On October 22, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. ET, a webinar “Screening and Assessment of Youth in Confinement” will be presented by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) with the OJJDP National Center for Youth in Custody. “The systemic use of screening and assessment tools or instruments at key decision points in the juvenile justice system can provide information that is critical for diverting youth who do not belong in confinement to more appropriate services and placements. Screening and assessment tools can also help confinement staff understand how to best serve youth for whom confinement is required. This webinar will address the purpose of screening and assessment and discuss issues related to appropriate, responsible sharing and use of information obtained from these tools.” To register, go here.
This topic is also discussed as part of the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) which evaluates the conditions of confinement as part of the overall JDAI process. For an overview of the evaluation of conditions of confinement, including tools and resources, go here.
For information about the inspections of Indiana detention centers, go here. (Note, no 2014 inspections have been posted as of the time of this posting.)