Tag Archives: Indiana Department of Correction

Proposed Juvenile Detention Standards

The Indiana Department of Correction is nearing the end of a long process that began in September 2012 and will hopefully result in revised juvenile detention standards in Indiana.  The proposed rule will repeal 210 Indiana Administrative Code (IAC) 6 and will … Continue reading

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IDOC Camp Summit Closing — Updated Closing Delayed

On August 29, 2014, the Indiana Department of Correction (DOC) announced that Camp Summit Boot Camp in LaPorte, Indiana will be closing on or about October 1, 2014.  This is the only para-military style boot camp in Indiana.  The remaining … Continue reading

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Substance Abuse and Child Safety Task Force – Second Meeting

The Substance Abuse and Child Safety Task Force of the Commission on Improving the Status of Children met for the second time on June 25, 2014.  The title of the task force is a bit of a misnomer, as the … Continue reading

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Meditation, Mindfulness, and Yoga with Juvenile Delinquents

Facilities are experimenting with teaching meditation, mindfulness, and yoga to detained youth, and some findings are being formalized in academic research papers.  An example was published in the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention‘s Journal … Continue reading

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IDOC Limiting Solitary Confinement of Youth

On April 30, 2014, the Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators blog post, Reducing Isolation and Improving Education in Indiana, featured details about the strides the Indiana Department of Correction, Division of Youth Services has made towards reducing the average period … Continue reading

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Filming in Juvenile Courts and Detention Centers: the Institute for Juvenile Court and Corrections Research

It can be an eye-opener when the real juvenile process and the real court and detention buildings are documented.  The Institute for Juvenile Court and Corrections Research grew out of a collaboration between the Indiana University Research and Technology Corporation … Continue reading

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IDOC Division of Youth Services Continues to Pilot New Programs

The Indiana Department of Correction (DOC), Division of Youth Services continues to implement new programs that may provide true opportunities for growth and rehabilitation for the detained children.  In November 2013, the Joint Understanding and Cooperation Program (JUCP) was piloted … Continue reading

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