ERIC Number: ED453481
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Construction, Operations, and Staff Training for Juvenile Confinement Facilities. Juvenile Accountability Incentive Block Grants (JAIBG) Program Bulletin.
Roush, David; McMillen, Michael
This bulletin is part of the best practice series on programs that provide assistance in building or expanding juvenile correction and detention facilities and in training correctional staff. These bulletins are designed to present up-to-date knowledge to juvenile justice policymakers, researchers, and practitioners about programs and approaches that hold juvenile offenders accountable for their behavior in an effort to help state and local governments develop programs in areas designated for JAIBG funding. Twelve program purpose areas were established for funding. This bulletin addresses five main themes to provide practitioners practical guidance and advice on best practices for construction, operations, and staff training for juvenile confinement facilities. They include: (1) construction decisions; (2) master planning; (3) facility development; (4) operations; and (5) training. It suggests that when searching for models and examples of best practice it is most productive to begin with people who are the best practitioners. (Contains 129 references.) (JDM)
Descriptors: Accountability, Adolescents, Correctional Institutions, Facility Improvement, Federal Aid, Juvenile Justice, Local Government, Program Improvement, State Government, Strategic Planning
Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse/NCJRS, P.O. Box 6000, Rockville, MD 20849-6000. Tel: 800-638-8736 (Toll Free); Fax: 410-792-4358. For full text: http://www.ojjdp.ncjrs.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners; Researchers
Authoring Institution: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.