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 in juvenile detention and disconnected TAY in adult detention. Detention Based Services programs engage participants in positive activities such as enrichment programming, skill and knowledge building activities and other opportunities to build resiliency and see beyond their current circumstances.

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: