Standards for private organizations

2020 Edition

Juvenile Justice Day Services Definition

Purpose

Juvenile Justice Day Services promote public safety and reduce the need for out-of-home placements by allowing youth to reside in their communities while they address problems and develop the attitudes and skills needed to make responsible choices, avoid negative behaviors, and become productive, connected, and law-abiding members of their communities.

Definition

Juvenile Justice Day Services provide structured, non-residential services and supervision to youth involved with the juvenile justice system. Youth are typically required to report to the program daily, for a specified length of time. Services may be provided: (1) when youth are adjudicated delinquent and ordered to attend the program; (2) as aftercare following participation in a more intensive residential program; (3) as an alternative to secure detention; and/or (4) as diversion from more formal involvement in the juvenile justice system.
2020 Edition

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Note: Some organizations provide less intensive day programs (for example, reporting centers) that are not designed to include service planning. These organizations have the option to complete only: JJD 1,  JJD 2, JJD 3, JJD 5, JJD 6, JJD 7, JJD 9, and JJD 11.
When an organization providing JJD offers treatment for youth with mental health or substance use conditions, the organization should also complete COA’s standards for Mental Health and/or Substance Use Services (MHSU).

The organization's services will be reviewed and matched with the most appropriate Service Standard, regardless of the population served. When an organization operates a program where the service population includes but is not limited to youth involved with the juvenile justice system, it may be more appropriate to complete another Service Standard, such as Day Treatment Services (DTX) or Out-of-School Time Services (OST).


Note: Please see JJD Reference List for the research that informed the development of these standards.