Submitted by OJJDP's Center for Coordinated Assistance to States
on Fri, 07/10/2020 - 7:05 pm EDT
The Emergency Planning for Juvenile Justice Residential Facilities is the first comprehensive planning guide to address the specific needs of children, youth, and families involved in the justice system during an emergency. By utilizing the information in this resource, facilities are encouraged to develop comprehensive emergency plans that will make a difference in the safety and well-being of children and youth in our nation’s justice system. This planning resource provides juvenile justice facilities with the tools to begin the planning process and strategies to effectively address key components of a comprehensive emergency plan including communications procedures, preparing to shelter in place and to evacuate, providing mental health services and medical care, evaluating the facility’s staffing needs, offering support to youth and their families, and many more.