I]nformation on operational and design issues that significantly influence the quality of residential services to youthful populations" is provided. Topics discussed include: analysis of need; safety, security, and management priorities; environmental character; daily programming activities and opportunities; planning and design process; and helpful hints.... Read More
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24 p.
1994
Document 012263
Competency Profile of Juvenile Facility Administrator
National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO); U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Washington, DC).
Juvenile facility administrators are responsible for all facets of the care custody, and treatment services to committed youth. This document, in the format of a DACUM profile, outlines the duties and related tasks of juvenile facility administrators. It also summarizes the traits and attributes; resources and equipment; and knowledge and skills needed to enter this profession.... Read More
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6 p.
1994
Document 012264
Competency Profile of Juvenile Detention Director/Superintendent
National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO); U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Washington, DC).
Juvenile detention directors/superintendents are responsible for managing all operations of a juvenile detention facility and its related programs. This document, in the format of a DACUM profile, outlines the duties and related tasks of juvenile detention directors/superintendents. It also summarizes the traits and attributes; equipment and resources; and knowledge and skills needed for this profession.... Read More
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6 p.
1994
Document 012265
Competency Profile of State Director of Juvenile Correctional Services
National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO); U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Washington, DC).
The state director of juvenile correctional services is responsible for directing the implementation of the agency's mission and all aspects of state juvenile correctional services. This document, in the format of a DACUM profile, outlines the duties and related tasks of the state director of juvenile correctional services. It also summarizes the traits and attributes; education/experience; equipment; and knowledge and skills needed to enter this profession.... Read More
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4 p.
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