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Detention of Juveniles in general is the temporary care of children in physically restricting facilities Ward 7-5 The primary basis of detention is usually the seriousness of the offense Ward 7-5 Whether the juvenile is held for a period of time in detention depends on the outcome of a detention hearing where the appropriateness of the detention is determined Champion 500 Juveniles are guaranteed a detention hearing within 24-48 hours this hearing is before a judge Ward 7-5 The judge then decides whether to release the juvenile or to continue the detainment The judge often looks to the probation department to help make the decision of continuing detainment because the probation department has more background on the juvenile to help with the decision Ward 7-5 If a the judge decides to detain the juvenile for a period of time after their hearing there are two types of detention centers that they can be sent to There are non-secure facilities and sec ure facilities Non-secure custodial facilities according to Champion are those that permit youths freedom of movement within the community Youths are generally free to leave the premises of their facilities although they are compelled to observe obvious rules such as curfew avoidance of alcoholic beverages and drugs and participation in specific programs that are tailored to their particular needs Champion 485 Examples of these non-secure facilities are foster homes group homes camps and ranches and wilderness programs family group homes and rural programs Ward 7-13 The first example of non-secure detention is the Hope Center Wilderness Camp This is an apparently successful camp located in Houston Texas This camp has an organized network of four interdependent living groups of 12 teenagers each The camps goals are to provide quality care and treatment in a nonpunitive environment with specific emphasis on health safety education and therapy Emotionally disturbed youths whose offenses range from truancy to murder are selected for program participation Champion 493
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