Alternative Non-Secure Overnight Lockup

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Alternative Non-Secure Overnight Lockup provides safe and secure emergency placement other than a police station for children under 18 under arrest for status offenses or other nonviolent delinquency charges.

To protect children from overnight stays in police stations or in juvenile detention cells, this program funds specialized residential placements or foster homes. Typically, a local police departments would contact staff at a regional provider, who would arrange for transportation for the young person from the police station to the foster care home or staff-secure facility until the time of the child's court appearance. The provider staff would then also ensure that the young person appears at court on the next business day.

Although funded through the Department of Children and Families (DCF), children not involved with DCF are still eligible for this program.

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