Objective: Discuss the nature of juvenile detention facilities and processing procedures.
Secure juvenile facilities are the most severe sanction available in the juvenile correctional system. There are varying levels of risk that are determined by the correctional authority to placing the juvenile in a facility. Research your state’s statutes regarding the incarceration of juveniles in institutions. You can find your state’s code online at https://www.law.cornell.edu/states/listing. You will take what you learned from the reading assignment and create a 200 discussion highlighting the information listed below:
What does your state’s law say about incarceration juveniles in secure institutions? (kentucky)
- Does your state have sentencing recommendations?
- Does your state have aggravating and mitigating factors listed? If not, what should be criteria for placing a juvenile in secure institution?