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detention home

n.
A residential facility for the placement of juveniles adjudged to be in need of supervision, awaiting trial, or found guilty of a minor offense.
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deten′tion home`


n.
a house of correction or detention for juvenile offenders, usu. under the supervision of a juvenile court.
[1925–30]
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Noun1.detention home - an institution where juvenile offenders can be held temporarily (usually under the supervision of a juvenile court)detention home - an institution where juvenile offenders can be held temporarily (usually under the supervision of a juvenile court)
correctional institution - a penal institution maintained by the government
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The teenager was released after three years in a youth detention home.
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He also ordered that the defilement case be heard Thursday since the boy is being held in a children's' detention home.The magistrate further directed that Nechesa remains in custody to help police conclude the capital offences investigations.
Police did not name the other three teens, two 16-year-old boys and a 14-year-old girl, but charged each of them with attempted residential burglary, took the boys to a youth detention home and released the girl to her parents.
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Bahrain's public security chief has stressed that Ali Hassan, the 11-year-old boy detained on charges of blocking roads three times in one afternoon, had been treated legally and given good care at a juvenile detention home.
My wife teaches yoga to girls in a detention home, and these tough and troubled kids respond eagerly and with passion, as though they have found something precious they were looking for.
Not amused by Tremain's insistent refusal in open court or in private session to provide what he believed to be a logical response for these actions, Judge Brown ruled that Russell would be taken from his home and placed in the county detention center, a place usually reserved for 'incorrigibles and children with criminal tendencies." (27) The judge went on to say that Russell would be kept from his parents and "sent to school until such time as his father and mother, of their own free will, would consent to send him to school and allow him to salute the flag." (28) The Tremains refused to concede, packed two suitcases--one with clothes and one with toys--and sent their son to the detention home.
A decade ago, the Tidewater Detention Home in Chesapeake was so crowded that juveniles waiting for court hearings slept on mattresses in the lobbies and gymnasium.
Pat Martinez says that, while in the detention home, Jesse received medicine but did not receive mental health counseling, even though his illness was worsening.
My former student acted inappropriately and did not think about the choice for handling the conflict until placed in the detention home (DH).