Juvenile Correctional Services Program Mission
In partnership with family, community, and networks of care, provides interventions to reduce the need for and length of detention at the RI Training School. When youth require detention, the program ensures that those youth exit the RI Training School with the education, skills and supports to reduce the likelihood of recidivism. The program ensures that youth supervised in the community by Juvenile Probation/Parole are supported in conjunction with family, community and networks of care which are based on principles of practice to reduce the likelihood of future wayward or delinquent behavior.
Juvenile Correctional Services Program Description
For youth who have been adjudicated as delinquent and those awaiting trial for serious offenses, residential programming is conducted at the RI Training School which provides a secure, structured program or comprehensive services including clinical and educational services. All youth detained receive educational services in accordance with their academic level and/or specific individual education plan. Educational services adhere to all RI Department of Education regulations.
Community-based programming (probation and parole) serves youth placed in community-based residential settings as well as those placed at home and in foster homes. Those youth placed in-home have access to an array of community-based services and are delivered in collaboration with family and other community support partners. Those youth placed in residential/congregate care also have access to residential programming aimed toward re-integration into home and community in collaboration with family, community partners and networks of care. The goal of all of these services is to re-integrate and/or maintain youth in their homes and communities and reduce the risk of re-offending.