Justice Services Service Area Strategy

Detention Based Services



The Detention Based Services Strategy is designed to support programs that help build pro-social skills and resiliency for youth and disconnected TAY in detention. Detention Based Services programs will engage participants in positive activities that aim to help them see beyond their current circumstances. Detention Based Services programs must be flexible and offer services to participants regardless of their lengths of stay in detention. While programs will only operate in detention settings, they may seek to connect youth and disconnected TAY to services upon exit. The Detention Based Services Strategy targets youth in juvenile detention and disconnected TAY in adult detention and can include, but is not limited to activities such as enrichment programming, skill and knowledge building activities and other opportunities to build resiliency.

DCYF allocated $1,433,200 in annual funding to nine programs across eight agencies for the Detention Based Services Strategy.

Strategy Goals include:

  • To provide opportunities for youth and disconnected TAY in detention to engage in positive activities that improve resiliency and coping skills.

  • To provide activities that help develop skills, encourage the pursuit of positive future possibilities, offer outlets for positive communication and connect participants with adult allies.

Our Detention Based Services Strategy 2018-2023 Grantees include: