ERIC Number: ED385789
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Juvenile Justice in Indiana: Facing the Issues.
Smith, Doreen L.
The Indiana juvenile justice system is charged with intervening on behalf of youthful offenders for the purposes of providing care, treatment, protection, or rehabilitation. This report provides an overview of the state's juvenile justice system, which has fallen under widespread criticism for many years. The following issues are identified: data reliability; problems with detention; jurisdiction; funding and resources; placement; serious juvenile offenders; prevention programs; and poor coordination of services. Recent efforts to improve the juvenile justice system in Indiana are described, such as the establishment of various committees to analyze and recommend improvements in the areas of: (1) policy; (2) fiscal issues; (3) legal issues; (4) prevention; (5) coordination; and (6) delivery of services. State-level reforms also included taking measures in social services, funding efforts, residential placement practices, and statistical data collection. Actions taken at the federal level are then outlined. Contains 75 notes. (JE)
Descriptors: Child Welfare, Correctional Institutions, Delinquency, Delinquent Rehabilitation, Delivery Systems, Juvenile Courts, Juvenile Justice, Laws, State Action, State Programs, Systems Development, Youth Problems
Indiana Youth Institute, 333 N. Alabama, Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46204-2151 ($13).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Greenwich, CT.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Youth Inst., Indianapolis.
Identifiers - Location: Indiana