Secured Juvenile Detention Facility Law and Legal Definition

Secured juvenile detention facility refers to any facility used for the secure detention of children. It does not include a jail, police station, lockup, intermittent holding facility, buildings which is part of or attached to any facility in which adult prisoners are confined, or which share staff with a facility in which adult prisoners are confined.

The following is an example of a case law on secured juvenile detention facility:

Only a child of 16 years of age but not over 18 may be confined in a secured juvenile detention facility as the disposition of his/her case. [Jefferson County Dep't for Human Services v. Carter, 795 S.W.2d 59 (Ky. 1990)].