Planning Community-Based Facilities for Violent Juvenile Offenders as Part of a System of Sanctions

Planning Community-Based Facilities for Violent Juvenile Offenders as Part of a System of Graduated Sanctions
Shelley Zavlek, OJJDP Bulletin, August 2005

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) is presenting a Juvenile Justice Practices Series to provide the field with updated research, promising practices, and tools for a variety of juvenile justice areas. These Bulletins are important resources for youth serving professionals involved in developing and adopting juvenile justice policies and programs, regardless of their funding sources. This fifth Bulletin in the series discusses the use of small, secure, community-based or regional facilities to house serious, violent, and/or chronic juvenile offenders.