A "basic, updated guide to assist local detention administrators in developing and revising their policy and procedure manuals" is presented (p. 1). Following an introduction, this manual addresses: the development and revision process; developing policies and procedures; preparing the manual; policy and procedure implementation; monitoring staff compliance; and maintaining the manual. Appendixes provide: a sample policy and procedure manual topic outline; a scenario planning worksheet; examples of policies and procedures from detention facility manuals; a writing style checklist; and a sample policy and procedure format.
"[D]irection to tribal jurisdictions interested in conducting a justice system assessment for the purposes of addressing systemic issues raised in the development of detention and correctional facilities" is provided (p. 7). This guide is comprised of the following sections: introduction; what a justice assessment is; impact of the justice system assessment on detention and corrections bed space needs; approach to conducting a system assessment; steps in the assessment process; unique characteristics of Indian Country justice systems; summary; key parties in the tribal justice system; and structure of tribal justice systems.