ERIC Number: ED254782
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-May
Reference Count: N/A
Jail Removal Cost Study. Volume 2.
Illinois Univ., Champaign. Community Research Center.
This second volume of the jail removal cost study provides a detailed report of the study findings which examine the costs, experiences, and ramifications of removing children from adult jails and lockups. The foreword supplies background information and hypothetical removal cost estimates. The approach used to conduct the jail removal cost study is described. The next section reviews information on the costs of alternatives to the placement of juveniles in jail. Three policy choices available to decision makers faced with removing juveniles from jails are discussed. The next sections present models for the three policy areas discussed: secure detention facilities, community residential care, and community supervision. Each section describes the characteristics of the programs within each policy area and presents cost models derived from the sample. Results of the 50-state survey regarding existing juvenile populations, and costs and ramifications of removal are reviewed. The removal experiences of four jurisdictions involved in the Federal Jail Removal Initiative and those of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania are analyzed. The potential ramifications of the removal requirement are discussed. and the costs and ramifications for removal are summarized. Conclusions and recommendations are stated for costs of removal, current utilization of alternatives and characteristics of the juvenile justice system, and removal experiences. (LLL)
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.