The Human Impact of Crowding in Juvenile Detention

Published On: April 1, 1998

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This article explores the human impact of crowding as actually observed in detention centers around the country through the eyes of juvenile advocates. It paints a dismal portrait of a system which is meant to humanely care for youth and shows how crowding and its effects are exacerbated by inappropriate detention decisions, systemic inefficiencies, and failure to consider other service or placement options. 10 pages.

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