ERIC Number: ED233262
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
It's Your Move: Juveniles in Adult Jails and Lockups.
Illinois Univ., Champaign. Community Research Center.
This booklet discusses the confinement of juveniles in adult jails, and offers suggestions for local citizens who want to remedy the problem. The first section presents background information on juveniles in adult jails, and discusses the following issues: the physically and psychologically damaging effects on juveniles of incarceration in adult jails; the poor physical conditions of jails; the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act; and alternatives to adult jails for juveniles. The second section suggests steps that concerned citizens can take to promote changes, e.g., visiting and observing local jails, participating in state and local planning efforts, and volunteering to work on alternative programs for juveniles. The third section presents suggestions for a public education program that local community, regional, and statewide groups can mount to resolve the problems of juveniles in adult jails; topics include the publicity coordinator, the press, public service programming, print materials, and communicating the desired message. The fourth section lists state and federal contacts and references that might help local groups in their efforts to remove juveniles from adult jails; they are organized under the following headings: National Criminal Justice Reference Service, Sources in Juvenile Justice, Sources in Public Education, Resources for Removing Children from Jail, Youth Advocacy Organizations, and National Youth Advocacy Groups. (WAS)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquent Prevention (Dept. of Justice), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Champaign. Community Research Center.
Identifiers: Status Offenders