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When the Offender is a Victim: Community Corrections’ Response to Prison Rape

This webinar provides critical information about PREA, discusses the role of community corrections in addressing and preventing corrections-based sexual abuse, and highlights ways in which community corrections professionals can more effectively respond to those who have been sexually victimized...

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Preventing and Responding to Corrections-Based Sexual Abuse: A Guide for Community Corrections Professionals

This document provides guidance to community corrections officials regarding the prevention, reduction, detection, and punishment of sexual misconduct perpetrated on those under supervision of community corrections, whether that misconduct occurs within facilities or under community supervision....


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Preventing and Addressing Sexual Abuse in Tribal Detention Facilities: A Policy Development Guide

This document provides guidance to administrators of tribal detention facilities on the key policy issues for the prevention, reduction, detection, and punishment of sexual abuse perpetrated on those under correctional supervision in Indian Country, including in jails, juvenile detention...


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Preventing and Addressing Sexual Abuse in Tribal Detention Facilities: A Bulletin

This brief bulletin describes the issue of corrections-based sexual abuse and provides an overview of the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA) and its implications for detention facilities in Indian Country. The bulletin also discusses specific strategies to enhance efforts to prevent and...


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National Youth Court Guidelines

By Tracy M. Godwin, Michelle E. Heward, and Tom Spina, Jr. (Published in 2000;146 pages) Developed by the American Probation and Parole Association/Council of State Government, which administered the National Youth Court Center, the National Youth Court Guidelines are designed to give youth...

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An Implementation Guide for Juvenile Holdover Programs

Juvenile holdover programs provide a unique opportunity for juvenile justice agencies and the community to participate in the development of a community-based, short-term, temporary holding program for youth who do not require secure detention. An Implementation Guide for Juvenile Holdover...



Secure facility generally operated by a state or the federal government in which adult felons are incarcerated. Private companies may also run prisons under the regulatory oversight of a government entity. Six states (Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, Delaware, Alaska, and Hawaii) have an...

juvenile detention facility

A usually secure facility for juveniles who are awaiting trial that may also be used as a post-adjudication placement. It is generally reserved for the more serious and chronic juvenile defendants or offenders. #detention


An individual who is awaiting trial for an alleged crime and held in a local jail. #detention #judicialsystem

community detention center

A short-term, locally based incarceration facility close to where the defendant or inmate resides. #detention