Two key trends in Virginia have brought an end to crowding in detention homes
, which has allowed new opportunities for rehabilitation.
The new contract requires PACEL to enhance the system to allow communication and data exchange between the Juvenile Detention Home
and the other Youth Residential Services facilities within the county.
Nonetheless, the police officers who controlled admission to the Juvenile Detention Home still used it as if it were a jail, holding youth there as a swift and secure form of punishment.
Second, they could place a child in the Los Angeles County Detention Home (a.
Cook County (IL) Juvenile Court and Juvenile Detention Home, Annual Report for 1909 (Chicago, 1910), 15; Cook County (IL) Juvenile Court and Juvenile Detention Home, Annual Reports for the Fiscal Year 1923 (Chicago, 1924), 21.
Cook County (IL) Juvenile Court and Juvenile Detention Home, Annual Reports for 1915, 10; Cook County (IL) Juvenile Court and Juvenile Detention Home, Annual Reports for the Fiscal Year 1917 (Chicago, 1918), 7; Helen R.
William]," age 9, had been placed in the Detention Home for running away from his own and foster homes 17 times; he was rejected by the CAS where he might have gotten psychological help.
In 1945, the Child Welfare League of America publicly criticized the racial inequities of Cleveland's child welfare system: Protestant and nonsectarian agencies did not shelter black children; Catholic institutions sheltered only a tiny few; black children were more likely than white to stay longer than a month in the Detention Home.
When she became too ill to support him, Robert, now a ward of the county, was placed in the Detention Home and in December 1949, in Beech Brook.
Blacks were segregated: cases involving blacks were heard on different days of the week from those involving whites; detention homes
and court staff were segregated by race; fewer resources were devoted to black children; and consequently, the court less often prescribed supervision, treatment or punishment for black children.
Johnson runs a training center, Lava Studio, which offers classes for children and adults, including programs for newly immigrated teenagers and girls transitioning from detention homes
The bill also permits family courts to keep young suspects in detention homes
for a maximum period of eight weeks during their hearings, double the current period.
An example from a book written by a reformer of juvenile detention homes
in 1877 helps to illuminate this contrast.
The target audience includes parents, counselors, teachers, therapists, and staff members of juvenile detention homes
and child welfare agencies.
In California and elsewhere, they established detention homes
in order to ensure that female delinquents were not held in jail or police lockups, and they created cottage-style reformatories that were administered by women.