Community-Based Facility [Juvenile Law] Law and Legal Definition

Community-based facility under juvenile law refer to non secure, homelike facility licensed, operated, or permitted to operate by the Department of Juvenile Justice which affords the child the opportunity to continue family and community contact. Usually community based facility is located within a reasonable proximity of the child's family and home community

An effective community based program can provide support services to siblings of youth in custody who may be at high risk of becoming involved in juvenile justice system.