We can keep kids out of juvenile detention.
Necco's detention alternatives provide officials with options that ensure public safety, provide safety and accountability of the youth, and require that they are present at court hearings.
WHO BENEFITS FROM ALTERNATIVES?
Everyone! Due to scarce resources, juvenile justice officials must often choose between sending a youth home, without adequate safety or supervision, and placing the youth in a secure juvenile detention facility. The use of ATD services means that costly secure detention is reserved for serious and violent juveniles, helping to assure public safety. Necco's juvenile detention alternatives have proven highly effective in reducing the use of costly, secure confinement with better outcomes for youth.
WHAT SERVICES ARE PROVIDED WITH DETENTION ALTERNATIVES?
Necco views detention as a legal status and not a place. Necco provides both in-home and out-of-home alternatives to secure confinement. These services are typically used along with a continuum of care. Services could include but are not limited to:
- Electronic Monitoring
- Supervised Foster Care
Necco will consider any youth for placement in Foster Care. This placement is determined by the availability of foster homes, the youth's background, and the ability to match the child's needs with the appropriate home. Necco will accept ALL youth referred for electronic monitoring services within our service coverage area. ATD participants are expected to comply with any and all behavior guidelines as dictated by the program including drug testing, school attendance, compliance with court orders, adherence to foster home rules and more. Contact the Kentucky office near you to learn more.