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

Pursuant to 20 USCS § 6472 (4) [Title 20. Education; Chapter 70. Strengthening and Improvement of Elementary and Secondary Schools; Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged; Prevention and Intervention Programs for Children and Youth who are Neglected, Delinquent, or At-Risk; General Provisions], the term institution for neglected or delinquent children and youth means--

“(A) a public or private residential facility, other than a foster home, that is operated for the care of children who have been committed to the institution or voluntarily placed in the institution under applicable State law, due to abandonment, neglect, or death of their parents or guardians; or

(B) a public or private residential facility for the care of children who have been adjudicated to be delinquent or in need of supervision.”