Tag Archives: Department of Correction

Guide to Quality Practice for Working with Youth in Confinement

The National Partnership for Juvenile Services, the National Institute of Corrections, and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention partnered to publish the Desktop Guide to Quality Practice for Working with Youth in Confinement.  The Desktop Guide addresses a wide … Continue reading

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Hopes for the New Year 2015

As the new year begins, here are the hopes for 2015: That anti-shackling legislation continues to spread around the country, including here in Indiana, which would allow detained children to appear without shackles during court hearings unless the judge has … Continue reading

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No 2014 Detention Center Inspection Reports Yet

As we near the end of November 2014, the Indiana Department of Correction has yet to post any 2014 inspection reports for the detention centers around the state.  The 2013 inspection report are available here.

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DOC Awarded OJJDP Second Chance Act Grant

The Indiana Department of Correction, Division of Youth Services was awarded a $100,000 Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention 2014 Second Chance Act Planning Grant. The funds will be used to develop a plan to redevelop reentry services for … Continue reading

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Michael Dempsey Leaving Indiana DOC Division of Youth Services

Mike Dempsey, Executive Director of the Indiana Department of Correction (DOC) Division of Youth Services, has announced that he is leaving DOC to become the President/Chief Operating Officer of Youth Opportunity Investments, LLC, which operates the Muskegon River Youth Center of … Continue reading

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Should the Juvenile Court Retain Jurisdiction Over Parents During DOC Placement?

Has the time come to change the jurisdiction statutes to allow the juvenile court to order and enforce parental participation orders for community-based services for the family while the child is placed at the Indiana Department of Correction, Division of … Continue reading

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Should Children Go To DOC For Misdemeanor Acts Alone?

In simple terms, adults who commit misdemeanor acts go to jail and those who commit felony acts go to prison.  That division is not true for children (detention center versus Indiana Department of Correction).  If the child is accused of … Continue reading

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