ERIC Number: ED147660
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Secure Detention of Juveniles and Alternatives to Its Use; National Evaluation Program, Phase One, Summary Report.
Young, Thomas M.; Pappenfort, Donnel M.
The study shows that thoughtful communities can and have developed viable alternatives to detention for children in trouble--alternatives that are more humane than secure detention and present minimal risk to the community. The study's four program formats (residential and nonresidential) were roughly equal in their ability to keep both alleged delinquents and status offenders trouble free and available to the court. The failure rate ranged from 2.4 to 12.18% across the 14 programs visited. The study focuses on how youth are selected for admission to secure detention or placement in an alternative program in the context of decisions throughout the juvenile justice system process. It describes the four types of programs: public, nonresidential programs based on the Home Detention Model; Attention Homes; programs for runaways; and foster home programs under private auspices. The findings and recommendations should be of immediate practical benefit to juvenile courts and juvenile justice planners who are considering the introduction of an alternative to secure detention. (Author)
Descriptors: Delinquency Prevention, Delinquent Rehabilitation, Evaluation Methods, Foster Homes, Institutional Role, Juvenile Courts, Literature Reviews, Program Descriptions, Residential Programs, Youth Programs
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., 20402 (Stock Number 027-000-00540-3)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (Dept. of Justice/LEAA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A