ERIC Number: ED419201
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Beyond the Walls: Improving Conditions of Confinement for Youth in Custody.
Puritz, Patricia; Scali, Mary Ann
Intended to stimulate discussion about ways juvenile justice professionals can improve conditions of confinement for detained and incarcerated youth, this report provides a number of tools which may be useful for community advocates, program administrators, and others to address various needs including education and protection from abuse. Six ideas for improving conditions of confinement for incarcerated youth are detailed under the following headings: (1) Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act in Juvenile Correctional Facilities; (2) Use of Ombudsman Programs in Juvenile Corrections; (3) Educational Advocacy for Youth with Disabilities; (4) Protection and Advocacy Systems in Juvenile Corrections; (5) The Administrative Procedure Act in Juvenile Corrections; and (6) Self-Assessment in Juvenile Corrections. These materials are designed to supplement needed litigation efforts. Appendices include a contacts list, the text of the laws referenced and related significant decisions, information about ombudsman offices for children of several states, and contact information for state protection and advocacy systems. (EMK)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Abuse, Child Advocacy, Child Welfare, Children, Childrens Rights, Civil Rights, Criminals, Delinquency, Elementary Secondary Education, Juvenile Justice, Laws, Legislation, Prisoners
Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse/NCJRS, P.O. Box 6000, Rockville, MD 20849-6000; phone: 800-638-8736; fax: 301-519-5212; e-mail: askncjrs.org; world wide web: http://www.ncjrs.org/ojjhome.htm
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquent Prevention (Dept. of Justice), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Bar Association, Washington, DC. Juvenile Justice Center.