Reforming Juvenile Delinquency Treatment to Enhance Rehabilitation, Personal Accountability, and Public Safety

93 Pages Posted: 31 May 2006

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Douglas E. Abrams

University of Missouri School of Law

Abstract

This article describes the widespread violence, beatings and other abuse the U.S. Justice Department has found in its inspections of several state juvenile detention facilities. The article then discusses Missouri's Division of Youth Services (DYS), which is widely considered the national model of sound practices. The article concludes with recommendations for national reform.

Keywords: juvenile delinquency, juvenile detention, juvenile justice, juvenile prisons, juvenile courts, family courts, juvenile, children and the law, family law

Suggested Citation

Abrams, Douglas E., Reforming Juvenile Delinquency Treatment to Enhance Rehabilitation, Personal Accountability, and Public Safety. Oregon Law Review, Vol. 84, p. 1001, 2005; U of Missouri-Columbia School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2006-14. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=904396

Douglas E. Abrams (Contact Author)

University of Missouri School of Law ( email )

Missouri Avenue & Conley Avenue
Columbia, MO MO 65211
United States
573-882-0307 (Phone)

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