Nonsecure Setting [Juvenile Law] Law and Legal Definition

A nonsecure setting refers to a nonsecure facility or a residential home where a child may be temporarily placed pending further court action. It includes a child's own home. Children before the court in a county that is served by a state operated secure detention facility, who are in the detention custody of the Department of Juvenile Justice, and who are placed in a nonsecure alternative by the Department of Juvenile Justice, are supervised by the Department of Juvenile Justice.