ERIC Number: ED255793
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Juveniles in Adult Jails and Lockups: It's Your Move.
Illinois Univ., Champaign. Community Research Center.
Issues relevant to juveniles in adult jails are discussed in this guide which is designed to aid concerned citizens who want to promote public interest and support for the removal of juveniles from adult jails and lockups. Statistics on the number of juveniles in adult jails, their ages, seriousness of offenses, and suicide rate are given. The physical and psychological effects on juveniles who are jailed with adults are described, including physical and sexual abuse by adults and the psychological effects of solitary confinement. Jail conditions are presented as being overcrowded, dangerous, unsanitary, and unconstitutional for juveniles. The Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act is reviewed, its goal to remove juveniles from adult jails is explained, and alternatives to jail confinement are explored. Suggested activities for concerned citizens include visiting and monitoring jails, participating in state and local planning efforts, mobilizing existing juvenile interest groups, and volunteering to work on alternative programs for juveniles. The need for public support is discussed and suggested aids for educating the public are provided. Resources at the state and federal levels which can assist local communities in their efforts to remove juveniles from adult jails are given. An eight page bibliography on juvenile justice is included, and names, addresses, and telephone numbers are given for state criminal justice councils and for state and national youth advocacy organizations. (NRB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Change Strategies, Citizen Participation, Community Programs, Correctional Institutions, Delinquency, Federal Aid, Psychological Patterns, State Aid, Violence, Youth Problems
Community Research Center, University of Illinois, 505 East Green, 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.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Act 1974