This instrument is designed to facilitate a site assessment of a juvenile detention facility and does not cover every aspect of proper juvenile facility functioning. Any omission of an area of facility functioning does not reflect a judgment about the importance of that area. The standards in this instrument pertain to areas most likely to impact the health, safety, and legal rights of youth held in detention. This instrument does not cover topics that would be appropriate in a post-dispositional setting, such as identification of treatment needs and provision of rehabilitative services. Some of the standards included here are not strictly required by case law or statutes, but represent best professional practices to protect the health, safety, and legal rights of detained youth.
Lisa Hamilton has been named the next CEO of the Baltimore-based Annie E. Casey Foundation (AECF), one of the nation’s most active grant makers on both child welfare and juvenile justice issues. Hamilton will succeed […]
On June 24th, the Annie E. Casey Foundation released its Kids Count Data Book, which tracks national and state data on key indicators of children’s well being. Over the past 24 years Kid’s Count and […]
Greetings from Phoenix! Youth Services Insider, your faithful provider of industry news at The Chronicle of Social Change, is on the road this week reporting from both of the big annual juvenile justice conferences. Up […]