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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 15- Juvenile I nstitutions and the T reatment and Prevention -short term facilities-detention centers or homes- serve juveniles who are awaiting court hearing or a transfer -average length 2 to 3 weeks -issue is with mental state-72,000 youth in detention have one disorder-12,000 have multiple -substance abuse and disruptive behavior most common -Correctional institutions -forestry c amps, wilderness programs, ranches-focus to teach youth to be more self reliant and dependent on others-Vision Quest 1973- emotional balance and greater self control for rehab-Outward Bound-Colorado 1962, character development through challenges -group homes, halfway houses-community based alternative to confinement in long term institutions -number of confined for status offenses are larger for private institutions -number is decreasing bec of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act -most common offense is person offense- assault robbery - sexual assault is increasing, 34 percent -percent of female for status offenses is larger than male for status offenses...
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- Spring '08
- status offenses, -short term facilities, long term institutions, -long term institutions