ERIC Number: ED203236
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
National Symposium on Children in Jail.
Pryor, Brandt W.; And Others
These conference proceedings are designed to provide the latest research on children in jails and to assist in the development of action programs. The materials include a "work file" of alternatives to jail, such as a home detention program, short-term shelter care, crisis intervention services and foster care, because jail placements do not provide good child care and are only defensible when the public requires protection. Programs in various states are described, and methods of changing public policy and public education and monitoring facilities are detailed. State strategy sessions are also summarized. Special recognition is given to the contributions of the National Coalition on Jail Reform which calls for a complete and total prohibition of the jailing of juveniles. (JAC)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquent Prevention (Dept. of Justice), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana.