Acronyms & Definitions
A court-imposed sanction that requires offenders to work in the community to repay society for the harm done by their actions.
Analogous to jail.
Youth, ages 10 to 18, who have committed an act that is a crime.
The suggested number of months a youth will be confined in a secure facility as established by the Youth Parole Authority based primarily on the youth's history of delinquency.
Programs in rural areas operated by JJS that combine short-term secure detention and non-secure shelter in a single facility. Staff provides 24-hour-a-day supervision and programming to meet the unique needs of smaller communities.
A foster home for youth in the custody of the JJS.
Analogous to prison.