06/27/2012 04:43 PM EDT
Results from an assessment of Cook County’s youth detention practices are presented. “This study looks beyond the challenges of the current facility to examine more fundamentally the detention needs of the county and its youth. The ultimate goal of the study is to guide discussion regarding a new vision for detention in Cook County—a vision that holds to the ideals that informed the creation of the court in 1899 while recognizing the current circumstances in which the court operates” (p. 4). Sections following an executive summary include: introduction and background; detention population and practice; program maintenance; physical facility; information systems; and summary recommendations. Appendixes provide information about: the Cook County Screening Form; disproportionate minority contact (DMC) reduction cycle; outline of educational assessment needs; and data-mining experiences. SOURCE: National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD) (Oakland, CA).