ERIC Number: ED266335
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Juvenile Justice: Detention Using Staff Supervision Rather Than Architectural Barriers. Report to Congressional Requesters.
General Accounting Office, Washington, DC.
This report summarizes information on juvenile detention facilities using staff supervision rather than architectural barriers, such as barred windows and locked doors. Results of a survey of staff secure facilities are detailed in the appendix and eight tables of data are provided. Topics covered in the appendix, which comprises most the document, include background of staff secure programs for juveniles; objectives, scope, and methodology of the survey; characteristics of facilities visited; characteristics of juveniles placed in facilities and various reasons for their placement; and the variety of staff secure programs. Various physical restraint methods used for juveniles are discussed and safeguards used to avoid abuse are presented. Lengths of stay, costs of facilities, the disposition of juveniles leaving staff secure facilities and other treatment facilities, and the advantages and disadvantages of staff secure facilities are also examined. Major results concerning the reasons for juvenile placement, the methods used to restrain juveniles, the safeguards used to prevent juveniles from being abused, and the range of time juveniles were held in the facilities are emphasized in the initial summary. (ABB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Correctional Institutions, Delinquency, Delinquent Rehabilitation, Facility Case Studies, Federal Government, Institutional Characteristics, Institutional Environment, Institutionalized Persons, Staff Role
United States General Accounting Office, P.O. Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20877 (1-5 copies, free, $2.00 additional copies, 25% discount on 100 copies or more).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: General Accounting Office, Washington, DC.