ERIC Number: ED203220
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Use of Secure Detention for Juveniles and Alternatives to Its Use: National Study of Juvenile Detention.
Pappenfort, Donnell M.; Young, Thomas M.
This monograph is an analysis of the use of residential and non-residential programs as alternatives to secure detention for juveniles awaiting adjudicatory hearings in juvenile courts. The analysis is based on literature from the last decade supplemented by interviews and statistics from site visits to 14 juvenile court jurisdictions with alternative programs. Chapter One describes the decisions by police and other adults that create a group of youth court referrals. The next chapter analyzes the process of juvenile court through which decisions are made about court and detention intake, with the placement of selected youths in secure detention, alternative programs, or their homes. In Chapter Three, the variations in use of secure detention are described; the psychosocial consequences for detained juveniles are discussed as well as the consequences after adjudication at the time of court disposition. Chapter Four contains descriptions of the programs used as alternatives to secure detention in 14 jurisdictions. The final chapter presents conclusions of the study and offers recommendations intended for jurisdictions planning alternative programs. (Author/NRB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquent Prevention (Dept. of Justice), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Chicago Univ., IL. School of Social Service Administration.