This publication provides a guide to help Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiaitve sites improve conditions in juvenile detention facilities. Since 2004, officials in JDAI sites have assessed, improved and monitored conditions in juvenile detention facilities using a set of standards published by the Foundation.
The Foundation has issued this revised version of the standards to acknowledge and incorporate regulations that affect the full range of facility operations. This includes the U.S. Department of Justice regulations for the prevention, detection and response to sexual misconduct in juvenile facilities as part of its implementation of the Prison Rape Elimination Act.
Improving conditions in juvenile detention facilities is crucial
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The facility assessment should be informed by multiple points of view, including the viewpoints of detained youth, staff, supervisors and administrators, and others who come into contact with youth in the facility.