Nonsecure Facility [Juvenile Law] Law and Legal Definition

Nonsecure facility refers to a facility which provides its resident’s access to the surrounding community and which does not rely primarily on the use of physically restricting construction and hardware to restrict freedom. They are intended to provide troubled youths with more structure than they receive at home, and residents are not free to leave at will. A nonsecure facility is statutorily prohibited from containing physically restricting construction and hardware which would prevent youths from absconding demonstrates that security, confinement, and the prevention of escapes are not of paramount importance in such facility.

The following is a case law defining nonsecure facility:

Nonsecure facilities must be characterized by the absence of physically restricting construction, hardware and procedures. [Matter of Dylan C., 2009 NY Slip Op 7406, 3 (N.Y. App. Div. 2009)].