ERIC Number: ED254781
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-May
Reference Count: N/A
Jail Removal Cost Study. Volume 1.
Illinois Univ., Champaign. Community Research Center.
This report presents a summary of the findings of a study conducted to examine the costs, experiences, and ramifications of removing children from adult jails and lockups. The approach used to conduct the study during a 6-month period (December, 1981-May, 1982) combined a mailed survey questionnaire to access state level information, and a detailed interview survey process to determine the cost and ramifications of jail removal efforts in selected local/regional areas which have either eliminated the jailing of juveniles, or were implementing a plan to effect complete removal as required by Congress. The structure of the report reflects the multiple information sources used to estimate jail removal costs and ramifications. The integrated findings and recommendations have been compiled through the use of the cost models on program operations, the 50 state surveys, and information on the actual experiences of the jurisdictions participating in the OJJDP Jail Removal Initiative. The discussion is organized under the three major topics mandated by Congress: (1) likely costs associated with implementing removal requirements; (2) experiences of jurisdictions which currently require the removal of juveniles from adult jails and lockups; and (3) ramifications which may result from the removal requirement. Within each major topic, results are presented in terms of the source of information (e.g., whether the results are from the state surveys, the experiences of jurisdictions currently requiring removal, or the cost analysis and models of currently operating alternatives). Next, a set of conclusions drawn from the results is detailed. Finally, three recommendations following the last set of conclusions are presented. (MCF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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.