The In-Service Training Program of the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Detention Home, Cleveland, Ohio, 1945-1952
The need for the detention of dependent, neglected and delinquent children was early recognized as a serious problem by those in the juvenile court field. In the past, prior to a Court hearing and pending final disposition of their case, inadequate provisions were made for the care and supervision of those children that had to be removed from their homes. Temporary care was often provided in jails, almshouses, hospitals, sanitoriums, infirmaries and other institutions. Today, in keeping with the entire Juvenile Court movement , special detention homes for the separate care of children are found in most of our large cities. These institutions are usually under the direction of the Juvenile Court or other private or public welfare agencies. Old concepts of juvenile detention were that physical care and custody were the primary objectives. A different concept is presently gaining momentum in this country. It is based on the assumption that a child cannot be held in suspension ; that detention may be more harmful than helpful unless the 11 storage only” concept is abandoned in favor of beginning the process of rehabilitation at the point of separation from the home. The new detention offers individual and group therapy as well as clinical diagnosis. The period of detention is most valuable as an investigating fact-finding period. His detention home has much to contribute regarding the nature, needs and potentialities of a child.
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Briggs, Thomas Lee, "The In-Service Training Program of the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Detention Home, Cleveland, Ohio, 1945-1952" (1952). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30509556.