Juvenile Justice

  • Youth with disabilities in Juvenile Detention Centers (JDCs) and DYS Juvenile Treatment Facilities (JTFs) will be free from abuse and/or neglect.
  • Youth with disabilities in JDCs and JTFs will have access to adequate mental health services, positive behavior supports and appropriate medical treatment.
  • Youth with disabilities in JTFs will receive appropriate discharge planning services to ensure success in the community.
  • Youth with disabilities in JTFs will receive a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE).

Types of cases:

  • Youth with disabilities who have been subjected to abuse and/or neglect in JDCs and JTFs.
  • Youth with disabilities who are not provided with adequate medical and/or mental health care while in JDCs or JTFs.
  • Youth with disabilities whose length of stay has been extended by DYS for disability-related reasons and/or a lack of access to adequate community treatment.
  • Youth with disabilities in JDCs and JTFs who are not receiving a FAPE, including transition services.

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