Residential Treatment Facility [Juvenile Law] Law and Legal Definition

Residential treatment facility refers to a facility means a facility or group home with more than eight (8) beds designated by the Department of Juvenile Justice or the cabinet for the treatment of children. It can be locked or unlocked. In a locked residential treatment facility, patient’s movements are severely restricted to a single room or cell. In an unlocked residential treatment facility allows patients to move about the facility with relative freedom, even though they are only allowed to leave the facility under specific conditions.