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ERIC Number: ED441051
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 50
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Consider the Alternatives: Planning and Implementing Detention Alternatives. Pathways to Juvenile Detention Reform 4.
DeMuro, Paul
This report presents the experiences of and lessons learned by Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) sites regarding the development of effective alternatives to secure detention. Each site expanded or enhanced its program repertoire as part of its detention system reform efforts. Chapter 1, "Why We Need Effective Alternatives to Detention," discusses reasons for change. Chapter 2, "Guiding Principles," examines seven fundamental principles that emerged from JDAI jurisdictions in developing effective detention alternatives. Chapter 3, "Program Models: Components of a Detention Continuum," describes three basic program models for youth held in secure detention prior to a disposition hearing. Chapter 4, "Special Populations," looks at how JDAI sites developed specific program responses for youth held as probation violators and for youth held for adult court processing. Chapter 5, "Design and Implementation Issues," examines who gets into the alternatives, who decides which youth are placed in alternatives and when, how long juveniles should stay in alternatives, the right response to noncompliant behavior, and startup and expanding alternatives. Chapter 6, "Management Issues," discusses various key management issues. Chapter 7, "Getting Started," presents nine recommended steps for developing alternatives. A list of resources is included. (SM)
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.