ERIC Number: ED254807
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Discipline and Grievance Procedures: Juvenile Detention and Correctional Facilities.
Illinois Univ., Champaign. Community Research Center.
The purpose of sound disciplinary practices and grievance procedures in juvenile detention and correctional facilities is outlined and a philosophy on discipline and grievance procedures is discussed. The use of secure confinement or restriction as a means of treatment, and the effects of restriction are considered. The basics of good discipline are reviewed and components of professionalization of child care workers are discussed. Major characteristics of good child care workers are enumerated. Guidelines for good disciplinary practices are listed. Major and minor rules for residents of juvenile facilities are discussed, specific rules are suggested, and consequences of rule violations are considered. Procedures for handling discipline and for processing major and minor rule violations are described. Sanctions, filing of reports, alternative and informal handling of offenses, and, for major offenses, the disposition process, are discussed. Procedures following criminal misconduct and procedures following emergencies or disruptions are outlined. Basic principles and policies for planning and implementing an effective grievance procedure system are given and the process of implementing a grievance mechanism is discussed. The purpose, policy, and procedures for an ombudsman system for grievance appeal are presented. (NRB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Behavior Problems, Child Caregivers, Children, Correctional Institutions, Discipline Policy, Grievance Procedures, Individual Characteristics, Ombudsmen, Sanctions
Community Research Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 505 East Green Street, Suite 204, Champaign, IL 61820.
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.