By Patrick M. Sullivan, FAIA
A must-read for all who want to become correctional leaders and facility administrators, and for those on planning and budget committees who want to build secure facilities that will help rehabilitate juvenile offenders.
Sullivan looks at the whole issue of juvenile confinement both short-term detention and long-range correctional confinement. He provides a brief history of juvenile institutions. Then he describes how to plan for a new building, and how to design it from considerations of outside building materials, to acoustics, color, and the many steps in-between.
With each item, he lets the reader understand the role it plays and the options designers and administrators have. Security considerations and cost savings are discussed, as well as ways to design a “green” building. Each of the concepts is presented clearly and illustrated with photographs from model institutions.
The chapter on planning offers management strategies that go along with evidence-based treatment approaches and issues of staffing. The chapter on design presents design approaches that meet the criteria of various standards and discusses programs for those exhibiting violent and disruptive behavior or suicidal behavior.
In addition, a noteworthy section on girls and their needs is included. Readers of this book will be convinced that the building can be a partner in the rehabilitation of youth.
320 pages. Hardcover. 2010. $75.00. SPECIAL: 10 copies for $675.00; please see the Product Options box above when ordering.