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ERIC Number: ED441055
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 58
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Special Detention Cases: Strategies for Handling Difficult Populations. Pathways to Juvenile Detention Reform 9.
Steinhart, David
This report discusses strategies for handling difficult juvenile detention populations (warrant cases, probation violators, and post-adjudication detention). It offers strategies used in the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) sites and in other jurisdictions to reduce unnecessary detention in these special cases. Chapter 1, "Why Focus on 'Special' Detention Cases?" introduces the issue. Chapter 2, "Minors Detained on Warrants," looks at the nature and extent of the problem and presents JDAI strategies and solutions for minors with warrants. Chapter 3, "Minors Detained on Probation Violations," focuses on the nature and extent of the problem and offers JDAI strategies and solutions for juvenile probation violators. Chapter 4, "Minors in Post-Adjudication and Post-Disposition Detention," reviews problems between the adjudication and the disposition hearings and examines post-disposition detention time spent by children waiting for (or returned from) out-of-home placement. Chapter 5, "Lessons Learned," discusses lessons JDAI sites learned (e.g., remedies must be linked to adequate data and analysis of the problem population, detention reform jurisdictions have produced models worth replicating, and strategies for controlling special detention cases are not necessarily costly). A list of resources is included. (SM)
Annie E. Casey Foundation, 701 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, MD 21202. Tel: 410-547-6600; Fax: 410-547-6624; Web site:
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.