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Youth in Custody

  • This program provides education for youth who are in the custody of the state agencies for reasons of neglect, dependency or delinquency.
  • Education programs to which youth in custody are assigned are to meet applicable standards approved by the State Board of Education.  Classroom performance is monitored.  They are reinforced for appropriate classroom behavior.
  • Youth In Custody students being served by or through a local school district are considered students of that district.
  • All Youth In Custody education services are closely coordinated with respective social service and/or  judicial agency services to enhance effectiveness and avoid duplication.

It is the Mission of the Youth in Custody Program to provide dynamic, intensive and comprehensive educational services to students in the custody of Youth Corrections and the Division of Family Services in the state of Utah.

A student is eligible for Youth In Custody programming if he/she resides within the school boundaries and is in the custody of Youth Corrections or the Division of Child and Family Services.

School based programs offer a full range of services to prepare students for a successful transition in the mainstream of school and society.

The goal of all custody programs for youth is successful release, not continued custody.