Institution for Delinquent Children and Youth [Education] Law and Legal Definition

According to 34 CFR 200.90 [Title 34 – Education; Subtitle B -- Regulations of the Offices of the Department of Education; Chapter II -- Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Department of Education; Part 200 -- Title I -- Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged; Subpart D -- Prevention and Intervention Programs for Children and Youth who are Neglected, Delinquent, or At-Risk of Dropping Out], the term institution for delinquent children and youth means, “as determined by the SEA, a public or private residential facility that is operated primarily for the care of children and youth who --

(1) Have been adjudicated to be delinquent or in need of supervision; and

(2) Have had an average length of stay in the institution of at least 30 days.”