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Document 030005
Orphanages, Training Schools, Reform Schools and Now This? Recommendations to Prevent the Disproportionate Placement and Inadequate Treatment of Children with Disabilities in the Juvenile Justice System
By Howard, Diane Smith; Decker, Curtis; Wilker, Nachama; Hunter, Janice Johnson; Buehlman, Eric, editor. National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) (Washington, DC).
"There remains an urgent need to protect children and youth with disabilities from unnecessary incarceration. When confinement is necessary, it is critical that they are provided the services they need to grow and develop, as well as the educational and rehabilitation necessary to rejoin their communities successfully … P&A [Protection & Advocacy] agencies have the authority to provide legal representation and other advocacy services, under all federal and state laws, to all people with disabili... Read More

64 pages
Document 031201
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in Confinement Settings: A Review for Correctional Professionals
By Brown, Jerrod; Hesse, Mario L.; Wartnik, Anthony; Long-McGie, Jeffrey; Andrews, Tina; Weaver, Mary; Olson, Janae; Burger, Phyllis; Kolakowsky-Hayner, Stephanie A.; Rohret, Bob.
"Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is a serious lifelong disorder that has been largely understudied within the context of corrections. FASD is a complicated, and often misunderstood and challenging disorder. Individuals with FASD who are confined to a correctional setting may be perceived as lazy, manipulative, irritating and self-defeating, especially when correctional staff lack an awareness and understanding of the disorder. The aim of this article is to present suggested approaches tha... Read More

19 pages
Document 029564
Incarcerated Youth with Disabilities: Reintegration in to the Community, School, and the Workforce [Webinar]
By Gagnon, Joseph C.; Shumpert, Norciva. Syracuse University. Burton Blatt Institute. Southeast Technical Assistance and Continuing Education Center (Southeast TACE) Center Region IV (Atlanta, GA) .
This webinar will present information about how you can help mentally disabled youth involved with your juvenile justice agency. Topics explained include: youth in juvenile corrections—education, and characteristics; guideposts for success which "set forth necessary criteria to support youth reintegration into the community, school, and the workforce. Specifically, the Guideposts address: (1) School-Based Preparatory Experiences; (2) Career Preparation & Work-Based Experiences; (3) Youth Develop... Read More
123 minutes
Document 017341
Colorado Mental Health Training Course for Law Enforcement and Corrections Officers [Lesson Plan]
By Sherman, Richard K.. National Institute of Corrections Academy (Longmont, CO). Colorado. Twentieth Judicial District (Boulder, CO).
Effective interactions with individuals who suffer from mental disorders are described during this 8-hour course. Five sections comprise this lesson plan:
  • Introduction and background;
  • Mental disorders;
  • Officer interactions with emotionally disturbed persons;
  • Understanding the experience of mental illness;
  • And legal and liability issues.
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157 p.
Document 017857
Commission on the Status of Mental Health of Iowa's Corrections Population
Community Corrections Improvement Association (Cedar Rapids, IA); Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (Princeton, NJ); Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation (Cedar Rapids, IA); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); Council of State Governments (Lexington, KY). State Public Policy Group, Inc. (Cedar Rapids, IA) .
The effects of an increasing number of offenders with serious mental health problems are investigated. Sections of this report include: executive summary; introduction and purpose; methodology/overview of effort; hearings summary; findings; and the survey report which identifies unfulfilled mandates, non-uniform performance, a sense of urgency for problem solution, the desire for community-based correctional settings, and overwhelming support for solutions existing within Iowa's correctional sy... Read More
39 pages
Document 011245
Correctional Industries: Background, Planning and Development Guide for Inmates with Mental Retardation
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Sociometrics, Inc. (Hyattsville, MD); U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. President's Committee on Mental Retardation (Washington, DC).
Written primarily for human services administrators and specialists, this guide presents a general process for developing or expanding correctional industry programs for inmates that are mentally handicapped. Major sections of the guide include: legal and legislative issues, which cover pertinent legal and statutory regulations governing correctional industries; model services that describe the major components of model services programs geared for the mentally handicapped inmate; operative pro... Read More
144 p.
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